Migratory Bird Program
Conserving the Nature of America


Migratory Bird Permit (MBP) Memorandum Series 
The purpose of the MBP Memorandum series is to clarify regulations and other existing migratory bird permit policy to ensure internally consistent implementation of the migratory bird permit program.

Disposition of Non-releasable Eagles

Migratory Bird Permit Memorandum (MBPM-6) provides guidance to Service migratory bird permit offices for placement of live non-releasable Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles.  Native American tribal eagle aviaries will have priority over other qualified facilities for placement of eagles that have undergone rehabilitation but cannot be released to the wild.  Service personnel will follow the guidelines in the Memorandum when placing live non-releasable Bald Eagles or Golden Eagles.


Last updated: November 25, 2013