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Did you know that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, any migratory bird, or the parts (including feathers), nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid Federal permit? Illustrator: @bstiles665 . . . #hummingbird #migratorybirdtreatyact #nationalaudubonsociety #illustrationart #illustrateyourworld #illustrator #birds #homesteadcreatives
🐧🌍 World Migratory Bird Day🐦🌎! The largest shorebird in N AM, Long-billed Curlews winter in the SF Bay Area and are always welcomed back with open arms. 📷SABarnett #longbilledcurlew #shorebirds #WorldMigratoryBirdDay #shorebirds #migration #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #MTBA #1918 #birding #birds #marinnature #marinnatureadventures
Happy World Migratory Bird Day! Migration is a crucial time in the annual cycles of many birds, including Peregrine Falcons like the one pictured here. Understanding migration is important for the protection and conservation of those birds, including many of our favorite raptors. That's why the GGRO is just one of the many groups around the world committed to studying bird migration - we hope that we can share both what we learn about the hawks and our passion for them with others to make sure that there are plenty of raptors for future generations of bird enthusiasts all over the world. So, this World Migratory Bird Day, grab your binoculars and get outside to learn more about birds migrating in your area! (📷: Nicholas Buechert) #WorldMigratoryBirdDay #Raptors #Peregrine #Falcons #GGRO #Migration #Education #Conservation #Birds #Hawks #Peregrination #LookItUp #GetOutside #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #MBTA #1918 #Birding #Ornithology
It’s been a while since I made a post like this, and since I found the skull pictured today I figured it’d be the perfect time to discuss a very important topic surrounding bone/skull collecting: Birds! A lot of people are still unaware that most bird species in the United States are protected under a federal law called the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. (*This is also true for those in Canada, as well!) This law prohibits the possession, sale, purchase, import and export of most bird species, INCLUDING feathers, nests, eggs, bones, organs, etc. So those hawk or owl feathers, robin eggs or nests, vulture skulls, hummingbirds, and baby birds that you can’t identify that so many people find and keep are *illegal* under a federal law. There are only a few species that are not protected, and personally I don’t think any bird remains of a protected species is worth a possible fine or jail time. So this bird skull, which I believe to be some sort of egret/heron or anhinga (?), was photographed and admired, but ultimately left where it was found. If you do find a dead bird or bird part that is protected (or if you’re unsure, better safe than sorry!), some educational institutions will take them to be studied and preserved, but otherwise I suggest finding a suitable spot in nature and giving the bird back to the earth, or even a small burial. These options are much more respectful in my opinion than just throwing the body in the garbage or disposing of similarly. For more information, a quick google search of “Migratory Bird Treaty Act” will give you more information, and even a long list of the hundreds of species that are protected! #vultureculture #vc #skull #birdskull #death #MBTA #nature #specimen #migratorybirdtreatyact #oddities #crueltyfree #taxidermie #oddity #love #curiosities #curiosity #art #knowyourlaws #blue #etsyseller #green #wunderkammer #osteo #vsco #vscocam #photography #trees #water #bone #skullcollector
When the fields get mowed and the hay gets baled, the hawks become much more prevalent as they search for mice & snakes in the fields. This means we go outside more often so our presence is known lest they attempt to make one of our chickens a meal. 🙄 #talaingenfarm #mypetspoopbreakfast #backyardchickens #homesteadlife #homesteadchickens #petchickens #farmher #meandmyflock #chickensmakemehappy #buttnuggets #freerangechickens #hawksonthehunt #migratorybirdtreatyact
⭕️ What is Central Asian Flyway(CAF) ?⭕️ 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 👉The Central Asian Flyway (CAF), one among the nine flyways in the world, encompasses overlapping migration routes over 30 countries for different waterbirds linking their northern most breeding grounds in Russia (Siberia) to the southernmost non-breeding (wintering) grounds in West and South Asia, the Maldives and the British Indian Ocean Territory. ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️➡️India has a strategic role in the flyway, as it provides critical stopover sites to over 90% of the bird species known to use this migratory route. ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️➡️The National Action Plan (hereinafter NAP) for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats states the national priority and specific actions required to ensure healthy populations of these migratory species in India, within their range across the flyway. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 #migratorybirds #ornithology #waterbirds #migratorybirdtreatyact #bird_lovers_daily #feedthebirds #ig_birdwatchers #birdloversofinstagram #featheredfriends #protectedspecies #birdsanctuary #birdsofindia #birds_of_ig #birdsmagzine #birdsofinstagram #wildlifeprotection #savebirds #birdspark #bscagriculture #savewildlife #india #asianbirds #biodiversity #aves #siberianbirds
