The flyway plan of administering the migratory bird resources of the
Continent has been adopted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This
Web site was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a
collaborative effort of biologists and waterfowl managers across North
America’s four flyways (Pacific, Central, Mississippi, and Atlantic).
The Web site has many resources related to the status of waterfowl and
Central Flyway Council
Equivalent to the Pacific Flyway Council for the Central Flyway region.
Mississippi Flyway Council
Equivalent to the Pacific Flyway Council for the Mississippi Flyway region.
Atlantic Flyway Council
Equivalent to the Pacific Flyway Council for the Atlantic Flyway region.
No website at present
U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceDivision of Migratory Bird
The primary division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service charged with
protecting and conserving migratory birds in the United States. The Web
site offers information on conservation programs and research.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Birds
and Habitat ProgramsPacific Region
The Pacific Region office works cooperatively to support conservation
efforts for migratory birds through the implementation of several
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Information on research conducted by the center, bird monitoring,
and bird banding, as well as wildlife identification tools.
Bird Banding Laboratory - Home
The North American Bird Banding Program for studying the movement,
survival, and behavior of birds.
Bird Banding Laboratory - Report a Band
The North American Bird Banding Program's electronic submission form
for reporting a bird band recovery.
Canadian Wildlife Service
The federal Wildlife regulatory agency in Canada.
Waterfowl hunting and habitat conservation information.
National Audubon Society
Nongame bird conservation information.
Waterfowl ecology and wildlife training programs.
Partners in Flight
Cooperative conservation group targeting land birds, especially
The Wildlife Society
Organization dedicated to sustaining wildlife through science and
California Waterfowl Association
Founded in 1945 by a group of concerned duck hunters to conserve
California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage.
Harvest Information Program
A random survey of hunters conducted by the Service to estimate
how many game birds sportsmen harvest each year.
Adaptive Harvest Management
The model that guides duck regulation selection in the United States.
Bird Conservation Initiatives
North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI)
A cooperative effort of bird conservation organizations, which seek to
increase funding for integrated bird conservation in North America
and to coordinate efforts of existing bird conservation initiatives.
North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP)
A parnership to restore waterfowl populations in North America
through cooperative habitat protection, restoration, and
enhancement in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
North American Waterbird Conservation Plan
A partnership to advance the conservation of waterbirds and
their habitats in North America. The plan has two parts: part 1
includes colonial waterbirds and part 2 includes marshbirds.
U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan (USSCP)
A partnership undertaken throughout the United States to ensure
that stable and self-sustaining populations of all shorebirds
are restored and protected.
Partners in Flight (PIF) Bird Conservation
A series of conservation plans for each physiographic area and state in the
United States to ensure long-term maintenance of healthy populations of
native nongame landbirds.
Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program
A global partnership to identify areas that are most important for
maintaining bird populations and to focus conservation efforts on protecting
Partnerships comprising individuals, corporations, conservation
organizations, and local, state, provincial, and federal agencies
for the implementation of the North American. There are currently 15 habitat
joint ventures (12 in the United States and 3 in Canada) and 3 species joint
Black Duck Joint
Central Valley Joint
Intermountain West Joint Venture
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Sea Duck Joint Venture
Pacific Coast Joint Venture
Pintail Action Group
Cooperative group of public and private interests dedicated to the
conservation of the Northern Pintail. The pintail, which was once one of
the most common waterfowl species in North America, has declined in abundance
over the past several decades.