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"Just as Theodore Roosevelt declared and demonstrated, we, as Federal officials, endeavored to strike a balance between development & conservation," write former Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials to Secretary Zinke asking him to reconsider changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Read more on Medium from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife and a former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Bill Clinton (link in bio). #birds #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct  #StopExtinction  #DefendersofWildlife  #naturephotography  #naturelovers #natureonly  #natureshots  #naturegram #wildlife  #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation  #wildlifeaddicts #animals  #animallovers  #animallover #animalsofinstagram  #instaanimal  #animalsofg
Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese in Sunrise Light NPS/Patrick Myers #WildlifeWednesday - 2018 is officially the "Year of the Bird"! This year marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic and other organizations are teaming up in 2018 to celebrate and protect the incredible diversity of birds in America. Of the 250 bird species at Great Sand Dunes, the most asked-about bird is the sandhill crane. Over 20,000 cranes spend part of their spring and fall in the San Luis Valley. About 500 cranes roost within Great Sand Dunes NPP boundaries, while the rest are found in other area wetlands, including adjacent San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area. But where do our cranes migrate to in winter months? Most are found at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, where these cranes and snow geese were recently photographed. Watch for more Great Sand Dunes posts about birds during 2018. Happy Year of the Bird! #GreatSandDunes #YearOfTheBird #Birds #Birding #SandhillCranes #Cranes #SnowGeese #BosquedelApache #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #Sunrise #Wetland #Biodiversity #Migration #SanLuisValley #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque
Gearing up for 2018, the Year of the Bird with a bit of reading and brainstorming on a precious, rainy day at home #secretarybird #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact #ornithology #birdsbirdsbirds #birder #consulting #sustainableproducts #thefocusjournal #entrepreneurlife #dayoff #therearenodaysoff
2018 is the centennial of the #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct , enacted to protect migratory birds....from killing for their plumage (Great egret) to protecting their nesting areas (Tree swallow). National Geographic (#natgeo ), the National Audubon Society (#NationalAudubonSociety ), the Cornell Lab of Orinthology and BirdLife International have joined with more than 100 other organizations to celebrate 2018 #YearoftheBird . Visit BirdYourWorld.org to find out how you can support in small ways.
This serene image of a semipalmated plover ringed by the ripples it just created was taken at #jamaicabaywildliferefuge which is part of @gatewaynps Gateway National Recreation Area. A likely beneficiary of the #migratorybirdtreatyact of 1918, semipalmated plovers are common, but were once depleted by unrestricted shooting. They are migrants here in NY, but have a huge winter range that extends from the coasts of the DelMarVa area all the way to southern Argentina. The scaly plumage on this bird indicates that it is a young bird on its first #migration south. #birdsofinstagram #birds #naturephotography #nature #nationalpark #birdyourworld #wildlife #birding #whatawonderfulworld #nanpapix
Why are people shooting Owls?! This Great Horned Owl came into care after being shot in his right wing, which fractured the Ulna. I know we sound like a broken record but please, please, please....report any illegal shooting of wildlife. We are going to do our best to align the break and get the wing wrapped. #largestowlintexas #protected !! #migratorybirdtreatyact
2018 - YEAR OF THE BIRD What does that mean? It means Audubon, National Geographic, Cornell, BirdLife International, and most importantly, bird lovers everywhere are teaming up for a year of action for birds! 2018 is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and what better way to honor our most important bird-protection law than with our own small ways of protecting birds. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF BIRDS, YOU TAKE CARE OF MOST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD. -Thomas Lovejoy Biologist and Godfather of Biodiversity #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact #birds #birdofprey #owl #hawk #babyowl #babybird #greathornedowl #barredowl #barnowl #redtailedhawk #shortearedowl #thomaslovejoy #audubon #nationalgeographic #cornell #birdlifeinternational #birdlover #birdsofinstagram #savethebirds
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and to commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. Sign the pledge to bird your world by following the link in our profile. #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact #advocacy
