During the past century, wildlife-aircraft strikes have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives worldwide, as well as billions of dollars in aircraft damage. The FAA maintains a comprehensive program to address wildlife hazards. Through policy and guidance, research and outreach, we strive to stay ahead of the issue.
- September 29, 2014: Advanced Airport Wildlife Management Training, Columbia, SC, March 17-19, 2015 (PHP)
Offered by Loomacres Wildlife Management, this 3-day course fulfills the training requirements for airport wildlife biologists conducting wildlife hazard assessments under Part 139 and Advisory Circular 150/5200-36A.
- August 11, 2014: Annual Report: Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2013 (PDF, 3.22 MB)
Summary analysis of data from the National Wildlife Strike Database for the period 1990 through 2013.
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Wildlife Strike Reporting
- FAA's Wildlife Strike Database
Report a strike or explore the available strike data.
- Smithsonian Institution's Feather Lab
Learn how to submit bird remains for identification.
- Fact Sheet: The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program
- 14 CFR 139 Section 139.337
Identifies the responsibilities certified Airport Operators have with respect to hazardous wildlife issues
Wildlife Hazard Management at AirportsA Manual for Airport Personnel
Reports on Wildlife Strikes to Aircraft
- Trends in Wildlife Strike Reporting, Part 1 (PDF)
Voluntary System 1990-2008
- Trends in Wildlife Strike Reporting, Part 2 (PDF)
Sources of Data in Voluntary System
- Significant Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States (1990 - 2014) (PDF)
US Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture / Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service / Wildlife Services.
Wildlife Hazard Assessments
- Use of USDA for Wildlife Hazard Assessment Studies (PDF)
- Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, June 2005 (PDF)
- AIP Eligibility for Wildlife Hazard Assessments (AIP Handbook, Table E-2, Planning Project Requirements) (PDF)
- Long and Short Templates for Wildlife Hazard Assessment Agreements (MS Word)
|150/5200-32||Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes|
|150/5200-33||Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports|
|150/5200-34||Construction or Establishment of Landfills near Public Airports|
|150/5200-36||Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports|
|150/5200-38||Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (to be issued)|
|14-01||Seasonal Mitigation of Hazardous Species at Airports: Attention to Snowy Owls (PDF)|
|13-01||Federal and State Depredation Permit Assistance (PDF)|
|06-07||Requests by State Wildlife Agencies to Facilitate and Encourage Habitat for State-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species and Species of Special Concern on Airports (PDF)|
|04-16||Deer Hazard to Aircraft and Deer Fencing (PDF)|
|98-05||Grasses Attractive To Hazardous Wildlife (PDF)|