Airport Cooperative Program (ACRP) Reports
- ACRP Report 32: Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports
- Synthesis 23: Bird Harassment, Repellent, and Deterrent Techniques for Use on Airports
- Synthesis 39: Airport Wildlife Population Management
- Synthesis 52: Habitat Management to Deter Wildlife at Airports
- Legal Research Digest 20: Airport Responsibility for Wildlife Management
We have received a lot of questions about FAA guidance on the use of lasers on airports to harass hazardous wildlife. Please see the current versions of the following documents on outdoor laser use around airports.
- FAA Advisory Circular 70-1, Outdoor Laser Operations
(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 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters
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.
- 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, 323 KB)
- 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
- Journal of Wildlife Law and Policy (Kluwer Law International) Provides information on wildlife law.
- Journal of Animal Ecology (British Ecological Society) Provides information on animal ecology.
Airport Wildlife Mitigation Newsletters
- Bird Strike Committee - USA: US Committee devoted to reducing bird strike risk in aviation.
- Bird Strike Committee - Canada: Canadian Committee devoted to reducing bird strike risk in aviation.
- FAA Wildlife Hazard Management at Airports (PDF, 3.86 MB) - See: Developing a wildlife control plan.
- Template for the Development of an Airport Wildlife Management Plan
- Transport Canada Control Procedures Manual Improving Awareness of Wildlife-management Issues.
- ACRP Synthesis Report Number 23: Bird Harassment, Repellent, and Deterrent Techniques for Use on and Near Airports.
- ACRP Synthesis Report Number 32: Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports .
- Final Report - Evaluation of the North Shore Marine Transfer Station and its Compatibility with Respect to Bird Strikes and Safe Air Operations at LaGuardia Airport (PDF, 2.71 MB)
- AC 150/5200-33B Hazardous Wildlife Attractants on or Near Airports
- Transport Canada's Bird Hazards - Discussion of Bird Hazards at Airports.
- Landscaping to Avoid Wildlife Conflicts
- Deer-Resistant Ornamental Plants - Pacific Northwest
- Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance - East
- Deer-Resistant Landscape Plants - West and Southwest
- Wildlife Management Library (Kansas State University)
- Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
- USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Service Publications (US Dept of Agriculture)
- Animal fact sheets (University of Florida Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)
- Wildlife Species Life Form (US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service)
- Wildlife Species Life Form--Mammal List (US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service)
- Wildlife Species Life Form--Bird List (US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service)
- Wildlife Species Life Form--Reptile List (US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service)
- Wildlife Species Life Form--Amphibian List (US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service)
- Informational Series Fact Sheets (Connecticut Dept of Environmental Protection)
Current Bird Hazard Mitigation Systems
- BAM: USAF Bird Avoidance Model.
- AHAS: (Operated by AET Environmental Services with DeTect, Inc as a subcontractor) The Avian Hazard Advisory System.
- International Bird Strike Committee: (International Birdstrike Committee) Web site for international committee devoted to bird strike risk reduction.
- Transport Canada: (Transport Canada) Comprehensive Canadian bird strike web site. Houses Control Procedures Manual among other information.
- Italian Bird Strike Committee: (Italy) Italy's Bird Strike Committee web site.
- U.S. Bird Strike Committee: (U.S. Bird Strike Committee) Web site.
- The German Bird Strike Committee was founded on 30 July 1964 at the suggestion of the Federal German Transport Minister, as a loose federation of the institutions and organizations involved in aviation.
- USAF Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
- Australian Gov't Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has come about as a result of one of the recommendations of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau Report into "The Hazards Posed to Aircraft by Birds".
- The International Center for the Study of Bird Migration (Israel)
- Information Relating to UK Birdstrikes
- Aerial photos of airports
- Bird Strikes to Canadian Aircraft - A Seven Year Summary 1991 - 1997
- The Internet Bird Collection
A large database containing photographs of birds.
- The Feather Atlas
National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory Feather Database.