Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
Storm petrel
Marine Bird Conservation

The Northwest Atlantic Birds at Sea Conservation Cooperative works to engage resource agencies and partners in and outside its membership to develop new alliances to prioritize and implement research, management, policy and educational actions needed to sustain marine birds in their offshore environments.

Our vision is that by 2025 marine bird population status, distribution and habitat use patterns in the Northwest Atlantic are well understood and incorporated into marine resource policies and regulations such that bird populations are stable and sustainable into the future.

The Northwestern Atlantic Birds at Sea Conservation Cooperative functions through ad-hoc working groups whose chairs form the Cooperative's Steering Committee. Working groups are issue-specific and form and dissolve as goals are identified and accomplished, respectively. The entire Cooperative meets semi-annually to review marine bird priorities and to set the groundwork for implementing priority actions for the following 2 years.

Fore more information on the Coop contact Caleb Speigel at caleb_spiegel@fws.gov.

Last updated: September 18, 2015