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Birds are ubiquitous and they enrich our lives in visible and unseen ways. The loss of bird populations would diminish the quality of life for all Americans.

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International Migratory Bird Day

Focusing on the theme of restoring habitat, restoring birds in 2015, this celebration is being held on Saturday​, May 9th.​ Or celebrate whenever migratory bird arrival happens in your own community or whenever you feel like celebrating birds! IMBD is an invitation to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation!

​Aerial Waterfowl Survey

Monitoring programs are an important element of cooperative, international efforts to manage and conserve valuable wildlife resources. The Service’s Migratory Bird Program undertakes a number of surveys in conjunction with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Offices, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and State and Provincial wildlife management agencies.

Permits to Qualified Applicants

for falconry, raptor propagation, scientific collecting, special purposes (rehabilitation, educational, migratory game bird propagation, and salvage), take of depredating birds, taxidermy, and waterfowl sale and disposal.

Last Updated: May 1, 2015