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On Thursday, July 19, from 3:00-5:00 is our Artist’s Reception for the 2018 art show, Common Grounds. The art is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This piece, Sojourners, was created by Nancy Stone. The piece is 3-D, and this photograph does not do it justice. If you can not make the reception the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #nancystoneartist #artthattellsastory
Last look at "Feathers and the Fight for Wildlife" today @nyhistory #FightforFeathers #migratorybirdtreatyact of 1908 #protectbirds #yearofthebird2018
The model for John James Audubon's Snowy Egret measured just over 22 inches in length—but weighed a mere 12 ounces! ❄️🕊 ... In Audubon's time, this beautiful bird was hunted for its edible flesh, considered a delicacy. Only later in the century did its breeding plumes (or aigrettes) become the ultimate fashion accessory, used on items like this wedding crown. To obtain aigrettes—which were sold in immense quantities at astronomical prices—hunters slaughtered the sociable birds during breeding season, leaving unattended eggs and abandoned young. Only strict conservation measures have restored the Snowy Egret to its former wetlands habitat. 👉 See these items on view in our exhibition #FightforFeathers , open through July 15. ... 📸 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Study for Havell pl. 242, 1832. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card. Purchased for N-YHS by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.242. [with George Lehman]. ... 📸 J. H. Johnston & Co. (1844–ca. 1910). Aigrette hair ornament (from a Snowy or Great Egret), 1894. New York City. Egret feathers, gold, gold wire, diamonds. @MuseumofCityNY , Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Griffin, 1961. #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #snowyegret #aigrette #feathers #migratorybirdtreatyact #conservation #savebirds #protectAmericanbirds
In the final weekend of our exhibition "Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife," which closes this Sunday, July 15, we're reminded that even the majestic Golden Eagle wasn't safe from 19th-century fashion trends—the brown feathers of this beautiful bird were often used to make fans, considering a must-have accessory of the era. 🦅 #FashionFriday #FightforFeathers ... In 1833 John James Audubon painted this female—whose length he gave as 3 feet, 2 inches, with a wingspan of 7 feet. Audubon purchased the live bird from a man who claimed that it had been caught in a trap. He so admired her that he considered restoring her to freedom but decided she was too damaged. Then, he agonized about how to euthanize her humanely to “take the portrait of the magnificent bird.” Traumatized, he labored over this powerful image for about two weeks. ... Today, the Golden Eagle is endangered by climate change, but an eagle feather law provides exceptions to federal wildlife laws to enable American Indians to continue their traditional practices. Under the current law, individuals of certifiable American Indian ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain eagle feathers. Unauthorized persons found with an eagle or its parts can be fined up to $25,000. 👉 Learn more about the Golden Eagle from our friends at @usfws ! — 📸 Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Study for Havell pl. 181, 1833. Watercolor, pastel, graphite, black ink, and black chalk with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card. 38 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (96.8 x 64.8 cm). Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.181. — 📸 Fan of eagle feathers, 1895–1900. Feathers and tortoiseshell; 22 in. (55.9 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009.300.4297. #goldeneagle #eagle #audubon #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #protectamericanbirds #migratorybirdtreatyact
2018 is year of the bird and I love me some bird photos 🐦 This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA makes it unlawful to hunt, capture, kill, or sell birds listed as migratory. The act protects over 1,000 bird species. The premise of the act was to end commercial trade of feathers which were highly covered fashion accessories. Many birds were indiscriminately killed for this and other reasons. Before the act was implemented numerous bird species met their demise (i.e., extinction) such as the passenger pigeon, Labrador duck, great auk, heath hens, and Carolina parakeets. . FYI feather fiends, unless you've been collecting house sparrow or European starling feathers, it's likely you're in violation of the MBTA. It's difficult for law enforcement to determine if you collected that feather innocently or via a more devious way. Therefore, the burden lies with carrier of the feather. . Birds are fun to photograph, and are always a challenge. Photos: tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Townsend's solitaire (Myadestes townsendi), and a Swainson's thrush (Catharus ustulatus). Some members of the thursh family have the most lovely, melodic songs. I highly recommend you listen to the veery, Swainson's and hermit varieties. . . . . . #birdlifeinternational #audubonsociety #nationalaudubonsociety #natgeo #nationalgeographic #cornelllabofornithology #birdsofinstagram #yearofthebird #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #treeswallow #yellowheadedblackbird #townsendssolitaire #swainsonsthrush #birdphoto #takephotosleavefootprints
Two great things about America are its incredible wildlife and our commitment to conserving them. The #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct has been an icon of this commitment for 100 years. Sadly, this law is now under attack. Speak up for America's birds. Golden Eagle. Photo: Elizabeth Jaffin/Audubon Photography Awards
Male Anna's Hummingbird. What a beauty. Lets enjoy all natures beauty for years to come. I have learned that today marks 100 years since the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act #mbta #migratorybirdtreatyact which protects migratory birds. So, to all bird lovers, lets make sure we take care of them even the tiny ones like these. NAMASTÉ. #hummingbird #hummingbirdlover #hummingbirdfreaks #spiritanimal #hummingbirdphotography #naturephotography #birdphotography #maleannashummingbird #northerncalifornia #californiahummingbirds #hummingbirdfeeder #nectar #hummingbirdfeeder #reststop #beautifulhummingbird #greenbird #photography #vividcolors #feathers #hummingbirdsofinstagram #birds #protect #care
We will be closed July 4. But don't let that stop you learning about Bald Eagles and the tremendous effort that turned near-extinction in the lower 48 into a conservation success story! Come visit the Birds of Vermont Museum any other day to find out more. We are open daily, 10am to 4pm. Stay safe and cool this week, and celebrate our national bird. p.s. This wood carving was created by Bob Spear and took him 363 hours! The brown feathers are not painted; that's Bob's mad pyrography skills... #endangeredspeciesact #conservationsuccess #conservationsuccessstory #baldeagle #nationalbird #migratorybirdtreatyact #mbta #conservation #commonground #protectbirds #woodcarving #scientificart #bobspearwoodcarving #birdsofvermontmuseum #vtartist
