Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
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About us Habitat Branch Permits Branch Population Branch

Our vision is:
A Northeast Region and Atlantic Flyway where native migratory birds and their habitats thrive.

Our mission is to:
Work with others to conserve, protect and enhance migratory birds in the Northeast Region and Atlantic Flyway for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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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Find out more about our priorities: 

Learn more about the national Division of Migratory Bird Management.

In the News

September 7, 2015 - The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative (AFSI) is an unprecedented endeavor to implement conservation for shorebirds across an enormous geographic scale that involves numerous federal, state, provincial, and local governments, conservation groups, universities, and individuals.

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August 19, 2015 - Division of Migratory Bird biologist tracks endangered birds

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red-throated loon. credit: Gannett News Service

July 24, 2015 - Bird study: Charting their course — and our own

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Last updated: September 8, 2015