Information Collection Request Sent To The Office Of Management And Budget (OMB) For Approval; Depredation Orders For Double-Crested Cormorants

2016-02-18T16:57:32+00:00 February 18, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Double-crested Cormorants are diving birds without oil glands since oil would give them bouyancy and make diving difficult; therefore, they must sun their wings to dry them after fishing. (Credit: Peter Wallack/Wikimedia Commons) We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and [...]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request For Comments On The Alaska Beak Deformity Observations

2016-01-27T15:42:06+00:00 January 27, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Beginning in the late 1990s, an outbreak of beak deformities in Black-capped Chickadees emerged in southcentral Alaska. USGS scientists launched a study to understand the scope of this problem and its effect on wild birds. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted [...]

Draft Environmental Assessment, Habitat Conservation Plan, And Application For An Incidental Take Permit For Piping Plover, Massachusetts Division Of Fisheries And Wildlife

2016-01-22T11:03:59+00:00 January 22, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) The piping plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), have received an application from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MADFW) for [...]

Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest In Alaska; Harvest Regulations For Migratory Birds In Alaska During The 2016 Season

2015-12-17T17:07:50+00:00 December 17, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) The Wilson's warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) is an Alaskan migratory bird species. (Credit: Dave Menke/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2016 season.(From the Federal Register) -- These proposed regulations allow for the continuation [...]