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act & over the years, the MBTA has protected millions of migratory birds from threats – first, from becoming feathers for hats, & in modern times from industrial threats. * * * * “Today we celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This landmark law was one of the first to protect wildlife in our nation and highlight the need to steward our precious natural resources. Despite this centennial of success, the Trump administration recklessly stripped protections from migratory birds and gave industry a pass to freely kill them. The Trump administration should be reaffirming, not weakening, the nation’s commitment to protecting protect America’s birds.” - Jamie Rappaport Clark, president & CEO of Defenders of Wildlife * * * * #MBTA #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #migratory #birds #birdsofig #mountainbluebird #bluebird #YearOfTheBird #ProtectTheBirds  #StopExtinction #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig
A Wyomingite won the Audubon Photography Awards grand prize! The Great Gray Owl in this photo and many other birds featured in this year's contest are protected by the #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct . This crucial law is currently under threat. Take action to #ProtectTheBirds ! Great Gray Owl. Photo: Steve Mattheis/Audubon Photography Awards 2018 Grand Prize Winner
Found this baby Bluejay that must've been thrown from the nest during last night's storm. Poor little thing.. left where it was found due to MBTA . #migratorybirdtreatyact #mbta #skulljunkies #bluejay #vultureculture #deadwhenwemet
I remember in school learning about Peppered Moths Biston betularia and how pollution forced an evolutionary change. It was a neat story to illustrate survival of the fittest and forced natural selection. The part of the story that always bothered me was the pollution part. Why were we destroying the planet and not talking about it? I ran across this article a while back and I thought it really brought home the effects humans have on this world. The skies were so polluted that the birds changed color. This was not some great story about adaption, but rather a tale of what horrors we can unleash if we do not pay attention and take steps to take care of this blue marble. (https://www.futurity.org/birds-feathers-carbon-air-pollution-1570692-2/) Recent changes in environmental policy have kept me awake. The thoughts of going back to this sooty sky, the reinterpretation of MBTA (Migratory Bird Treaty Act), the death of 13 Bald Eagles in 2016 because of Carbofuran being used to poison a raccoon that they then consumed. Horned Larks was inspired by the image "Horned larks collected in Illinois between 1904 and 1916 and California and British Columbia between 1903 and 1922 ." (Credit: Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay) I hope the story of this work will add to the piece, create some awareness, fight quietly for something I believe in. I am feeling more and more drawn to create work that speaks to our impact on the natural world. I try to make it beautiful, but the ugly is still there. . . . . #nationalaudubonsociety #savelives #begreen #dogood #actionart #bostonartist #lynnmass #massachusetts #art #artist #acrylic #artwork #painting #birds #bird #horkedlarks #taxidermy #pollution #science #mbta #protectourplanet #migratorybirdtreatyact #savetheworld #dosomething #reducereuserecycle #pickupttrash
I found this fledgling blue jay yesterday. I would have loved to take it home and put it in quarentine and keep it as a pet/educational ambassador for educational demonstrations. But that would be a violation of federal law. The migratory bird act should have never applied to individual citizens. Today with it under potential "threat" the exact opposite is being pursued. It seems whenever environmental law, exemptions or amendments are created companies win and individuals loose. #birds #socialism #america #wildlife #education #bird #cute #baby #babybird #feathers #crime #criminal #law #unjust #wild #nature #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #trump #corporation #greed #audobonsociety #flight #babyanimals
Incredible #FridayFact : The model for John James Audubon's Snowy Egret measured just over 22 inches in length—but weighed a mere 12 ounces! ❄️🕊 ... In Audubon's time, this beautiful bird was hunted for its edible flesh, considered a delicacy. Only later in the century did its breeding plumes (or aigrettes) become the ultimate fashion accessory, used on items like this wedding crown. (👉 Swipe to see.) 👑 To obtain aigrettes—which were sold in immense quantities at astronomical prices—hunters slaughtered the sociable birds during breeding season, leaving unattended eggs and abandoned young. Only strict conservation measures have restored the Snowy Egret to its former wetlands habitat. 👉 See these items on view in our exhibition #FightforFeathers , open through July 15. And learn more about the Snowy Egret today from our friends over at @usfws ! #FashionFriday ... 📸 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula), Study for Havell pl. 242, 1832. Watercolor, gouache, and graphite with scraping and selective glazing on paper, laid on card. Purchased for N-YHS by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.242. [with George Lehman]. ... 📸 J. H. Johnston & Co. (1844–ca. 1910). Aigrette hair ornament (from a Snowy or Great Egret), 1894. New York City. Egret feathers, gold, gold wire, diamonds. @MuseumofCityNY , Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Griffin, 1961. #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #snowyegret #aigrette #feathers #migratorybirdtreatyact #conservation #savebirds #protectAmericanbirds
Swipe left for babies! ❤️❤️❤️ Daddy #cardinal has been busy eating so he can feed his #fledglings ➡️FUN FACT 🎊 It is 100 years since the #migratorybirdact was passed in #1918 which banned their sale as caged birds. 🙌❤️ and protected birds from being hunted for feathers. Up until 1918 there was no regulation on hunting or capturing non-game birds. #happyanniversary #💯 #migratorybirdtreatyact #toocute #family #cardinals #malecardinal #cardinalfledgling #parenting #birdsofinstagram #cardinalsofinstagram #love #loveouryard #birdwatching #babiesarethebest ❤️
