Celebrate 100 Years of Bird Conservation!

In 2016, we celebrate the centennial of the signing of the foundational treaty that launched international conservation efforts for migratory birds.

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Waterfowl Banding Blog

Have you ever seen a bird with a band on its leg? U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists use these items to learn more about bird populations by recording where and when banded birds are found to help ensure healthy populations. Right now, biologists are banding waterfowl in Canada. Read some blogs from the field and learn more about the program.

​Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

The year 2016 marks the centennial of the first Migratory Bird Treaty, which formed the cornerstone of our efforts conserve birds at the national and international levels. We are working with our partners to celebrate the last century of bird conservation, while looking forward to the next hundred years through a series of events around the country (and beyond) throughout the year.

Building Glass & Lighting

Collision with building glass is currently estimated to be the second greatest source of direct mortality of birds. Bird mortality from window collisions in the U.S. is estimated to be between 365 million to 988 million birds annually. When we see all the glass and windows around us, and how quickly these are becoming more prevalent in new building designs, it’s no wonder this is such a large source of mortality.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016