Reports & Publications
Data obtained from various migratory bird surveys and programs are used to produce reports and publications, guidance documents, management and conservation plans, and hunting regulations - all of which are necessary to conserve and manage migratory birds.
- Population Status - Annual reports are now posted each year in mid to late August. They include Waterfowl, American Woodcock, Mourning Dove, Mottled Duck, Band-tailed pigeon and Sandhill Crane.
- Flyways - Each administrative Flyway produces various reports or publications that get distributed annually. Such reports include Data Books (Waterfowl Harvest & Population Survey Data specific to each Flyway), midwinter survey reports and wingbee reports. Also upcoming annual meetings/events of interest for each Flyway.
- Hunting Activity & Harvest - Annual reports, posted in August, along with a 2002 special topic report on the Harvest Information Program: Evaluation and Recommendations.
- Adaptive Harvest Management - Annual reports are now posted each year in early September.
Regulations and Policy Documents
- Zones and Split Seasons for Duck Hunting(501.5KB) - FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) and Environmental Assessment.
- Duck Hunting Regulations for 2017-18 (850.9KB) - FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) and Environmental Assessment.
- Cormorants – A resource list of current actions including the latest published rule for extended depredation permits, environmental assessment, and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document.
- Resident Canada Goose Management - Environmental Impact Statements
- Light Geese – The final environmental impact statement for Light Goose Management, Notice of Availability Federal Register document, and a summary of questions and answers related to the environmental impact statement.
- Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Hunting of Migratory Birds (15.6MB) – The final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that was published in 2013.
- Environmental Assessment, Proposed Hunting Regulations for the Eastern Population of Sandhill Cranes in the Mississippi Flyway(321.4KB)
- Final Environmental Assessment, Proposal to Establish Operational General Swan Hunting Seasons in the Pacific Flyway (421.4KB)
Other Reports or Publications of Interest
- Adaptive Harvest Management – The annual Harvest Management Working Group Minutes here.
- Webless Migratory Game Bird Species Management – Documents linked to the management of these various species (doves, pigeons, woodcock, sandhill cranes, rails, gallinules, coot, moorhen and snipe).
- Final Teal Assessment Report – An Assessment of the Harvest Potential of North American Teal (2.5MB)
- Captive-Reared Mallard Final Report (301KB)
- Captive-Reared Mallard Report Attachments (2.3MB)
- Mountain-Prairie Region website. - Information about Trumpeter Swan abundance and productivity collected from the North American Trumpeter Swan Survey. This survey was first conducted in 1968, repeated in 1975, and has continued at 5-year intervals thereafter. Additional information on surveys of Trumpeter Swans can be found at the Migratory Bird Program's
- Migratory Bird Fact Sheets – These have been developed to share information about our program and ongoing projects.
- National Conservation Training Center Conservation Library - The Conservation Library provides easy access to curriculum-related materials, historic conservation texts, electronic resources and state-of-the-art delivery services. The scope of the collection includes topics covered in all NCTC training classes with an emphasis on natural resource conservation, environmental education and conservation leadership.