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 (PDF)

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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In the News

Northern gannet. Credit: Jonathan Fiely/ USGS

November 17, 2017 - Where the Wild Birds Are

A new study tracks avian movements to inform wind energy decisions and minimize impacts to wildlife

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October 5, 2017 - Block Island Wind Farm Helps Researchers Monitor Offshore Bird And Bat Migrations

The Block Island Wind Farm now has a wildlife tracking station aimed at helping researchers learn more about offshore flight patterns of small birds and bats that are likely to become endangered or extinct in the foreseeable future unless federal action is taken.

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Dr. Susannah Lerman provides a banding demonstration at a Springfield, MA summer camp. Credit: Susannah Lerman, U.S. Forest Service

May 5, 2017 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated Springfield, Massachusetts as an Urban Bird Treaty City as part of a national program intended to promote and expand bird-friendly environments. City officials and supporters including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno participated in a ceremony at the Springfield Science Museum to accept the designation. The designation includes a $46,400 grant for a local organization, Regreen Springfield, to enhance educational programming and bird habitat restorations at local parks, schoolyards and the Springfield Science Museum. Springfield joins a network of 28 cities nationwide that have strong partnerships dedicated to urban bird conservation.

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Last updated: December 15, 2017