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Our mission to conserve migratory birds and their habitats includes the administration of permits as a tool in conserving bird populations, as well as providing guidance on ways to reduce impacts to bird species. Our Migratory Bird Permit Program Library hosts policy documents, NEPA evaluations, best management practices, conservation plans, and other useful resources.

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As authorized by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits to qualified applicants for the following types of activities: raptor propagation, scientific collecting, special purposes (rehabilitation, educational, migratory game bird propagation, and salvage),...
Information about bald eagle and golden eagle biology, behaviors, and populations. Guidance and tools for conserving, managing, and monitoring eagles. Information on the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and it's regulations, as well as information on permits for eagle take, possession, and...
Documents associated with national migratory bird plans and conservation, such as the Birds of Conservation Concern Report, North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Shorebird Plan, and Partners in Flight.
Migratory birds face numerous threats throughout their annual cycles from both natural and human-caused sources. The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service is working with governments, conservation organizations, industry, and the public to reduce threats across the North American landscape to preserve...
To better protect migratory bird populations and provide more certainty for the regulated public, the Service seeks to address human-caused mortality by providing information on beneficial practices to avoid and minimize the incidental injury and killing of migratory birds. The U.S. Fish and...