Migratory Birds
Midwest Region

National and International Bird Conservation Initiatives

The Migratory Bird Program provides technical support in the development and implementation of multiple international, national, regional and state-specific bird conservation initiatives and plans that are guiding federal, state, non-governmental, and private on-the-ground conservation efforts.


North American Bird Conservation Initiative - The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee is a forum of government agencies, private organizations, and bird initiatives helping partners across the continent meet their common bird conservation objectives. The committee is working to secure a bright future for North America's more than 1,150 species of birds, in conjunction with NABCI partners in Mexico and Canada.

PIF Partners in Flight Landbird Conservation Plan - The Partners in Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan provides a continental synthesis of priorities and objectives that guide landbird conservation actions at national and international scales. The scope for this Plan is the 448 species of native landbirds that regularly breed in the U.S. and Canada.
NAWMP North American Waterfowl Management Plan - Recognizing the importance of waterfowl and wetlands to North Americans and the need for international cooperation to help in the recovery of a shared resource, the U.S. and Canadian governments developed a strategy to restore waterfowl populations through habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.
NAWMP U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan - Partners from state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations from across the country pooled their resources and expertise to develop a conservation strategy for migratory shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend. The plan provides a scientific framework to determine species, sites, and habitats that most urgently need conservation action.
NAWMP North American Waterbird Conservation Plan - The Waterbird Conservation Plan and corresponding regional plans present a wealth of historical and current information regarding status, threats, and life history of waterbirds, and, provides research, monitoring, and management recommendations.
Avian Knowledge Network Avian Knowledge Network - The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science. AKN partners act to improve awareness, purpose, access to, and use of data and tools at scales ranging from individual locations to administrative regions (e.g., management areas, states, countries) and species ranges.

State Bird Conservation Initiatives

Missouri - http://www.mobci.org/
Ohio - http://www.obcinet.org/
Wisconsin - http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/
Michigan - http://mibci.org/

Last updated: August 2, 2017