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” - Dalai Lama Happy New Year, everyone! This year (2018) marks the hundredth anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, enacted to protect migratory birds between the United States and Canada. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell migratory birds. More recent versions and amendments of the Act stipulate protections not only for the birds themselves, but also for habitats and environs necessary for the birds’ survival. The Act was a major victory of the National Audubon Society, and has resulted in saving millions/billions of birds from depredatory human activities. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Act, I dug into my archives and retrieved this picture of one of my favorite songbirds, namely the Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus), perched so gracefully on a Sugar Bush tree (Rhus ovate) at Eaton Canyon in Pasadena, California. Spotted Towhees are quite noisy and mainly eat insects, acorns, seeds and berries. They nest and forage on the ground or in low vegetation. It is quite rare to find these guys high up on a tree, as in this picture. Enjoy a larger, sharper display of the photo at http://goo.gl/4pC3qZ #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #MBTA #WildlifeProtection #HabitatProtection #SongBirds #SpottedTowhee #Pasadena #NaturePhotography #FineArtPrints
Happy National Bird Day! 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of the #migratorybirdtreatyact which has helped to protect bird populations in North America. Let’s continue to work to strengthen and enforce (and not weaken) this important law. “Mother Yellow” was photographed at #greatswampnationalwildliferefuge in NJ. Incidentally, I rarely photograph birds on nests because of the potential for disturbance. However this mother decided to build her nest right next to, and in full view of, the main public boardwalk. Even so, I set up my camera and tripod on the boardwalk while mom was away, then remotely triggered from a safe distance away, monitoring through binoculars. I only returned to collect my gear when mom had naturally left the nest again. #nationalbirdday #birdsofinstagram #birds #birding #birdyourworld #wildlifephotography #warbler @nanpapix @usfws #wildlife #naturephotography #nature #whatawonderfulworld
Today is #NationalBirdDay ! And thanks to @AudubonSociety and @NatGeo , 2018 is also the #YearoftheBird . They are encouraging everyone to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the earliest environmental laws enacted globally. Do you have a favorite bird? Louis Prang & Co. printed this chromolithograph of 22 different birds in the late 19th century. This copy resides in @bplboston 's Special Collections, which we are working to preserve. . . . . #Bird #Birds #Avian #Fowl #birdsofinstagram #birdwatchersofinstagram #birdlover #colorfulbirds #FridayFowl #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #parrot #eagle #hummingbird #birdistheword #forthebirds #LouisPrangCo #chromolithography #chromolithograph #print #proof #proofprint #artsagram #illustration #19thcentury #BostonPublicLibrary #SpecialCollections #librariesofinstagram #iglibraries
Year of the Bird! 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal law that protects migratory birds and makes it illegal to take, possess, import, or export any migratory bird. In honor of this powerful bird-protection law, organizations and bird lovers across the world are celebrating birds in 2018 while raising awareness of challenges, threats, and changes faced by many bird species today. Join us in 2018 for the “Year of the Bird” and celebrate the beauty of birds in the North Cascades. Are you curious about what kind of birds you can find in the park? Explore at the ebird kiosk in North Cascades Visitor Center when open during the summer season or ebird online during the offseason! NPS Photo #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #northcascadesnationalpark #ncascadesnps #birds #hummingbird #migratorybirdtreatyact #npwest
Apparently it's #nationalbirdday . So here is a video of some terns tap dancing on my tent over the summer. #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact
2018 is #yearofthebird I just saw announced by #nationalgeographic . A campaign to highlight how a changing environment is impacting birds around the world. Birds as barometer on change. I met this curious beauty - Robin/rødkælk - at Knoll Gardens in England in October. Beautiful winter singing when the blackbird is quiet. 🐦🐧🐦 • • #rødkælk #nature_brilliance #natureromantix #avianworld #climatechange #robin #knollgardens #visitengland #uktravels #devon #birdsofinstagram #audobonsociety #migratorybirdtreatyact #gardenlife #gardenlove #environment #miljø #birdlife #fugleliv
