Protecting Neotropical Migrating Birds

Many of our favorite birds go south for the winter. Learn how we help them all along the way.

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Biologist Reports From the Field

The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey is conducted each spring by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services’ Migratory Bird Program, state wildlife agencies and the Canadian Wildlife Service to estimate the size of breeding waterfowl populations across North America and to evaluate habitat conditions on the breeding grounds. Follow the aerial and ground crew as they survey waterfowl breeding grounds.

Need a Permit

Permits provide a means to balance use and conservation of protected species. Permits can be important as a conservation tool, to promote long-term conservation of animals, plants, and their habitats, and encourage joint stewardship with others.

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: May 17, 2017