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.
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.
- Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2021 (Added 7/18/2021)
- Some Significant Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, January 1990 - March 2022 (PDF) (Updated 4/8/22)
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.
Request copies of the Wildlife Strike Reporting poster.
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