Migratory Birds
Midwest Region
Juvenile Eagle Self Release. USFWS photo.

Juvenile Eagle Self Release. USFWS photo.

Midwest Birds of Concern

More than 500 species of birds breed or winter in, and/or migrate through, the upper Midwest. The 85 species listed below are of conservation or management concern to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) because they are rare or declining, Federally-listed as threatened or endangered, migratory game birds, or superabundant species that are causing conflicts.  If you click on the species that are underlined, you will be linked to conservation and management plans for those species.

Rare or Declining - Species identified by the Service as Birds of Conservation Concern due to low numbers, declining population trends, and/or recent delisting as Federally Threatened or Endangered.

Federally Threatened or Endangered - Species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Migratory Game Birds – Species that are of management concern due to their population status and/or recreational and socioeconomic value as a game species.

  • Canada Goose
  • Tundra Swan
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Wood Duck
  • Mallard
  • American Black Duck
  • Northern Pintail
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Canvasback
  • Greater Scaup
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • American Woodcock
  • Mourning Dove

Superabundant - Species whose abundance can sometimes cause conflicts with natural resources or human interests.

Last updated: March 7, 2014