Lark Bunting

Lark Bunting

Bird conservation research, monitoring, management, planning, and outreach are funded by a diverse and numerous array of private and public sources. However, at a national level, a few key programs work together to support broad-scale conservation of birds and their habitats.

Several other programs provide funding and support to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, including:

USFWS Migratory Bird Program – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Program provides funding for bird conservation, monitoring, management, and education of migratory birds and their habitats. USFWS also administers funds for NAWCA and NMBCA projects.

Duck Stamp – Revenue from federal duck stamps, purchased by waterfowl hunters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts, goes towards wetland conservation and conservation easements.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) – LWCF was created to protect our natural areas and ensure outdoor recreation opportunities; funding supports wildlife including birds, as well as cultural and recreational opportunities.

While many funding programs are in place to support wildlife conservation, existing funding sources are not always adequate to support the diverse array of conservation needs in the United States. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources, comprised of conservation and business leaders throughout the country, has developed recommendations for ensuring that our state fish and wildlife agencies and their partners have the resources to protect our natural resources, including birds.