So I captured this image while photographing an oystercatcher family at Nickerson Beach on Long Island, NY. I was photographing the chicks when a common tern started dive-bombing the adult oystercatcher. I swung my lens over to catch the interaction, but only managed to catch the oystercatcher calling. The expression on its face was so funny, I thought it would make a great base photo for memes. So I made one. Perhaps this can be the new base for environmental memes and we can call it “Outraged Oystercatcher”. Seriously though, please contact your representatives, environmental organizations, and the Interior Department and support efforts to strengthen and uphold (not weaken) this crucial protection for birds and their habitats, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, during its centennial year. Without enforcing any “take” of migratory birds, intentional or not, we will lose the ability force industry to properly manage to reduce loses of migratory birds. @usinterior @nationalwildlife @audubonsociety @birdlife_insta @nrdc_org @usfws @sierraclub @americanbirdconservancy @nanpapix #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #birding #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #memes #outragedoystercatcher #wildlifephotography #wildlife #environment #environmentalist #nanpapix #naturephotography #nature #birdsofinstagram #shorebirds #whatawonderfulworld #letskeepitthatway #environmentalpolicy
In the midst of the feather craze of the late 19th century, the lovely Black-throated Green Warbler fell victim and was featured on accessories like this paddle fan from 1872. Unlike many fans, dresses, and hats that featured simply feathers, this warbler was mounted in full on dyed pink feathers underneath. 🙏🕊 Thankfully, this practice was banned after activists fought for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Today, this species—one of many Wood Warblers—has declined as a nesting bird in parts of the Northeast, but continues to thrive elsewhere. 👉 Learn more about the Black-throated Green Warbler today from our friends at @usfws. #FashionFriday #FightforFeathers ... 📸 Painting: Black-throated Green Warbler (Setohphaga virens); sketch of a tail, 1812, 1863.18.3. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.18.4. 📸 Fan: Paddle fan with dyed feathers and Black-throated Green Warbler, 1872. Bone, feathers, bird; 12 1/2 in. @MuseumofCityNY , Gift of Horace C. Woodward, 1956, 56.92. #migratorybirdtreatyact #feathers #birds #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #environmentalactivism
#Repost @defendersofwildlife with @get_repost ・・・ Upending core protections in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and removing the incentives for companies to work cooperatively with government and nonprofit partners to protect our nation’s birds from harm, does a profound disservice. Our nation’s magnificent birds deserve better. Read more from former Deputy Interior Secretaries through the link in bio. #hawk #hawks #raptors #YearOfTheBird #ProtectTheBirds #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #StopExtinction #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig
Upending core protections in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and removing the incentives for companies to work cooperatively with government and nonprofit partners to protect our nation’s birds from harm, does a profound disservice. Our nation’s magnificent birds deserve better. Read more from former Deputy Interior Secretaries through the link in bio. #hawk #hawks #raptors #YearOfTheBird #ProtectTheBirds #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #StopExtinction #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography #naturelovers #natureonly #natureshots #naturegram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animallovers #animallover #animalsofinstagram #instaanimal #animalsofig
A very eerie #FashionFriday with these beautiful and disturbing earrings. A pair similar to this featuring male Red-legged Honeycreepers were shown at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia—and were the height of fashion. 💎🕊Late-19th-century jewelers often used insects and animal parts to decorate jewelry. In 1865 London jeweler Harry Emanuel patented a method to inset hummingbird heads, skins, and feathers into gold and silver mounts for earrings, necklaces, brooches, and fans. Exotic nectar feeders and native to the Americas like hummingbirds, honeycreepers are closely related to tropical tanagers and are found from Mexico to Brazil. They fascinated scientists, hunters, and collectors. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 banned this practice and protected countless bird species. See these on view in our exhibition "Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife." #FightforFeathers . ... What do you know about the life of these beautiful birds today? 🤔👉 Learn more about the Red-legged Honeycreeper today from our friends and exhibition partners at the @usfws ! ... 📸 Unidentified maker. Red-legged Honeycreeper hummingbird earrings, ca. 1865. Probably London, England. Preserved bird, gold, metal. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Z. Solomon and Janet A. Sloane Endowment Fund, 2013, 2013.143a, b. #feathers #migratorybirdtreatyact #birdyourworld #yearofthebird #hummingbird
Sad and infuriating. Regrann from @ibo_at_boisestate - Stephanie and Joni were out today near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area checking nests and found that one of the nests we had been monitoring had failed. After a bit of searching they discovered that the mother curlew had been freshly shot. Based on the bullet holes, they found that she had been shot straight through her wing and into her body. This means that she was shot while doing nothing but sitting perched on the ground. Unlike some curlews, who seem to be shot while aggressively defending their nests, this female was simply shot because she was there. We often think of poaching as an issue far away, in exotic locations like Africa. But poaching is alive and well in our own back yard. Please help us spread the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership message that random shooting of protected species like this is illegal. Share this post (make sure your post privacy is set to public) with as many as possible. It could save the life of a curlew and its family. 📷 By Stephanie Coates While we work with local agencies to improve enforcement of existing laws that protect curlews, we are also working on outreach to help prevent this from happening again. If you are interested in contributing to our outreach efforts, visit this link, and set the designation to "IBO Long-billed Curlew Satellite Tracking Project". https://give.boisestate.edu/IBO 🔗 link in bio. Even $5 goes a long way toward helping us reach school children, hunters education classes, and adult public land users. #poaching #curlewcrew #conservation #migratorybirdtreatyact #shorebird #shooting #BLM #nationalguard #lbcu #curlew #natgeo #wildlifeconservation #trophyhunting #idahoexplored #idahome #uplandgame #plinking #gunlaws #nra #targetshooter #gamebirds - #regrann
✋Stop 🛑 Poaching Now! It is illegal and morally reprehensible. Please read the text below after the credit. This is a #Repost from @ibo_at_boisestate ・・・ Stephanie and Joni were out today near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area checking nests and found that one of the nests we had been monitoring had failed. After a bit of searching they discovered that the mother curlew had been freshly shot. Based on the bullet holes, they found that she had been shot straight through her wing and into her body. This means that she was shot while doing nothing but sitting perched on the ground. Unlike some curlews, who seem to be shot while aggressively defending their nests, this female was simply shot because she was there. We often think of poaching as an issue far away, in exotic locations like Africa. But poaching is alive and well in our own back yard. Please help us spread the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership message that random shooting of protected species like this is illegal. Share this post (make sure your post privacy is set to public) with as many as possible. It could save the life of a curlew and its family. 📷 By Stephanie Coates While we work with local agencies to improve enforcement of existing laws that protect curlews, we are also working on outreach to help prevent this from happening again. If you are interested in contributing to our outreach efforts, visit this link, and set the designation to "IBO Long-billed Curlew Satellite Tracking Project". https://give.boisestate.edu/IBO 🔗 link in bio. Even $5 goes a long way toward helping us reach school children, hunters education classes, and adult public land users. #poaching #curlewcrew #conservation #migratorybirdtreatyact #shorebird #shooting #BLM #nationalguard #lbcu #curlew #natgeo #wildlifeconservation #trophyhunting #idahoexplored #idahome #uplandgame #plinking #gunlaws #nra #targetshooter #gamebirds #gamebirds #StopPoaching
#Repost @ibo_at_boisestate with @get_repost ・・・ Stephanie and Joni were out today near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area checking nests and found that one of the nests we had been monitoring had failed. After a bit of searching they discovered that the mother curlew had been freshly shot. Based on the bullet holes, they found that she had been shot straight through her wing and into her body. This means that she was shot while doing nothing but sitting perched on the ground. Unlike some curlews, who seem to be shot while aggressively defending their nests, this female was simply shot because she was there. We often think of poaching as an issue far away, in exotic locations like Africa. But poaching is alive and well in our own back yard. Please help us spread the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership message that random shooting of protected species like this is illegal. Share this post (make sure your post privacy is set to public) with as many as possible. It could save the life of a curlew and its family. 📷 By Stephanie Coates While we work with local agencies to improve enforcement of existing laws that protect curlews, we are also working on outreach to help prevent this from happening again. If you are interested in contributing to our outreach efforts, visit this link, and set the designation to "IBO Long-billed Curlew Satellite Tracking Project". https://give.boisestate.edu/IBO 🔗 link in bio. Even $5 goes a long way toward helping us reach school children, hunters education classes, and adult public land users. #poaching #curlewcrew #conservation #migratorybirdtreatyact #shorebird #shooting #BLM #nationalguard #lbcu #curlew #natgeo #wildlifeconservation #trophyhunting #idahoexplored #idahome #uplandgame #plinking #gunlaws #nra #targetshooter #gamebirds
#Repost @ibo_at_boisestate with @get_repost ・・・ Stephanie and Joni were out today near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area checking nests and found that one of the nests we had been monitoring had failed. After a bit of searching they discovered that the mother curlew had been freshly shot. Based on the bullet holes, they found that she had been shot straight through her wing and into her body. This means that she was shot while doing nothing but sitting perched on the ground. Unlike some curlews, who seem to be shot while aggressively defending their nests, this female was simply shot because she was there. We often think of poaching as an issue far away, in exotic locations like Africa. But poaching is alive and well in our own back yard. Please help us spread the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership message that random shooting of protected species like this is illegal. Share this post (make sure your post privacy is set to public) with as many as possible. It could save the life of a curlew and its family. 📷 By Stephanie Coates While we work with local agencies to improve enforcement of existing laws that protect curlews, we are also working on outreach to help prevent this from happening again. If you are interested in contributing to our outreach efforts, visit this link, and set the designation to "IBO Long-billed Curlew Satellite Tracking Project". https://give.boisestate.edu/IBO 🔗 link in bio. Even $5 goes a long way toward helping us reach school children, hunters education classes, and adult public land users. #poaching #curlewcrew #conservation #migratorybirdtreatyact #shorebird #shooting #BLM #nationalguard #lbcu #curlew #natgeo #wildlifeconservation #trophyhunting #idahoexplored #idahome #uplandgame #plinking #gunlaws #nra #targetshooter #gamebirds
Stephanie and Joni were out near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area checking nests and found that one of the nests we had been monitoring had failed. After a bit of searching they discovered that the mother curlew had been freshly shot. Based on the bullet holes, they found that she had been shot straight through her wing and into her body. This means that she was shot while doing nothing but sitting perched on the ground. Unlike some curlews, who seem to be shot while aggressively defending their nests, this female was simply shot because she was there. We often think of poaching as an issue far away, in exotic locations like Africa. But poaching is alive and well in our own back yard. Please help us spread the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership message that random shooting of protected species like this is illegal. Share this story with as many as possible. It could save the life of a curlew and its family. 📷 By Stephanie Coates While we work with local agencies to improve enforcement of existing laws that protect curlews, we are also working on outreach to help prevent this from happening again. If you are interested in contributing to our outreach efforts, visit this link, and set the designation to "IBO Long-billed Curlew Satellite Tracking Project". https://give.boisestate.edu/IBO 🔗 link in bio. Even $5 goes a long way toward helping us reach school children, hunters education classes, and adult public land users. #poaching #curlewcrew #conservation #migratorybirdtreatyact #shorebird #shooting #BLM #nationalguard #lbcu #curlew #natgeo #wildlifeconservation #trophyhunting #idahoexplored #idahome #uplandgame #plinking #gunlaws #nra #targetshooter #gamebirds
In celebration of the year of the bird announced by the National Geographic Society and Audubon to commemorate the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 100 years ago to protect migratory birds such as the snow geese and sandhill cranes. This image was taken at Bosque del Apache NWR last fall. The current administration is attempting to weaken the Act. #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact #bosquedelapacherefuge #newmexico #birdphotography #pictureline #snowgeese #sandhillcranes #migratorybirds #fujifilm #wildlifephotography #fallwinter #snowgeeseblastoff
On March 22nd of this year I wrote a post about about an Osprey family that lost their nest during hurricane Irma in September 2017. It was literally blown out of their tree and landed upside down in twiggy pieces at the base of the tree. The osprey couple stayed on the empty branches of their tree defending their territory until it was time to rebuild for breeding season. There were tussles and even a few injuries while they held their ground. When I showed back up this year to check on them I can happily report that their new nest was completed and held a brand new family of chicks. I'm not sure about the stability of the tree anymore since it no longer has any greenery. But like any osprey, they will stay and defend their home as long as it is standing. In this photo taken in April, Mom is standing guard near her nest of young ones. I hope our hurricane season leaves them in peace. - - - - #worldenvironmentday #beatplasticpollution #cleanwater #elite_raptors #birds_adored #pocket_birds #perfect_birds #audubon #audubonsociety #animalelite #nikonnofilter #conservation #nuts_about_birds #yearofthebird #natgeo #nature_worldwide_birds #wildlife_inspired #featured_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #marvelouz_animals #natgeoyourshot #cleanwater #bns_birds #total_birds #bb_of_ig #Florida #osprey #migratorybirdtreatyact
In the late 19th century, swan’s down, or the soft, fine, under-feathers of swans, were used for trimming clothes—as seen on the neck and train on this ice-blue satin evening dress—and for cosmetic powder puffs. Also adorned with an elegant back bustle and lavish paisley velvet underskirt, this dress used swans’ down to connote wealth, status, and mysterious sensuality. But at what cost? Tundra Swans once nested over most of North America, but disappeared rapidly as civilization advanced westward. By the 1930s, fewer than 100 remained south of Canada. Thankfully, the swan population increased once conservation efforts took hold following the passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 👉 Learn more (and see a beautiful swan Audubon painting) at the @USFWS page! And visit our exhibition Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife to see this dress on view. #FightforFeathers #FashionFriday
The current administration has proposed to eliminate long standing protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds by reinterpreting the treaty. The National Audubon Society, American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council have all filed lawsuits.
The usually non-litigious @audubonsociety and four other organizations filed suit today against the Trump administration's egregious reinterpretation of the 100-year-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Despite decades of bipartisan interpretation, the Trump administration now says that killing migratory birds through industrial activities is just fine. It’s not. #birds #birdsofinstagram #mbta #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact @nrdc_org @defendersofwildlife @americanbirdconservancy @centerforbiodiv #eggs #robin #robinseggblue #robinsegg #audubonaquarium #audubonsociety
I try not to post anything political on my page, but I’m rooting for @AudubonSociety on this matter. For more information, visit Audubon Dot Org. #Audubon #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #Birds #SaveTheBirds
Today, a coalition of national environmental groups, including American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, filed litigation challenging the current Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). . . As our President Mike Parr said, “The new policy makes it much harder to protect birds from major bird traps — threats like oil pits, wind turbines, and communication towers in bird migration hotspots. Leaving these threats unattended is like leaving manhole covers off along the sidewalk during rush hour — it’s negligent, irresponsible, and guaranteed to cause harm.” . . (Photo: Black-and-White Warbler is one of approximately 800 bird species regularly found in the United States. All of these species face increased threats from changes to the implementation and enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Image © Michael Stubblefield) #mbta #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #standupforbirds #savetheMBTA #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdconservation #birdphotography #conservation #environmentalaction #savebirds #naturephotography #naturalworld
Unfortunately, upon finding any bird parts- including feathers and nests- the only legal thing to do is leave them be or at most, give them a decent burial and carry on with your day. We’ve discussed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 🦅 before, but here is something you should know, only 5 countries are listed as participants- Canada, the USA, Mexico, Japan, and Russia. So the photos of bird skulls and parts that you see online are frequently from the UK and other countries with less strict bird laws. Also, the limits and reaches of the MBTA1918 may be changing with the Trump administration 👨‍💼 to allow the death of birds as long as the intent wasn’t the death of the birds if that makes sense? Read more here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/13/the-trump-administration-officially-clipped-the-wings-of-the-migratory-bird-treaty-act/ Skull in photo: Blue Jay skull returned to where it was found after photo. #skull #bird #peony #education #migratorybirdtreatyact #information
Owls, owls, owls!!! As they grow up and begin to fly around and explore with their new set of wings, as wildlife photographers, we're elated to see the exciting progress but also trepidatious for their future and safety. This little burrowing owl isn't sure whether he should be hopping from mound to mound or going airborne like some of his brothers and sisters. Two out of four other siblings have taken to the air on this drizzling day but this little one is just not ready. But full of spunk... No doubt it will be soon. - - - - - - - #elite_owls #elite_raptors #ethicalowlphoto #onlyowls #bb_of_ig #birdsofprey #birds_adored #bird_captures #pocket_birds #perfect_birds #audubonsociety #audubon #birdfreaks #shots_of_animals #bns_birds #animalelite #nikonnofilter #conservation #owlsofinstagram #kings_birds #nuts_about_birds #myfwc #nationalwildlife #yearofthebird #natgeoyourshot #burrowingowl #nature_worldwide_birds #wildlifeinspired #migratorybirdtreatyact #featured_wildlife
