North American Waterfowl
Providing leadership in the conservation of migratory bird habitat through partnerships, grants, and outreach for present and future generations.
U.S. Standard Grants Approved
On September 12, 2013, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $21.5 million for 21 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) proposals in the United States.
Celebrating the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
When our songbirds, shorebirds, and other bird species migrate south for the winter, they don't stop needing our protection. The threats they face--habitat loss, pollution, climate change--continue and grow in many of the places they land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act has worked for more than a decade to conserve migrating birds within and beyond our borders. Learn how you can help.
2012 NAWMP Award Winners
The North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee announces the recipients of the 2012 International Canvasback and Blue-winged Teal awards for outstanding contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Administers the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants and Small Grants Programs, which provide matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
- Coordinates and provides staff to the North American Wetlands Conservation Council.
- Administers the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program, which supports public-private partnerships that promote the long-term conservation of Neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
- Provides national leadership in the U.S. for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and staff support to the Plan Committee and the Plan Committee's Science Support Team.
- Supports more than two dozen bird and habitat-focused Joint Ventures, collaborative, regionally based partnerships comprising government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes and individuals who work to implement bird conservation plans within specific geographic areas or for specific species.
- Supports conservation work conducted under Partners in Flight, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan and North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, and provides staff support for the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.
- Administers the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) and the Junior Duck Stamp programs.