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.
- July 26, 2021, Updated Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft report:
FAA's Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2020 is now available.
- July 22, 2021, Call for information from current sUAS practitioners monitoring animals:
The Federal Aviation Administration is working with research collaborators to develop selection criteria and initial sampling methods for unbiased animal count surveys using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The research team is seeking additional information from sUAS practitioners who have used sUAS to monitor animals.
Please complete a quick 5-10 minute survey to share your experiences.
- March 16, 2021, Update on Available Data in the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database:
All 2020 wildlife strike reports submitted online (FAA Form 5200-7E) are valid and available on the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database. This does not include all 2020 Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) or 5200-7 paper reports. They are being processed now and an update will be provided when they are complete.
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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 - 2020 (PDF, 6.5 MB) (Added 7/26/2021)
- Some Significant Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, January 1990 - January 2021 (PDF) (Updated 3/16/21)
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.