The Roseate Spoonbill is the epitome of unique, natural beauty, wouldn't you say? John James Audubon admired these prehistoric-looking, wading birds, the largest North American member of the ibis family. But the beauty of their feathers brought the species to the brink of extinction by 1920. Plume hunters invaded colonies to slaughter the birds for fans sold in the tourist trade. The beauty of their feathers brought the species to the brink of extinction by 1920. They survived after the Audubon Society dispatched wardens to protect them and urged the passage of strict conservation laws. Today, the Roseate Spoonbill is one of the great success stories of the conservation movement. 👉 Learn more about this utterly magnificent bird from the @usfws page today! And see this gorgeous painting in our exhibition "Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife," on view through July 15. #FightforFeathers #FashionFriday
Juvenile little blue heron - We are expecting lots of rain this weekend. If I keep driving, eventually I will find a respite in the weather and wonderful opportunities to capture our world and its beauty. - Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I look forward to hearing about, and seeing your adventurous escapades from all over the world! 🌎🌍🌏 - - - - - - #cleanwater #yearofthebird #conservation #conservationphotography #herons #audubonsociety #audubon #natgeotravel #nationalwildlife #myfwc #photography #wildlifeseekers #wildlife #birds #migration #migratorybirdtreatyact #instagood #nature #featured_wildlife #bestnatureshots #bns_birds #greatnaturephotos #wildlife_inspired #landscape #bb_of_ig #featured_wildlife #naturelovers #birds_adored #bird_brilliance #bird_captures #eye_spy_birds
#mrfox left a bit of his #dinner close to my #nest !!! #squirreltail Please don’t touch my #babybird !! They’re #federallyprotected by the #migratorybirdtreatyact !! Moms doing a great job in feeding and cleaning up nest!! Fun fact: mother birds pick up their babies poop and toss it out of the nest to keep a clean home....#whoknew #aco #animalcontrol
Who knows about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act? I wasn’t that aware of it till I called my local Audubon Society when I had questions regarding a robin nest on my house. To quote their website, “The MBTA provides that it is unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, possess, sell, purchase, barter, import, export, or transport any migratory bird, or any part, nest, or egg or any such bird...” This act was created in 1918 and since has saved countless species from facing extinction. So how can we help? If you see a bird and/or it’s nest, give it space. If intervention is needed, call professionals. Let’s create a bright future for our feathered friends eh? 😊 . . . . . #migratorybirdtreatyact #migratorybirds #savethebirds #americanrobin #art #artist #conservation #livewisely #sketch #portland #pnw #pdx #audubon
Happy World Migratory Bird Day! Please sign the petition to defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Link in bio. #mallard #mallardduck #birds #birdsofinstagram #instabird #worldmigratorybirdday #birdwatching #migratorybirdtreatyact #birbs #mallards #waterfowl #ducks #koi #koipond #fish #wildlife #bird #avian
Happy #internationalmigratorybirdday #migratorybirdday !! 🦆🐦🦉2018 is the Year of the Bird and marks the 100th anniversary of the #migratorybirdtreatyact ! 😃 How fitting that today two Barn Swallows visited our deck railing and decided to preen on it! They might be nesting close by - hopefully Sparti will get to see them again soon! 💕😊 #parrotsofinstagram #wildbirds #barnswallow #pacificparrotlet #parrotlet
Join us on June 12th for a YEAR OF THE BIRD Walk + Talk around our 100-acre farm with Baron Lin, scientist with Smithsonian's VIRGINIA WORKING LANDSCAPES. @virginiaworkinglandscapes promotes the conservation of native biodiversity and sustainable land use through research, education and community engagement. 2018 is the 100th anniversary 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 commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years. #yearofthebird #migratorybirdtreatyact #farmlife #lovewardensville #visitwardensville #conservation #biodiversity
Saturday is Migratory Bird Day. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Warblers are among the species migrating through Minnesota now. These tiny little birds have more things to navigate every year. Cities, glass that isn’t bird safe, wind farms, auto collisions, and cats just to name a few. Check out Audubon Minnesota’s web site for more information on how to help. http://mn.audubon.org/
Talking with Senator Carper about the #migratorybirdtreatyact and the #endangeredspeciesact this afternoon at #bombayhooknationalwildliferefuge . This man is fighting for our nation's #bipartisan wildlife heritage. #endangeredspecies #migratorybirds #esa #birding
This delicate, dainty plume accented with five tiny diamonds and mounted on a gold head band was worn by a bride on her wedding day—but the headpiece has a sad history. 👑 Aigrettes—from the French aigrette, meaning egret—are the singular plumes worn as elegant hair or hat ornaments that became popular among fashionable women during the late 19th century. Mature Snowy and Great Egrets develop these wispy feathers along their breasts, heads, and tails during their breeding season. Because of this fleeting growth, these feathers were among the rarest milliners used, and Great Egrets became one of the chief victims of turn-of-the century plume hunters, putting them on the edge of extinction. In 1902 alone, about a ton and a half of Great Egret plumes were sold in London, which must have required the slaughter of around 200,000 adult birds (and two to three times that number of eggs). Fortunately, with conservation laws like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the species has rebounded. 👉 Learn about the Great Egret today over at the @usfws page! See the aigrette and Audubon's Great Egret in our exhibition "Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife," on view through July 15. #FightforFeathers #FashionFriday #HistoryHighFive
Fun Fact Friday! The weather is getting warmer which means our birds are molting their feathers, like this gorgeous tail feather from our Harlan’s Red-tailed hawk, Kily. Did you know that under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to possess feathers from birds of prey? This Act strongly helps protect raptors from poaching. We here at the Alaska Raptor Center send feathers from our Patients and Residents to the Nation Eagle Repository in Commerce City, Colorado where they are then sent out for education and other uses. #funfactfirday #didyouknow #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #birdsofarc
The Magnificent Frigate bird - this one photographed in Costa Rica - I was reminded yesterday that I had never posted it, so here it is - a magnificent bird!
