The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is globally acclaimed for its accomplishments in providing construction expertise for the Army. Over the past several decades, the Corps constructed more than 450 Civil Works reservoir projects in 43 states encompassing nearly 12 million acres (at normal pool elevations, about one half is water and the remaining half is associated land). Although these projects were created primarily for other purposes, the Corps has a mission to manage fish and wildlife at all of its reservoir projects and many conservation actions on these lands, benefit resident and migratory bird species. Birdwatching and photography are increasingly important activities on Corps projects, which now host more than 500 million recreational visitors annually.
Birds are typically compiled into one of five categories, landbirds, raptors, shorebirds, waterbirds and waterfowl, and each has it's own International Intiative.
National Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey
Dredging, Beach Nourishment, and Coastal Bird Conservation