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FAA Regulations and Guidance

Wildlife-Related Regulations

  • 14 CFR 139 Section 139.337
    Identifies the responsibilities certified Airport Operators have with respect to hazardous wildlife issues

Wildlife Guidance

Wildlife-Related Advisory Circulars
Number Title
70-1 Outdoor Laser Operations
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)
150/5220-25 Airport Avian Radar Systems

View All Series 150 Advisory Circulars (ACs)

Wildlife-Related CertAlerts
Number Title
16-03 Recommended Wildlife Exclusion Fencing (PDF)
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)
98-05 Grasses Attractive To Hazardous Wildlife (PDF)

View the Complete List of Airport Part 139 CertAlerts

Wildlife-Related AIP Program Guidance Letters

Reporting Forms

Interagency Agreements

Airport Cooperative Program (ACRP) Reports

International Bird Strike Committees

FAA Wildlife Reports

Current Bird Hazard Mitigation Systems

  • BAM: USAF Bird Avoidance Model
  • AHAS: Avian Hazard Advisory System (Operated by AET Environmental Services with DeTect, Inc as a subcontractor)