2018 Year of the Bird starts now. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the #migratorybirdtreatyact by preserving bird habitat. Identify some common birds in your neighborhood and teach your loved ones about saving birds. Photo credit NPS courtesy Paula Sullivan. #yearofthebird #birds #lovebirds #woodpecker #nature #forestcreatures #birdindentification #nationalgeographic #aububonsociety #wildlife
January 5th is Bird Day. Here is the Brown Pelican and a couple of facts about this bird: . . ****It is a North American bird and it feeds by diving in water. . . ****The Brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana. . . ****The Brown Pelican is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. . . . #birdday #birdday2018 #brownpelican #brownpelicans #northamerica #louisianastatebird #brownpelicanlouisianastatebird #louisianastatebirdbrownpelican #migratorybirdtreatyact #migratorybirdtreatyactof1918
Year of the Bird. 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the earliest environmental laws enacted anywhere in the world. Celebrate the importance of birds in our lives and the commitment to protect them and the places they need for the next century. By helping birds-we all help ourselves to protect what is so critically important to our wellbeing-our environment and the natural world we live in. Visit Natgeo and Audubon websites for more info on how you can help. Whether a large or small effort-every effort counts when it comes to Mother Earth and her children- now and for future generations. #yearofthebird #audubon #natgeo #nationalgeographic #birds #birdlifeinternational #thecornelllabofornitology #migratorybirdtreatyact #motherearth #getoutdoors #happynewyear #motherearth
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed, is 100 years old this year. Whether you’re a duck hunter or a birdwatcher, this is something to celebrate because as Thomas Lovejoy, Biologist and biodiversity expert said, “If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world.” #migratorybirdtreatyact #birdprotection #thomaslovejoy #biologist #biodiversity #environmental #stratag
In 2018, @NatGeo suggests honoring the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed, by celebrating “The Year of the Bird.” We, with partners and nature lovers around the world are joining forces to commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. A shout out to wildlife photographer @walker.golder who captured this photo - and our imagination - with these gorgeous Great Egrets. #birds #birdsofinstagram #migratorybirdtreatyact #conservation
Rufous hummingbird (lady) in East Glacier Montana, now wintering in Mexico and the Southwest #migratorybirdtreatyact #stopthewall #migratorybirds #riograndevalleybirding #audubonsociety #nationalparksusa @americanbirdconservancy
A pocas horas de culminar este año 2018 les dejo la nueva entrada para el blog Siempre-Verde-Venezuela cuyo link está arriba en mi bio. Año 2018 año del Ave te invito a leer por qué se seleccionó este año bajo este lema. Las grullas canadienses de las especies mas antiguas del planeta se estima que tienen alrededor de 10 millones de años, sobrevivirán este siglo XXI ? #aves #Canada #birds #añodelave #BirdofYear #aviturismo #2018 #año2018 # yearofthebird #Birding #birdwtach #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct
If you need me imma be drivin’ around in my new car, watching birds & stress eating until this year finally ends. #fuck2017 #fucktrump #migratorybirdtreatyact #cheezitsforlife
Critical safeguards for the birds we love are being dismantled in Congress. Now, a House energy bill includes an amendment that would absolve oil and gas companies from responsibility for bird deaths. Will you speak up for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act today? https://abcbirds.org/action/petition-mbta (Photo of Snowy Egrets by Greg Homel) #savethembta #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #savebirds #birdconservation #americanbirdconservancy #birdsofinstagram #egretsofinstagram #beautifulbirds #badlegislation #birdprotection #protectwildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeprotection #wildlifeofinstagram #americanbirds #birdsofamerica #egrets
Demonstrating how the tendons in a freshly dead Cooper's Hawk leg allow it's foot to open and close even after death. **I will not be keeping any part of this animal, nor using it for any of my taxidermy, as it is protected species under the Migratory Bird Act.** #coopershawk #migratorybirdtreatyact #reflex #talons #playingwithdeadthings
🦉🦅IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT🦅🦉 Within this last week I've gotten a lot of messages asking processing advice/prices for mounting a found bird, and my response--the bird you have is protected and therefore illegal to possess--has been met with surprise each time. Because of that I wanted to make a post for those of you unfamiliar with the MBTA. Almost every bird (with the exception of starlings, house sparrows, and game birds) is federally protected in the United States. This means it is *illegal to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, parts (including feathers) of a migratory bird, nests, or eggs.* Even if you found it dead, there are no exceptions to this. This act was put into place to help protect birds from us humans, and it's important we respect these laws. The best thing you can do when you come across a dead bird is leave it be. I often take a photo then move them someplace out of the way, or dig them a small grave. If you come across something fresh and truly exceptional, you can always contact your local natural history museum. There they have the proper licensing and can accept found birds as donations 💚 #Taxidermy #Oddities #Curiosities #VultureCulture #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #MBTA
