Federal Regulations/Guidance

The Federal Aviation Administration provides both regulatory safety standards and guidance for mitigating wildlife hazards that relate to aviation safety.

CFR 139.337 – Wildlife Hazard Management

U.S.F.W.S Migratory Bird Regional Offices Contact your regional Migratory Bird Permits office for federal regulations and permits pertaining to dispersal or depredation for your airport. In addition, contact your state’s regulating agency for permits or regulations required by your state for mitigation of wildlife hazards. Contact your federal or state regulating agency for questions or assistance.

U.S.F.W.S. Migratory Bird Depredation Permits What you need to know about migratory bird regulations, a Federal Migratory Bird Depredation Permit, and control orders for certain birds.


FAA Advisory Circulars

150/5200-32B, Reporting Wildlife Strikes

150/5200-33, Hazardous Wildlife Attractants On or Near Airports

150/5000-36, Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports

150/5220-25, Airport Avian Radar Systems

33.76-1A, Bird Ingestion Certification Standards

150/5370-10G, Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports


FAA CertAlerts

14-03, Seasonal Mitigation of Hazardous Species at Airports: Attention to Snowy Owls (PDF)

13-01, Federal and State Depredation Permit Assistance (PDF)

10-01, Interpretation of the Term ‘Consecutive Calendar Months’ as Used in Part 139, Certification of Airports (PDF)

06-07, Requests by State Wildlife Agencies to Facilitate and Encourage Habitat for State-Listed Threatened and Endangered Species and Species of Special Concern on Airports (PDF)

16-03, Recommended Wildlife Exclusion Fencing (PDF)

98-05: Grasses Attractive to Hazardous Wildlife



Memorandum of Agreement to Address Aircraft-Wildlife Strikes

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