Wildlife Hazard Management at AirportsA Manual for Airport Personnel
FAA Certalerts and Advisory Circulars regarding Wildlife Strikes
Certalert No. 09-10 (PDF, 139 KB)
Wildlife Hazard Assessments in Accordance with Part 139 Requirements
Certalert No. 98-05 (PDF, 29 KB)
Grasses Attractive To Hazardous Wildlife
Certalert No. 04-09 (MS Word, 20 KB)
Relationship Between FAA And Wildlife Services
Certalert No. 04-16 (MS Word, 646 KB)
Deer Hazard to Aircraft and Deer Fencing
Certalert No. 06-07 (PDF, 24 KB)
Requests by State Wildlife Agencies to Facilitate and Encourage Habitat for State-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species and Species of Special Concern on Airports
AC 150/5200-32 (CURRENT)
Reporting Wildlife Aircraft Strikes
AC 150/5200-33 (CURRENT)
Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On Or Near Airports
AC 150/5200-34 (CURRENT)
Construction or Establishment of Landfills Near Public Airports
AC 150/5200-36 (CURRENT)
Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports
We have received a lot of questions concerning FAA guidance on the use of lasers on airports to harass hazardous wildlife. There are 2 documents that provide FAA guidance on outdoor laser use around airports.
FAA Advisory Circular 70-1 Outdoor Laser Operations (PDF, 2.17 MB)
(12-30-04) provides information for those proponents planning to conduct outdoor laser operations that may affect aircraft operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Also, the AC explains why notification to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is necessary, how to notify the FAA of the planned laser operation, and what action the FAA will take to respond to such notifications.
FAA Order 7400.2F - Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters (PDF, 3.46 MB)
[Effective Date: February 16, 2006 Includes Change 1, Effective August 3, 2006]. Part 6, Chapter 29 prescribes policy, responsibilities, and guidelines for processing a Notice of Proposed Outdoor Laser Operations and determining the potential effect of outdoor laser activities on users of the National Airspace System.
- 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
- Annual Report: Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States (1990-2012) (PDF, 3.13 MB)
A Comprehensive Report on Wildlife Strikes to Aircraft.
- Significant Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States (1990 - 2013) (PDF, 691 KB)
US Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture / Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service / Wildlife Services.
- Wildlife Strike Reporting FAA bird strike report form: (FAA) Use this form to report a bird strike in the U.S.
- Transport Canada's bird strike report form: (Transport Canada) Use this form to report a bird strike in Canada
- Memorandum of Agreement Between the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agricultureto Address Aircraft-Wildlife (PDF)
- Control Procedures Manual: Transport Canada Wildlife Control Manual
- Bye Bye, Birdies: Brief discussion of the bird strike problem from NASA.
- Migratory Season Heightens Hazard Of Bird Strikes: Article discussing bird strike problem.
- Canadian Study Finds Greatest Frequency of Bird Strikes...: Transport Canada bird strike statistics.
- Bird Hazard Educational and Awareness Materials: (Transport Canada) Overview/Information on bird remains identification and associated issues.
- Bird Feather Identification Process: (Transport Canada) Overview/Post-strike
- Safety guidelines for handling bird remains. Up-to-date information on health risks to humans from infectious avian diseases such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu or H5N1 or HPAI viruses) - October 2005.
- The North American Breeding Bird Survey Results and Analysis: Sauer, J. R., J. E. Hines, and J. Fallon. 2001. The North American Breeding Bird Survey, Results and Analysis 1966 - 2005. Version 2001.2, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD