Webless Migratory Game Birds
A large component of our Migratory Bird Program centers on the monitoring, research and management of webless migratory game birds (doves, pigeons, woodcock, sandhill cranes, rails, gallinules, coot, moorhen and snipe). Strategies were developed for identifying and funding research and management needs for these species. These strategies guide project selection through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Webless Migratory Game Bird Program, which provides the cooperative funding.
Resources identified in this section include conservation or management plans, funding and harvest strategies, banding assessments, monitoring programs, habitat management guides, and status reports for many of these webless migratory game bird species.