From the April 4, 2009 posting at the respected AirSafe.com News titled Why the FAA Should Not Block Access to Bird Strike Data:
In March 2009, the FAA quietly made a stunning proposal to make it nearly impossible for the public to access a vital aviation safety resource. Since 1990, the FAA's National Wildlife Strike Database has been one of the most important tools for understanding bird and wildlife strike risks to aircraft. With over 100,0000 records, this database has the potential to benefit everyone who flies by giving the aviation safety community and the general public the opportunity to analyze that data in order to discover ways to reduce the threats to aircraft caused by birds and other wildlife. The FAA states several concerns about the database, but none of their arguments support their proposal to block public access to the data.
That post contains much more detail about the FAA's position and the opposing logic. In the follow-on post of April 6, 2009 titled Send Your Comments to the FAA, AirSafe provides additional information, as well as instructions on how you can contact the FAA and submit your thoughts on this topic.
AirSafe is a great source for airline accident information, and is known to deal with facts, not early speculation.