Beach cleanup this morning! Picked up lots of #trash but loved finding these gems! Most likely from a #blueheron 🏝💙☀️🌴 . . #instagood #instapic #instaphoto #beachcleanup #florida #bones #saturday #morning #palmtrees #beach #whitesands #macabre #beach #green #blue #summer #september #almostfall #stillhot #migratorybirdtreatyact
A witch (I’m not joking) once aggressively accused me of bringing death everywhere I go because of my profession. While I don’t believe that’s true, I do think that death is everywhere and you’ll find it if you pay attention. • Last time I visited Cambridge, I found a white-breasted nuthatch just off my path. This time, a juvenile mourning dove. Modern architecture, with its angles and glass, plays tricks on the minuscule minds of birds and they often run into windows. These collisions can cause brain damage and often death. • You can do two things to help! The first is purchasing stickers or a product called WindowAlert UV Fluid (available for $12.95 on Amazon). The UV coating is visible to birds so they don’t collide with the glass, and invisible to the human eye. The other is making note of local wildlife rehab people or centers that are licensed to care for migratory birds. • In the United States it is ILLEGAL to possess migratory birds, their parts, eggs, or nests. If you find an injured (alive) bird please call a rehabber. If you find PARTS like bones, nests, eggs, or feathers please leave them where you find them. • If you find a WHOLE DEAD (intact and fresh) bird you can place it in a zip-lock baggie alongside a paper label with your name, date, location, and how you found the bird/conditions of death (roadkill? window strike? electrocuted? etc.) and keep it in your freezer only while you find a licensed facility (museum or university) to donate the bird to. Do not hold onto the specimen longer than you need to. If you cannot find a proper facility within 3 days, please return the carcass to nature so it can decompose on its own. • This mourning dove was immediately taken down to the MCZ (@mczharvard ) ornithology (bird) department to become part of their collection, just like the nuthatch I posted in June. I feel good about making this donation because I love being able to contribute to the scientific record! • A full copy of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (including a list of protected birds) is available by a quick Google search. Violators are subject to heavy fines and even prison time, so don’t keep things that aren’t supposed to belong to you.
What's your favorite pigeon pictured here? 🤔 If I had to pick, mine's 15, which is a Blondinette. The coloring and muffs are 👌 After living in NYC and learning more about birds in general, I've really come to admire and be fond of pigeons. They are amazing in many ways. So now when I post seemingly random pigeon facts you'll know why! 🤣😍 PHOTO: Our Fancy Pigeons, The Boy's Own Paper, 1892 . . . #spiritanimal #pigeon #rockdove #fancypigeons #ornithology #favorite #birds #vintage #nature #animals #flyaway #interconnected #feathers #citylife #nyc #darwin #science #newspaper #curiosity #alwayslearning #diversity #earth #biosphere #planetearth #climatechange #migratorybirdtreatyact #birdsofafeather #flock #birdsofinstagram #bird
We have a twofer today! 😁 here we have a Snowy Egret and a Mallard hen. The snowy egret is a small white heron. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for womens hats causing their number to diminish. Now protected in the U.S. by law, the population has rebounded. #birds #ramonaoaksrvresort #ramonaoaksrvresortwildlife #ramonaca #fulltimerv #fulltimerving #camping #ramonacamping #california #californiacamping #sandiegocounty #visitsandiego #camplife #socal #birdwatching #nature #birdsofinstagram #naturelover #snowyegret #egret #migratorybirdtreatyact
#Resist 🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅 ❤️🇺🇸🦅🗽🔔⚖️🏛 #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #MBTA https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/09/05/eight-states-are-fighting-trumps-attempt-declaw-migratory-bird-treaty/
Happy #WorldShorebirdsDay ! In good (and timely) news: eight state attorneys general filed a legal challenge Wednesday to the Trump administration's bid to dramatically weaken the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a century-old law established to protect birds. The lawsuit is an effort to stop the Interior Department from fully implementing a directive to its law enforcement division to forgive mass bird kills, even when the animals are threatened or endangered. (Read more - link in bio!) #ProtectTheBirds #SaveTheBirds #YearOfTheBird #oystercatcher #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #birds #birding #birdwatching #birdsofig  #teambird #shorebirds  #StopExtinction  #DefendersofWildlife #naturephotography  #naturelovers #natureonly  #natureshots  #naturegram #wildlife  #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation  #conservation #wildlifeaddicts  #animals  #animallovers #animallover  #animalsofinstagram  #instaanimal #animalsofig
The Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia) is a species of migratory warblers native to North America. Every year millions of these small warblers makes a journey from the Northern U.S. and Canada to Columbia and Venezuela. More than 4,000 Miles! Follow for more images of migratory species just like this. #bahamas #photography #birding #birdingphotography #thebahamas #nature #nikon #birdwatching #paradiseisland #nassau #conservation #ebird #birdyourworld #birdistheword #nikonartists #warbler #blackandwhitewarbler #migratorybirds #migratorybird #bahamianbirds #caribbeanbirds #caribbean #westindies #your_best_birds #your_best_bird #your_best_birdshot #nikond500 #migration #migratorybirdtreatyact #northamericanbirds
new #photoshop pastels brush set available at my #patreon — free and patron-only downloads available: patreon.com/justineleehirten clickable link in profile 🌿 also using my #sciartchallenge piece for the endangered species prompt as my demo piece. Lesser Prairie Chickens have lost 90% of their original range due to human disruption in their oil-rich habitats, current proposed changes to the ESA could remove their protections as a threatened species and bar them from being listed as endangered in order to favor human interests. The MBTA and ESA need their own protection now, please speak out against the gutting of these important acts. #endangeredspecies #endangeredspeciesact #mbta #migratorybirdtreatyact
Excited to be part of Mo Historic Costume & Textile Collection's ENDANGERED: FAUNA & FASHION exhibit thru John James Audubon illustrations (http://bit.ly/2wwIjzd)! Events on 9/20 to commemorate anniversaries-Endangered Species Act (45 yrs) & Migratory Bird Treaty Act (100 yrs). #conservation #protect #protectandsave #mowildlife #missouriwildlife #endangered #endangeredspecies #endangeredspeciesact #migratorybirdtreatyact #moconservation #nature #moconservation #missouriconservation #wildlife #discovernature #makemohistory #learnMOhistory #showmehistory #history #SHSMO #archive #missouristate #missourilife #missouriparks #visitmo
@angerchick 's BIRDLINK is taking flight...again! Learn all about it on her bio, and come be a part of the opening celebration on October 6th @ East River State Park! Spread the word... #art  #artist  #sculpture  #aesthetic  #project  #comingsoon   #forthebirds #eastriverstatepark #migratorybirdtreatyact #audubonnyc #nycparksdepartment
The glamorous and exciting world of #Bonecleaning 💀 These maceration buckets contain bones from three different locations. The green bucket is full of dog bones recovered from a wetland area. 🌲💀🌲 . . . . . . . . #behindthescenes #ostealjewelry #VultureCulture #foundasbone #scavenger #forager #osteal #ostealjewelry #rotbucket #maceration #bonecollecting #bonehunting #Scavenger #bonesofinstagram #bone #howtocleanbones #macerationbucket
Heads up Vancouver! 👀 We’re presenting a new public art project with artist Myfanwy MacLeod coinciding with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act established between Canada and the US. . Twelve large watercolour images of different species of birds will be displayed at twenty transit shelters throughout the city until September 30, 2018. How many can you spot? 🐦🦅
I end up with lots of egg pictures on my phone because I always check to see if a nest is active before disturbing it. All of the eggs seen here are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and therefor stayed until after young left and nest was abandoned. #housewren #barnswallow #mourningdove #americanrobin #birdeggs #birdnests #birds #birdsofig #migratorybirdtreatyact #wildlife
Osprey families, like this one in Indiana, again grace our waterways thanks to regulations that were enacted beginning in the early 70’s. Vote to keep our environmental protections like the #endangeredspeciesact , the #cleanairact , the #cleanwateract , and the #migratorybirdtreatyact strong. • • • • #indianawildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #birdphotography #ospreys #raptors #indianapolisphotographer #ospreynest #instanature #wildlifeconservation
Many of our wildlife laws, some of which go back to 1918, are being tampered with by the current administration. Please contact your local representative and tell them your views on wildlife conservation and funding. Save our endangered species! #wildlife #migratorybirdtreatyact #endangeredspecies #endangeredspeciesact #birds #ornithology #wildlifeconservation
Did you know that Liberty Wildlife has biologists that go out in the field to help mitigate wildlife issues, especially those related to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act? Many companies and utilities around the state contract these professionals to survey lands and assist in order to minimize the impact of human development on native wildlife. #burrowingowl #migratorybirdtreatyact #researchandconservation #libertywildlifeaz