BONELUST WORKSHOP: Working on restocks of my Sleepy Sparrow Head Pendant Necklaces _ Ethically sourced, as always & professionally dry preserved. I very rarely make jewelry using bird parts because most I come across are protected species & illegal for me to use in my work. So I'm always excited to find naturally deceased birds of species that I can legally offer you. _ Stay tuned here for updates on when I have some of these available as pendant necklaces at Bonelust.Etsy.Com ♥🐦💀🐦♥ This species is endangered in some locations outside the US, so I will not be shipping to those locations. _ UPDATE! ♥♥♥ ALL ARE LISTED TO BONELUST.ETSY.COM ♥♥♥ _ ANY HATE COMMENTS GETS YOU BLOCKED! __
Conservation Law Enforcement students run through some bird hunting scenarios by the fire pond today with alumni currently working for the Maine Warden Service. Con Law students get constant hands-on, experiential learning opportunities with professionals in their chosen field as part of one of the oldest, most established four-year programs of its kind in the country. . . . #conservationlawenforcement #conlaw #experientialeducation #mainewardenservice #migratorybirdtreatyact #birdhunting #onlyatunity
AVAILABLE NOW $45! Avian Ossuary - Real House Sparrow Skull Pendant Necklace _ This is a legal option for us to have here in the US as it is an invasive bird species. So it is NOT a #migratorybirdtreatyact protected species. _ I rarely make any bird pieces because of the restrictions of this law so treat yourself to one of two styles while supplies last at Bonelust.Etsy.Com 💀💀💀 _
Did you know that the Great Egret is the symbol of the Audubon Society, which led to the creation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918? #tattoodesign #blackandwhitetattoo #egrettattoo #greategret #nationalaudubonsociety #migratorybirdtreatyact
This Red-tailed Hawk came to the Center today as a gunshot victim from Frederick county. On exam, our veterinarian palpated a fracture of the ulna (a wing bone) as well as multiple punctures and bruising. Radiographs confirmed that there were three pellets in the patient that had caused these injuries. This bird is much luckier than most gunshot victims. The fracture of the ulna is repairable and we expect that the bird will be releasable. Thank you to the finder who reported this bird and the Frederick County officer who transported it to the Center! This crime has been reported to law enforcement. For more information on reporting wildlife violations, see the captions. #WildlifeCrime #Gunshot #WildlifeRehab #RedTailedHawk #BlueRidgeWildlifeCenter #Hawk #Illegal #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #WildlifeMedicine #Radiographs
Tom Schneider of the Detroit Zoo speaking about the Urban Bird Treaty which is focused on the conservation of migratory birds through habitat conservation, hazard reductions, citizen science, and outreach and education in urban and suburban areas. #heartofthelakes #thelandmakesus #placescreatestories
Honoring the #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct anniversary: More on Monday with a special announcement :: https://www.facebook.com/intlbirdrescue/photos/a.110366078744.110936.110165288744/10155526619518745/?type=3&theater #Birds #BirdRescue #wildlifephotography #pelicans
Can any of you lovely #vultureculture or #taxidermy people identify these beautiful #mummies as #housesparrows ? I want to be sure I'm not breaking the law in keeping them, and they will be dealt with properly if they aren't what I believe. Found by my lovely cousin in my grandma's old ceramic shop, got in but (obviously) couldn't get out. They're a bit dirty and grundgy, but I believe they're males? Skull is same species I believe, found in the same shop. Unfiltered photo 🔮☠ #birds #deadbird #sparrows #housesparrow #deadthings #bones #bonecollector #skull #skulls #birdskull #mummified #feathers #pretty #death #correctmeifimwrong #migratorybirdtreatyact #mbta
