Bird Conservation Partnerships & Initiatives

Together We Achieve More Than any of Us Could Alone

The Migratory Bird Program collaborates with other Federal and State agencies, tribes, and other organizations to manage migratory bird species through the support of partnerships that deliver regional, national and international management plans that conserve habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. To learn more about the various bird conservation partnerships and intiatives the Migratory Bird Program participates in, see the following:
  • Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds
    Established under  Executive Order 13186 (38.6KB), the Council serves to enhance coordination and communication among Federal agencies regarding their responsibilities under the four bilateral treaties on the conservation of migratory birds (Canada - 1916, Mexico - 1936, Japan - 1972, Russia - 1978), and builds on the progress that has been made in recent years on conservation of migratory birds.
  • North American Bird Conservation Initiative
    Dedicated to promoting and advancing integrated bird conservation.
  • Urban Bird Treaty
    A program that brings together city partners to conserve migratory birds through habitat conservation, hazard reductions, citizen science, and outreach and education in urban and suburban areas
  • Shorebird Conservation
    Ensuring that an adequate quantity and quality of shorebird habitat is maintained at the local level and maintaining or restore shorebird populations at the continental and hemispheric levels.
  • Waterbird Conservation
    Ensuring that colonial-nesting waterbird populations remain healthy, including monitoring of nesting colonies, conducting or funding research and restoring nesting habitats
  • Partners in Flight (PIF)
    A broad-based bird conservation initiative that has developed songbird conservation priorities and habitat conservation plans for physiographic areas nationwide.
  • Waterfowl Conservation
    Recognizing the importance of waterfowl and wetlands to North Americans and the need for international cooperation to help in the recovery of a shared resource, the U.S. and Canadian governments developed a strategy to restore waterfowl populations through habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement. The strategy was documented in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, signed in 1986.
  • Migratory Bird Joint Ventures
    Collaborative, regional partnerships of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that conserve habitat for the benefit of priority bird species, other wildlife, and people.
  • Migratory Bird Flyways
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and its partners manage migratory birds based largely on routes the birds follow as they migrate between nesting and wintering areas.

Last Updated: February 16, 2017