Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds

Annual Report 2015

The 2015 report includes highlights from the following federal agencies: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service.

Agency accomplishments by category are Facilities Management, Policy & Planning, Conservation Actions, Partnerships, Training, and International Conservation.

This webpage will be updated regularly with new accomplishments by Council agencies in each of the overarching implementation categories throughout the year. The Annual Report is promoted year round through Facebook, Twitter and individual agency webpages. Additionally, new accomplishments are highlighted on a bi-annual basis and shared with partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the public and the bird conservation community as a whole through the Council Newsletter.

Previous year reports can be found on the Annual Reports page.

Facilities Management (2012-2015)

Facilities and the infrastructure associated with them can have large impacts on birds. Bird can fall victim to collisions with various types of facility infrastructure such as building windows, power lines or towers; or become trapped or entangled in open pipes, netting, or open pits on facility grounds. Read more.

Policy and Planning

Policy and planning relates to how federal agencies support the conservation intent of the migratory bird conventions and Executive Order 13186 by integrating comprehensive bird conservation principles, measures, and practices into agency plans and planning processes. Read more.


Conservation Actions

Conservation actions are ways in which federal agencies work to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on migratory birds and their resources when conducting specific agency actions. Read more.


Federal agencies develop partnerships and coordinate with other agencies and nonfederal entities in planning to promote conservation, research, or recreational opportunities for the benefit of migratory birds. Read more.


Educating others about what they can do to minimize and avoid impacts to migratory birds in their daily activities is one of the many resources U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers to help improve nationwide bird conservation practices. Read more.

International Conservation

Federal agencies promote migratory bird conservation in international activities and with other countries and international partners, in consultation with the Department of State, as appropriate or relevant to the agency’s authorities. Read more.



Last Updated: December 14, 2016