Migratory birds

Conservation, research, regulations, monitoring and permits relating to migratory birds.

Services and information

Migratory bird permits

Permits, application forms, bird hunting, bird banding, other bird permits, service standards.

Legal protection

Acts and regulations, frequently asked questions, protection list, carcass possession.

Migratory bird conservation

Conservation programs, partnerships, conflicts with migratory birds, bird conservation regions.


Hunting permits, conservation stamps, hunting regulations, avian flu.

Bird banding

Report banded birds, permits, Canadian Atlas of Bird Banding, Pan American Shorebird Program.

Status of birds in Canada

Bird species, population status and trends, summary statistics, methods, archives.

Bird surveys

Surveys, landbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, seabirds, inland waterbirds, volunteering.

Avoiding harm to migratory birds

Protecting migratory birds, colonies, nesting, guidelines, management practices.

Celebrating 100 years of bird conservation

History, Migratory Birds Convention, tips to protect birds.


Environmental, wildlife, offenders registry, resource centre, enforcement branch.

Migratory birds overview

Convention Act, ecological benefits, State of Canada’s Birds 2012, species at risk, conservation.

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