Migratory Bird Management
Alaska Region


The Division of Migratory Bird Management (MBM) is mandated by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and several international treaties to conserve and manage migratory birds in Alaska. We collect information on distribution, abundance, diversity, and trends of game and nongame birds through a combination of aerial, boat, and ground surveys. We also identify and protect important bird habitats through implementation of conservation plans. In addition, we review and issue permits for activities involving migratory birds. An important part of our job is to work with other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices, state and federal agencies, Alaska Native groups, and private organizations to ensure our efforts are integrated into other conservation initiatives. More detailed information about the Migratory Bird Management Office is available here.






Last Updated: September 15, 2008