Division of Migratory Birds
Northeast Region
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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. - March 1, 2018

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Northern gannet. Credit: Jonathan Fiely/ USGS

Where the Wild Birds Are
A new study tracks avian movements to inform wind energy decisions and minimize impacts to wildlife - November 17, 2017

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piping plover

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

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

Springfield, Massachusetts designated as an Urban Bird Treaty City

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. - May 5, 2017

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Partners Discuss Landbird Conservation in the Northeast - February 27, 2017

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Loring and Cousteau

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

New Haven designated an “Urban Bird Treaty City”

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

Loring and Cousteau

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!- December 7, 2015

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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. - September 7, 2015

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Division of Migratory Bird biologist tracks endangered birds - August 19, 2015

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red-throated loon. credit: Gannett News Service

Bird study: Charting their course — and our own - July 24, 2015

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Chris Dwyer holding an eider

A mysterious killer of common eiders - December 15, 2014

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blackburnian warbler

How is a forest like a cake - a leafy, unsweetened cake that birds love and need? - July 17, 2014

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rusty blackbird

Citizen science to make a difference for the rusty blackbird - July 14, 2014

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Brave Boat Harbor, Kittery, Maine

ACJV partners receive 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champions Award - October 20, 2014

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Last updated: March 2, 2018