Learn more about this month's #BirdoftheMonth - Allen's Hummingbird- on our latest blog post!⠀ #YearoftheBird #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct ⠀ https://buff.ly/2jtEhAK⠀ Scott Thompson
Standard bone processing attire. 🤣 _ I wanted to take a moment to welcome my new followers! You are going to see bone processing posts here now and then - you know, dead things. This is a large part of what I do for a living as I ethically source most of my art supplies myself and offer pet memorial processing. _ I get a LOT of bone ID & processing questions: Please find my group Skull Collecting on Facebook, for detailed help & to buy/sell natural history items. Sorry, I don’t have time anymore to answer every comment I get in detail, and honestly miss some of them. I don’t want to hurt any feelings! You can also get help with processing at my blog: bone-lust.blogspot.com _ If you have a current order, custom order or pet memorial question you must contact me at my shop - Bonelust.Etsy.Com - thanks! 😘 Jana Miller of BoneLust _ PS - Don’t know where the comments went but someone was asking if what I’m doing is legal. Of course I’m well aware of these things since I literally HAVE to know them for my income and have no interest in going to jail. I actually teach animal parts laws literally on a daily basis to countless people worldwide. Want more info, join above mentioned group. I also post law info here like the #migratorybirdtreatyact if you want to see those posts. Thanks! _
Fun Fact Friday: The wood duck, also known as Carolina duck, is the only 🦆 species in North America known to regularly produce two broods in a single year. 📷: @laurengedlinske . . . . . #woodduck #woodducks #carolinaduck #aixsponsa #funfactfriday #funfact #migratorybirdtreatyact #livewild #livewildclothing #wearlivewild #nicereflection #quackquack
Today we opened for the season, and we also opened our newest art exhibit. "Common Grounds" is art inspired by 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treat Act. This piece, created by Amy Alfieri, is entitled “A Hat is No Home." #artforconservation #findingcommonground #migratorybirds #mbta #artexhibition #environmentalart #commongroundsartshow
When you find things that you can’t keep 😩😩. From the feathers stuck to some of the few remaining bones, and from the skull, we’re pretty sure this is a great a blue heron. A gorgeous bird both in life and in death. However, almost all north American bird species are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty act, and cannot be owned, bartered, purchased or sold; this includes both living and deceased animals. So regretfully this little dude was returned to where he was found. Remember when scavenging around to try and stay up to date on local laws on which animals can and cannot own or pick up. #taxidermy #skull #birdskull #oddities #odditiescollection #vultureculture #scavenger #deadthings #cabinetofcuriosities #curiosities #macabre #witchesofinstagram #witchy #witchywoman #migratorybirdtreatyact
🔹Special Contest🔹 In celebration of John James Audubon’s 233rd birthday today and the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 this year, I will be giving away one 2 x 3 inch canvas bird painting. The winner will choose the bird! 🔺RULES🔺: •Follow @alternate_empire •Like this post and comment with your favorite bird! 🔽Bonus entries🔽 •Repost this image with the hashtag #AEBirds2018 Contest is open to U.S. and international users! I will choose and announce the winner on Monday April 30 at 9PM EST. (FYI the paintings featured are not available!) #AEBirds2018 #mbta #birds #birdart #birdpainting #wildlifeart #wildlifepainting #alternateempire #birbs #igcontest #instagramgiveaway #free #freepainting #freeart #freeartfriday #madeinbrooklyn #miniature #miniaturepainting #painting #smallart #tinyart #tinynewyork #tinybirds #smallwork #artistsoninstagram #animalart #birdsofinstagram #audubon #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact
Happy National Audubon Day! A day that celebrates John James Audubon, an ornithologist known for his studies of American birds and illustrations depicting them in their natural habitats. 📷: @laurengedlinske . . . . . . . . #nationalaudubonday #johnjamesaudubon #ornithology #ornithologist #cardinal #cardinalidae #livewild #wearlivewild #livewildclothing #migratorybirdtreatyact
Happy Wildlife Wednesdays! Today’s animal is the Wood Duck (Aix sponsa). I chose the wood duck because they are probably my most favorite duck, and this is the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918), which saved the wood duck, and this has been dubbed the “Year of the Bird” by the National Audubon Society. Wood ducks were hunted to near extinction in the late 19th Century because of their feathers and meat and the MBTA allowed for their recovery. Wood ducks are a species of perching ducks found primarily in Central to Eastern North America. Perching ducks have long claws and are the most arboreal of ducks, often roosting in trees. They are the only species of perching ducks located here natively in the United States. They usually nest in cavities in trees close to water, although they will take advantage of nesting boxes in wetland locations if available. After hatching, the ducklings climb to the opening of the nest cavity, jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The day after they hatch, the young climb to the nest entrance and jump to the ground. I have been lucky enough to find some wood ducks on a creek very close to my home. I have seen them roosting in the sycamore trees near the creek and displaying courtship behavior swimming up and down the creek. I took this photo yesterday and love it because of the beautiful colors or the wood duck and the reflections of the duck and trees in the water. This particular male was hanging out with 3 more ducks and flying up and down between the creek and the trees calling to the females. He has an amazingly beautiful crest and red eye! #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #bb_of_ig #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #bns_birds #feather_perfection #birds_adored #pocket_birds #planetbirds #thebirdingsquad #birdsandblooms #birds_illife #sassy_birds #birds_captures #birdfreaks #nature_worldwide_birds #ip_birds #total_birds #inspirenaturenow #efe_nature_or_nothing #audubonsociety #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #yearofthebird #ducksofinstagram #ducksunlimited #kansasbirds #kansasnature
