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Who We Are
Welcome to Migratory Birds for the Mountain-Prairie Region. We provide leadership in the conservation of migratory bird habitat through partnerships, grants, and outreach for present and future generations. The Migratory Bird Program is responsible for maintaining healthy migratory bird populations for the benefit of the American people.
The list of species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) are a subset of the trust species, and can be found here. More information on MBTA and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act can be found at here. The Mountain-Prairie Region has two coordinators responsible for these issues. The Migratory Bird Coordinator is responsible for migratory birds in the Region. The nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator has responsibility for the nongame species.
Declining species and species groups are a major priority. One current effort is focused on identifying the species most at risk for listing as endangered or threatened and the reasons for their decline. The Migratory Bird Management Office in Washington D.C. published a list of the Species of Conservation Concern, 2008. Another source of information about species of concern is available at http://www.partnersinflight.org/.
Monitoring bird trends is the major method used to determine the status of trust species. The largest effort to monitor avian species is the Breeding Bird Survey.