Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
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Working with partners to conserve sustainable populations of migratory birds and their habitats for full life–cycle conservation and for the benefit of the American public.

Northeast Region Migratory Birds staff directory

Read our Fiscal Year 2014 Accomplishment Report (PDF)

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The Atlantic Coast Joint Venture is a partnership that works together for the conservation of native bird species in the Atlantic Flyway region of the United States.

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Learn more about the national Division of Bird and Habitat Conservation.

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The Permits Branch issues various permits authorizing otherwise prohibited activities to meet special needs. Permits are issued for scientific collecting, falconry, education, and bird damage management. For eagle permit information, visit the Northeast Region's Bald Eagle Management Guidelines and Conservation Measures page.

Information on other types of permits can be found at the USFWS Migratory Bird and Eagle Permit page.

Find general permit information here.

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Last updated: December 15, 2014