Mission of the Migratory Bird Program
Chief, Migratory Bird Program
Providing national and international leadership in the conservation and management of migratory birds by promoting, among the Service and its partners, science-based management of both populations and habitat on and off Service lands in support of national and international bird plans and initiatives. Additionally, the Division of Migratory Birds will provide support to eco-regional conservation initiatives for other wildlife species in those instance where support and cooperation will advance the goal of migratory bird conservation (e.g. the Black Bear Conservation Initiative).
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A Status Assessment of the Eastern Subspecies of Bewick's Wren
This document is a compilation of biological data and a description of past, present and likely future threats to the easternmost two subspecies of Bewick's Wren, Thryomanes bewickii bewickii and Thryomanes bewickii altus. It does not represent a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether these taxa should be designated as candidate taxa for listing as threatened or endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act.
Future Direction and Priorities..
Supporting the North American Conservation Initiative (NABCI) goal of "delivering the full
spectrum of bird conservation through regionally-based, biologically-driven, landscape-oriented partnerships."
- Providing support to national Flyway Councils and the Migratory Bird Management Office on technical and regulatory aspects of migratory bird conservation
Promoting migratory bird conservation on private lands by facilitating the delivery of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and Joint Venture Interagency Partner Programs.
- Promoting science-based management of migratory birds on Southeast Region units of the NWRS
Providing technical support to site-specific management issues on individual Refuges commensurate with available funding.