Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
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Our vision is:
A Northeast Region and Atlantic Flyway where native migratory birds and their habitats thrive.

Learn more about our mission and priorities

Northeast Region Migratory Birds staff directory

Read our Fiscal Year 2015 Accomplishment Report (PDF)

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The Atlantic Coast Joint Venture is a partnership that works together for the conservation of native bird species in the Atlantic Flyway region of the United States.

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Learn more about the national Division of Bird and Habitat Conservation.

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The Permits Branch issues various permits authorizing otherwise prohibited activities to meet special needs. Permits are issued for scientific collecting, falconry, education, and bird damage management. For eagle permit information, visit the Northeast Region's Bald Eagle Management Guidelines and Conservation Measures page.

Information on other types of permits can be found at the USFWS Migratory Bird and Eagle Permit page.

Find general permit information here.

Additional Information

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Learn more about the national Division of Migratory Bird Management.

In the News

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May 17, 2016 - Two Urban Bird Treaty Cities Officially Designated:

Washington, DC on Friday May 13 and New Haven, CT on Saturday May 14.

Please follow the links below to learn more!

New Haven designated an “Urban Bird Treaty City”

New Haven is 26th in nation to become an Urban Bird Treaty City

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December 7, 2015 - Pam Loring, Division of Migratory Birds Biologist, conducts important research to tag and track migratory birds to help managers make decisions on where to site offshore wind facilities. Check out more info on the project and watch this video of Pam on Awesome Planet with Philippe Cousteau!

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September 7, 2015 - The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative (AFSI) is an unprecedented endeavor to implement conservation for shorebirds across an enormous geographic scale that involves numerous federal, state, provincial, and local governments, conservation groups, universities, and individuals.

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Last updated: March 8, 2017