North American Wetlands Conservation Act Biennial Report

The 2012-2013 North American Wetlands Conservation Act Biennial Report highlights bird habitat conservation grants across North America. This edition focuses on the impact of our grants throughout the annual life cycle of a few of our continent’s migratory birds.

The report is divided into six sections, with highlights of special projects and unique habitats interspersed throughout. The first three sections provide a detailed analysis of grant projects funded by the North American Wetlands Conservation Act in fiscal years 2012 and 2013. These are broken down by region and state or province.

The Migratory Bird Trends section provides an overview of the population levels of North American Wetlands Conservation Act priority species based on surveys conducted by wildlife and pilot biologists working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program and our partners. 

The final two sections of this report provide information about the North American Wetlands Conservation Act administration. The Financial Statements section details receipts and debits for each fiscal year of the report. The Conservation Directories section lists members of the North American Wetlands Conservation Council and the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which recommend and approve grant projects, respectively.

The project highlights throughout this report feature some of the key programs and priority landscapes that received funding in 2012 and 2013. “Redhead Across North America” follows our investment from the breeding habitat of the Redhead and other migratory bird species north of our border, through their migratory corridors in the United States, to their wintering grounds in the south. Other highlights showcase our partnership-building Small Grants program, coastal conservation, and projects ensuring future habitats in areas threatened by sea level rise, among others.