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Wildlife Hazard Mitigation

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.

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  • A new version of the FAA's Wildlife Strike Reporting Database will be deployed on Wednesday, August 7, 2019:

    A new version of the FAA's Wildlife Strike Reporting Database will be deployed on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The website and the automated 'One-Stop' reporting functionality will be unavailable for several hours on the morning of August 7, while we deploy the new software and perform system validations.

    Deployment of this new software presents a streamlined system that will enhance our ability to collect and process the wildlife strike data that you furnish. Improvements implemented in this new system will result in a much shorter turn-around time from reporting to publishing searchable data.

    For those of you (there are only a few) who use the automated 'One-Stop' Reporting function (i.e. Web Service), please contact Michael DiPilato to ensure that your system is compatible with this new wildlife strike reporting software.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation!

  • July 31, 2019: Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990-2018 (PDF, 2.23 MB)
  • January 24, 2019: AC 150/5200-36B, Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports
  • January 18, 2019: Draft AC 150/5200-33C, Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports, available for comment. Please submit comments by February 28, 2019.
  • Update on Available Data in the FAA National Wildlife Strike Database, as of July 9, 2019:

    The FAA National Wildlife Strike Database currently includes wildlife strike reports through May 31, 2019. This includes reports that were submitted online and via "paper" 5200-7 forms (Bird / Other Wildlife Strike Report).

    The database currently includes wildlife strike reports submitted via Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MOR), supplied by the Air Traffic Organization, through December 31, 2018. The remaining MORs are being analyzed and will be incorporated into the database shortly.

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