Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
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About us Habitat Branch Permits Branch Population Branch

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

National Migratory Birds Strategic Plan

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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.

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.

Our mailing address has changed to:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Birds Permits Office
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035

Additional Information

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Find out more about our priorities: 

Learn more about the national Division of Migratory Bird Management.

In the News


March 1, 2018 - As Offshore Wind Power Picks Up, Do Seabirds Need to Suffer?

By tracking birds off the east coast of the United States, scientists identified hotspots of bird activity.

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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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piping plover

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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Last updated: April 23, 2019