For #earthday2018 , please enjoy this beautiful #lessergoldfinch couple. Lesser goldfinches are among the many species of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. However, the Trump Administration has now made it harder to enforce the law and easier for companies to pollute migratory birds' habitats. Please consider signing the petition to defend the #migratorybirdtreatyact . Link in bio. . #birdsofinstagram #wildbirds #instabird #mbta #earthday #griffithpark #goldfinch #finch #birbs #avian #spinuspsaltria #birds #wildlife #bird #audobonsociety #fuckryanzinke #fucktrump
As of recent, the Trump administration has added a massive loophole to the #migratorybirdtreatyact , a 100 year old piece of legislation that has protected birds in the USA effectively since its creation. By altering the interpretation of this act and creating a loophole, it is now possible for large corporations to get away with practices that are destructive and lethal to birds and their habitats. As upsetting as this is, we all have a voice. We can call our local representatives, and we can create awareness! Our world deserves protection, especially on #EarthDay so never stop being an advocate for our Earth!
In the early 1900s, the draining of wetlands, the cutting of forests, and market hunting caused precipitous declines in Wood Duck populations. In 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act completely banned the hunting of Wood Ducks for 23 years. This protection — and the concern of dedicated individuals like Frank Bellrose — helped bring the Wood Duck back. Photo © Tom Grey. . . #birds #birding #ducks #waterfowl #nature #conservation #woodduck #drake #hunting #mbta #migratorybirdtreatyact #gooutside #recovery #science #publicradio #storytelling
Protect our feathered friends! . Repost @audubonsociety ・・・ “Join us in celebrating 2018 as the #YearOfTheBird , to mark the 100th anniversary of the landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Act—our country's most important bird-protection law.⠀ ⠀ Take action today to #ProtectTheBirds by clicking the link in @audubonsociety bio.⠀ ⠀ Painted Bunting. Photo: Lillian Beasley/Audubon Photography Awards” . #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct
Thank you, @repjaredpolis and @repdianadegette , for your work to #ProtectTheBirds and to defend the most important bird conservation law we have, the #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct . Coloradans, consider thanking them for standing up for birds. #mbta #yearofthebird #audubon #audubonsociety #colorado #conservation
Here’s @metasilk taking a short break from putting up #art for our #CommonGrounds exhibit @birdsofvermont Museum! This interactive piece #SelfieWithSnowy is from @e.e.spinney . Drop by starting May 1 to find out more. #madeinvermont #vermontartist #vtarts2018 #woodburning #snowyegret #mbta #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #birdyourworld #yearofthebird
Please talk to your congressperson about the migratory bird treaty act. It’s vital for protecting migratory birds like this varied thrush and hundreds of other species from being killed. The 100 year old law is currently being weakened so that companies will no longer be held accountable for avoidable bird deaths. #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #congress #action #bird #resist #watercolor #illustration #variedthrush #scientificillustration
A Wilson’s Warbler hunts and collects insects through an understory full of ferns. Lying on the ground surrounded by a lush forest full of greenery, I sat and watched a confusion of warblers hover and swoop and flitter in a flash all around me. I didn’t bother trying to photograph in the beginning. I just sat and enjoyed the challenge in my mind. When I finally decided to photograph this group which was perfectly content with this patch of forest, I picked up on some routine movements and really enjoyed the show… How depressing would this world be without birds. Currently one of the most important conservation measures this country has ever adopted, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary, is being gutted in a most despicable way. The current administration has already vastly eroded this cornerstone conservation law. Companies like big energy corporations are no longer held accountable for their impacts on bird deaths; it’s no surprise they lobbied hard for gutting the law. “Seventeen former Interior officials, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife directors under presidents Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, repudiated the reinterpretation when it was first announced in December” according to the Washington Post. In this 100th Year, it falls upon a new generation to pull together and speak out against these dishonorable and reckless environmental decisions.
Our netting design is a cost-effective and widely used method in complying with the MBTA. We have field crews available to provide maintenance and field visits when a prompt response is needed. #hrlcomp #netting #mbta #nettingcrew #ncfl #migratorybirdtreatyact #nettingdesign #fieldday #ourneckofthewoods
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