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Migratory Bird Program


Least Tern Credit: USFWS

Under the authorities of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the lead Federal agency for managing and conserving migratory birds in the United States. The Service’s Migratory Bird Program’s Division of Migratory Bird Management and Division of Bird Habitat Conservation have many programs that are actively involved in migratory bird conservation activities. Together these programs and initiatives are working to provide leadership in the conservation of bird habitat and conservation and management of birds for future generations.

Information and Database Links

Wood Stork, Bibb County Credit: Eric Spadgenske
Permit - Regulatory Information


  • USFWS Migratory Bird: Eagles website
  • USFWS Migratory Bird: Permits website
  • USFWS Migratory Bird: Vulture Depredations Permit
  • USFWS Wind Energy Development website
  • How to Reduce Bird Collisions with Buildings and Building Glass

    How to report a banded bird


  • The North American Bird Banding Program

  • Bird Databases


  • Searchable Species Database:
  • Alabama Breeding Bird Atlas project 2000-2006
  • Christmas Bird Count: Audubon or Alabama Ornithological Society
  • Partners in Flight Land-bird Population Estimate Database
  • Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Colonial Waterbird Monitoring Partnership Database
  • North American Breeding Bird Survey
  • National Wildlife Health Center bird die-offs


    Additional Bird Links

  • Alabama Bird Trails
  • Alabama Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy
  • Birds of Conservation Concer 2008
  • Bird calls and Identification: The CornellLab of Ornithology - Songs & Calls
  • North American Bird Conservation Initiative
  • Outdoor Alabama: Alabama Birding Resources
  • Economics of Birding: Birding in the United States: A Demographic and Economic Analysis - Addendum to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.

  • State of the Birds Report


    Through careful management built on solid science and diverse partnerships, the Service and its partners restore and sustain the epic sweep of bird migration and the natural systems on which it depends — fostering a world in which bird populations continue to fulfill their ecological roles while lifting the human spirit and enriching human lives in infinite ways, for generations to come.

    National Programs

    Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp Program

    National Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Programs

    Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds

    U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan

    North American Waterbird Conservation Plan (NAWCP)

    Partners in Flight (PIF)

    North American Bird Conservation initiative

    Migratory Bird Flyways and Flyway Councils

    Atlantic Flyway

    Mississippi Flyway

    Central Flyway

    Pacific Flyway

    Regional Programs

    Joint Ventures

    Appalacian Mountains

    Central Hardwoods

    East Gulf Coastal Plain

    Gulf Coast

    Last updated: May 5, 2021