@Regrann from @bone.lust - I'M GETTING LOTS OF BIRD PROCESSING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW SO TIME AGAIN FOR THIS POST - MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT INFO: There always seems to be a few people that want to argue with me that laws like this are stupid. As long as humans dominate this planet there has to be laws that protect the other living things sharing the planet with us. Dead or alive, is irrelevant. If the way to opt-out of these laws were to say "I found it dead." What would be keeping poachers from doing the same? Nothing. Bone/Taxidermy Collectors & Artists Please Be Aware: #migratorybirdtreatyact The Migratory Bird Treaty Act - At the time the MBTA was created in 1918, birds were being quickly killed off and some are now extinct. Because of hunters, those using their feathers in their clothing/hats, & from people collecting mass quantities of birds/eggs/nests for their natural history collections. Most birds protected by the MBTA are very common every day birds many of us sees outside here in the US. They are not often endangered. That's a misconception about the MBTA that many don't understand. But at the time it was created when those same species were in critical decline nearing extinction. With taxidermy & natural history collecting and such being a huge trend again I'm glad the MBTA is still in effect. Otherwise it could all easily happen all over again. In summary - if you find a dead bird find out exactly what species it is and see if it is MBTA protected. For Protected Species: You can not legally have the bones, feathers, talon or any other part of the body without special permits that the general public can not get. You also can not have the nest or eggs. Over 800 species of birds are protected. You can be fined and do jail time for having these illegal items. If you make jewelry/art from them and sell them there is an even higher fine. I see so much illegal bird jewelry being sold on Etsy alone. Be careful. Even if you did not make it you can still get in trouble just for having it! I know people who have had federal agents come to their homes to inspect/confiscate their collections so this is very real. Stay safe with your collections and crea
I'M GETTING LOTS OF BIRD PROCESSING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW SO TIME AGAIN FOR THIS POST - MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT INFO: There always seems to be a few people that want to argue with me that laws like this are stupid. As long as humans dominate this planet there has to be laws that protect the other living things sharing the planet with us. Dead or alive, is irrelevant. If the way to opt-out of these laws were to say "I found it dead." What would be keeping poachers from doing the same? Nothing. Bone/Taxidermy Collectors & Artists Please Be Aware: #migratorybirdtreatyact The Migratory Bird Treaty Act - At the time the MBTA was created in 1918, birds were being quickly killed off and some are now extinct. Because of hunters, those using their feathers in their clothing/hats, & from people collecting mass quantities of birds/eggs/nests for their natural history collections. Most birds protected by the MBTA are very common every day birds many of us sees outside here in the US. They are not often endangered. That's a misconception about the MBTA that many don't understand. But at the time it was created when those same species were in critical decline nearing extinction. With taxidermy & natural history collecting and such being a huge trend again I'm glad the MBTA is still in effect. Otherwise it could all easily happen all over again. In summary - if you find a dead bird find out exactly what species it is and see if it is MBTA protected. For Protected Species: You can not legally have the bones, feathers, talon or any other part of the body without special permits that the general public can not get. You also can not have the nest or eggs. Over 800 species of birds are protected. You can be fined and do jail time for having these illegal items. If you make jewelry/art from them and sell them there is an even higher fine. I see so much illegal bird jewelry being sold on Etsy alone. Be careful. Even if you did not make it you can still get in trouble just for having it! I know people who have had federal agents come to their homes to inspect/confiscate their collections so this is very real. Stay safe with your collections and creations!
Oops. Did you know feathers and nests should not be moved? #magpie #migratorybirdtreatyact of 1918. 800 species on the list! #susanmorrowphotography #photoorganizing
And here i was thinking, "Nah dude, i dont have a spirit animal." #spiritanimal #makingangrycalls #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct
Here are two pictures taken a little over a month apart. Notice anything? Cliff Swallows are protected under the Migratory Bird Act of 1918. Their completed nests cannot be destroyed between February 1 and September 1, their breeding period, without a permit. If there are eggs or babies in the nests they cannot be destroyed, permit or not. Someone removed these nests in the last month. #cliffswallows #migratorybirdtreatyact #nestingbirds
In the early 1900's, these large majestic birds were nearly hunted to extinction. Thanks to massive efforts across the country, the Trumpeter Swan's story has "ended" in success. There are still continued efforts to aid the population, as they are not completely in the clear yet. Thanks to #science , these birds like many others, can continue to thrive in their native habitats.
