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.
- September 5, 2019: The following 3-day courses fulfill the training requirements for airport wildlife biologists conducting wildlife hazard assessments under Part 139 and Advisory Circular 150/5200-36A.
- Blue Wing Environmental: 3-Day Wildlife Hazard Management Training Course, Purdue Polytechnic - Aviation Technology Center, Indianapolis International Airport, IN, October 8-10, 2019 (COM) (registration deadline: September 13, 2019
- Loomacres Wildlife Management: Advanced Airport Wildlife Management Training, Tulsa Internatonal Airport, Tulsa, OK, March 10-12, 2020 (PHP)
- August 7, 2019 - New Version of FAA's Wildlife Strike Reporting Database Deployed:
A new version of the FAA's Wildlife Strike Reporting Database was deployed on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
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)
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Wildlife Strike Reporting
Report a Strike
- FAA's Wildlife Strike Database
Report a strike or explore the available strike data.
- Smithsonian Institution's Feather Lab
Learn how to submit bird remains for identification.
- 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.
- Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2018 (PDF, 2.23 MB) (Added 7/31/2019)