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 2015-16 (802.6KB) - FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact) and Environmental Assessment.
- Cormorants – A resource list of current actions including the latest published rule for extended depredation order, environmental assessment, and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document. Also included are past actions, general cormorant information, research and symposia documents and cormorant management documents.
- 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.