Poor baby didn't even get a chance at life.💔 #itwasdeadwhenwemet #babybird couldn't take it because of the #migratorybirdtreatyact 😢 #skulljunkies
Felt weird finding this in our driveway, had Caleb move him/her to a dark wooded patch behind our yard. #migratorybirdtreatyact
We have to be a part of the change that preserves our Earth for future generations-- humans aren't the only ones living here! Remember to fight to protect the planet you have to live on! www.stateofthebirds.org #conservation #birds #birding #migration #earthday #nabci #stateofthebirds #protectourearth #responsibledevelopment #renewableenergy #justintrudeau #woodrowwilson #migratorybirdtreatyact #epa #climatechange #globalwarming
I am so happy to have #barnswallow birds nest on my balcony! They built their #nest on a #sprinkler , so I left a note for the fire and safety inspectors. I came home to find the little bird family safe and sound! 😃🐣👏 #iwasworried #savethebirds #barnswallows #hirundorustica #migratorybirdtreatyact #conservation #atx #birds #😊
sorry, pretty little thing, i cannot keep you per the very important & thorough #migratorybirdtreatyact ...but i can at least get you out of the street. RIP little homie ☠️ - - - For those curious: the migratory bird treaty act prohibits the possession or sale of any portion of a protected bird (which includes almost all birds except for game birds, domesticated pet birds, and a few invasive species) even if it's loose feathers, or a nest, even if the bird was already dead when found. Fines are steep, so NO... I will not be preserving this lovely creature. I am sad to see him go to waste, but this law is important to protect wild birds from predation by humans. 🐦❤️
Fuzzy chicken nugget update, they were chirping while I was watering my plants #barnswallow #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #hirundorustica
Baby barn swallows (they were not touched or disturbed in any way) #barnswallow #barnswallows #hirundorustica #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct
Red-bellied woodpeckers have crazy long tongues! #learnsomethingneweveryday
@Regrann from @bone.lust - I'M GETTING LOTS OF BIRD PROCESSING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW SO TIME AGAIN FOR THIS POST - MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT INFO: There always seems to be a few people that want to argue with me that laws like this are stupid. As long as humans dominate this planet there has to be laws that protect the other living things sharing the planet with us. Dead or alive, is irrelevant. If the way to opt-out of these laws were to say "I found it dead." What would be keeping poachers from doing the same? Nothing. Bone/Taxidermy Collectors & Artists Please Be Aware: #migratorybirdtreatyact The Migratory Bird Treaty Act - At the time the MBTA was created in 1918, birds were being quickly killed off and some are now extinct. Because of hunters, those using their feathers in their clothing/hats, & from people collecting mass quantities of birds/eggs/nests for their natural history collections. Most birds protected by the MBTA are very common every day birds many of us sees outside here in the US. They are not often endangered. That's a misconception about the MBTA that many don't understand. But at the time it was created when those same species were in critical decline nearing extinction. With taxidermy & natural history collecting and such being a huge trend again I'm glad the MBTA is still in effect. Otherwise it could all easily happen all over again. In summary - if you find a dead bird find out exactly what species it is and see if it is MBTA protected. For Protected Species: You can not legally have the bones, feathers, talon or any other part of the body without special permits that the general public can not get. You also can not have the nest or eggs. Over 800 species of birds are protected. You can be fined and do jail time for having these illegal items. If you make jewelry/art from them and sell them there is an even higher fine. I see so much illegal bird jewelry being sold on Etsy alone. Be careful. Even if you did not make it you can still get in trouble just for having it! I know people who have had federal agents come to their homes to inspect/confiscate their collections so this is very real. Stay safe with your collections and crea
I'M GETTING LOTS OF BIRD PROCESSING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW SO TIME AGAIN FOR THIS POST - MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT INFO: There always seems to be a few people that want to argue with me that laws like this are stupid. As long as humans dominate this planet there has to be laws that protect the other living things sharing the planet with us. Dead or alive, is irrelevant. If the way to opt-out of these laws were to say "I found it dead." What would be keeping poachers from doing the same? Nothing. Bone/Taxidermy Collectors & Artists Please Be Aware: #migratorybirdtreatyact The Migratory Bird Treaty Act - At the time the MBTA was created in 1918, birds were being quickly killed off and some are now extinct. Because of hunters, those using their feathers in their clothing/hats, & from people collecting mass quantities of birds/eggs/nests for their natural history collections. Most birds protected by the MBTA are very common every day birds many of us sees outside here in the US. They are not often endangered. That's a misconception about the MBTA that many don't understand. But at the time it was created when those same species were in critical decline nearing extinction. With taxidermy & natural history collecting and such being a huge trend again I'm glad the MBTA is still in effect. Otherwise it could all easily happen all over again. In summary - if you find a dead bird find out exactly what species it is and see if it is MBTA protected. For Protected Species: You can not legally have the bones, feathers, talon or any other part of the body without special permits that the general public can not get. You also can not have the nest or eggs. Over 800 species of birds are protected. You can be fined and do jail time for having these illegal items. If you make jewelry/art from them and sell them there is an even higher fine. I see so much illegal bird jewelry being sold on Etsy alone. Be careful. Even if you did not make it you can still get in trouble just for having it! I know people who have had federal agents come to their homes to inspect/confiscate their collections so this is very real. Stay safe with your collections and creations!
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