W I L D for Wildlife

At Corpus Christi International Airport, we are keeping track of the wildlife that inhabits the airfield. The Federal Aviation Administration requires this tracking due to the threat animals can pose to airplanes. Each year in this country, there are thousands of bird strikes reported by both private and commercial pilots. A single bird can do a lot of damage to an airplane engine. While it’s impossible to prevent most of these strikes, airports can take steps to minimize the threat on and around their runways.

Our Wildlife Assessment is based on months of scouting and documenting the numbers of birds, squirrels, coyotes, snakes and other wild creatures spotted around the airfield. Properly trained employees are conducting regular activities that are designed to deter wildlife from gathering close to the runways. It’s all about keeping things safe for the traveling public.

Click here to view the current Wildlife Bulletin (updated quarterly).