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.
- February 17, 2021 - FAA's 2019 Annual Report on Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft (PDF) is now available.
- July 16, 2020 - Update on Available Data in the FAA’s National Wildlife Strike Database:
All 2019 wildlife strike reports are valid and available on the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database. This includes 2019 Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs). Wildlife strike reports that were submitted online (FAA Form 5200-7E) through May 14, 2020, are also validated and available to the public on the database.
For a copy of your airport's non-validated strike reports, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildlife Strike Reporting
Report a Strike
- FAA's Wildlife StrikeDatabase
Report a strike or explore the available strike data.
- Smithsonian Institution's Feather Lab
Learn how to submit bird remains for identification.
- Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2019 (PDF, 3.42 MB)
- Some Significant Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, January 1990 - September 2019 (PDF) (Updated 9/25/19)
U.S. Department of Agriculture / Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service / Wildlife Services.
- Strike Information Summaries (as of April 30, 2018)
Summaries produced by Embry Riddle Prescott Center for Wildlife and Aviation from data drawn from the FAA Wildlife Strike Database.