Remember, the FAA wanted to keep these reports private, but that all changed after the Hudson ditching. The FAA will probably end up having to compel pilots to report bird strikes to the NTSB, with that information filed in the accident/incident database under the pilot's name and tail number. I'm guessing it'll take one more high profile bird strike accident for it to happen.
If you guys are too paraoid to communicate safety-relevant info to the FAA directly, then consider at least filing an ASRS ("NASA") report about your wildlife strikes. That way, it's confidential but will still get reported. No losers.
Maybe it's my pessimistic view of government agencies, but I would never report a bird strike to the FAA unless it resulted in an accident. All we need is for the EPA (or similar agency) to get it's hands on this data, discover that our little airport is "murdering" 20 rare sparrows a year with our gas-guzzling, ozone torching flying contraptions, and they'll use that data against the citizens to:
a) raise taxes in my community so we can further investigate how rare this sparrow might be
b) raise taxes on general airport usage as kind of a "penalty" for murdering sparrows
c) raise taxes to fund a committee to research how we can save 3-4 more sparrows a year through high-tech gadgetry or airport closures during migration seasons.
d) raise taxes to fund the additional staff and computers needed to collect and process this data
e) raise taxes to build a sparrow sanctuary away from the airport and hire a sparrow pied piper to lure them all to this new sanctuary.
f) all of the above
Thanks but no thanks FAA.
What an asinine comment from DuckR1. Save your angry screeds for your political blog. With your "view" of the "world," we shouldn't report icing, turbulence, large wildlife on runways, etc etc etc. After all this information, in your paranoid world, could lead to NOAA or the FAA raising taxes for each in-flight weather report, proclaim that each report of severe icing or severe turbulence is proof of global warming and chain your plain to the ground with you in it, etc. Calm down and take your pill. A class in anger management might be in order, too, as the evil authorities could pull your ticket.
Tin hats work, too.