The FAA National Wildlife Strike Database currently includes wildlife strike reports through December 31, 2016.
The database does not currently include wildlife strike reports submitted via "paper" 5200-7 forms (Bird / Other Wildlife Strike Report) and Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MOR) supplied by the Air Traffic Organization from September 1, 2016 through the present date. The paper 5200-7 forms and MORs are being analyzed and will be incorporated into the database shortly.
The database also includes "triggering events" that were reported online for incident dates from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. "Triggering events" are defined as incidents where: 1) birds are ingested; 2) more than one bird is struck; 3) aircraft parts are damaged. In addition, the database includes incidents that had a negative effect on flight from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
The remaining 2017 - 2018 wildlife strike reports will continue to be added to the database as they are processed.
The FAA Wildlife Strike Database contains records of reported wildlife strikes since 1990. Strike reporting is voluntary. Therefore, this database only represents the information we have received from airlines, airports, pilots, and other sources.
For additional information, please visit the FAA Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program site.
The annual bird strike report for 2016 titled, "Annual Report: Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States (1990-2015)", is now available. This report presents a summary analysis of data from the National Wildlife Strike Database for the 25-year period 1990 through 2015.
Project Manager: Mike DiPilato