We have two Barn Swallows at the center currently who were orphaned as babies when their parents were killed. This species is credited with being the bird that helped spark bird conservation in America. In the late 1800s it was fashionable for women to wear hats with bird parts (or even whole birds!) on them, which lead to an industry that severely decimated bird populations, including that of the Barn Swallow due to their colorful and interesting plumage. Naturalist George Bird Grinnell wrote an essay inspired by what he saw was happening to Barn Swallows, an essay that eventually spurred the creation of that Audubon Society and the passage of laws that stopped the needless slaughter of birds—including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which has helped prevent the extinction of many species and still protects birds like this one today! swvawildlifecenter.org #swvawildlifecenter #barnswallow #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact
Florida is suffering. We are plagued with a devastating and deadly red-tide algae and drift algae that is killing our wildlife who depend on our clean water for survival. Fish, birds, turtles, dolphins, manatee are washing up on our shorelines and dying in our rivers, canals and backyards. It's real and it's horrific. Our state has been declared a state of emergency but solutions are slow and the deadly toxins are taking over fast. More to come on future posts. Enjoy this beautiful great blue heron. His next meal could be his last. Reality. I'd like to thank the National Wildlife Federation for the feature story and MarcHarrisWildlife photo in their brand new August/September magazine issue. The NWF.org is America's largest conservation organization and works with more than 6 million members, partners & supporters from coast-to-coast to educate, develop resources and promote achievable solutions. To purchase the image and help educate & promote wildlife conservation go to marcharriswildlife.com. To make a donation to NWF go to facebook.com/marcharriswildlife or nwf.org. Please help build the conservation cause to protect wildlife and natures habitats. Thank you! Marc. Photo copyright MarcHarris/MarcHarrisWildlife. #nationalwildlifefederation @nationalwildlife #conservation #conservationphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #greatblueheron #photography #everglades #florida #audubon #all_animals_addiction #animalelite #birds #bb_of_ig #cleanwater #environment #eye_spy_birds #featured_wildlife #greatnaturephotos #jaw_dropping_shots #myfwc #marvelshots #marvelouz_animals #migratorybirdtreatyact #nature #nikonnofilter #planetbirds #shots_of_animals #thebirdingsquad #wildlifeplanet #nationalwildlifefederation
Another MAGICAL day! Thanks in part to 100 years of the migratory bird treaty act being passed we got to see puffins on Egg Rock Island. Check out the amazing work @audubonsociety and project puffin are doing to help these cute little birds. (Link in my story) ❤️🧡🖤 #projectpuffin #migratorybirdtreatyact #audobonsociety #birding #gulfofmaine
Lori Paras, of Santa Fe Raptor Center, releases a wild American Kestrel on Sunday (July 22) at the southwest rim of the Río Grande Gorge in El Prado. Raised by Santa Fe Raptor Center staff, the bird was released after a blessing ceremony to honor the 5th anniversary of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the 50th anniversaries of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River designation. In addition to the Santa Fe Raptor Center representatives, among those gathered were Taos Pueblo officers, local Bureau of Land Management staff, Rivers & Birds representatives and Senator Tom Udall and his staff. 📸 by @morgan_timms
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. The upper piece, Loss of Habitat, part 3 was created by Aron Martineau @aronmartineau. The lower untitled piece was created by Alison Forrest. The exhibit is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #artthattellsastory #digitalart #fabricart #weaving #comeseeitinperson #picturesdonotdoitjustice
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, Final Perch, was created by Eben Markawski @ebenmarkowskiart. If you can not make the reception the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #ebenmarkowski #birdart #metalart
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, Common Ground, was created by Jackie Mangione, @jackiemangioneart. If you can not make the reception the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #artthattellsastory #watercolor #nestlings #birdsinyourbackyard #findingcommonground #mbta #yearofthebird
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, You Cannot Shake Hands with a Clenched Fist, was created by Carol McDowell @quiltedfabricart. If you can not make the reception the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #quiltedfabricart #artthattellsastory #worktogether #youcannotshakehandswithaclenchedfist #ghandi #fabricart
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, Braving the Wild, was created by Carolyn Crotty. For more information about Carolyn’s work see whirledtree.org or @whirledtree_arts. If you can not make the reception, the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #artthattellsastory #collageart #makeart #mbta #visitthemuseumtoseethewholepiece
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, Winter Destinations of Boreal Landbirds was created by Lori Hinrichson. If you can not make the reception the show is on display until October 31, 2018. #migratorybirdtreatyact #environmentalart #huntingtonvt #wherescienceandartmeet #commongroundsartshow #vtartist #vtarts2018 #lorihinrichsen #artthattellsastory #flyway #yearofthebird #atlanticflyway #pacificflyaway #borealbirds #mbta
After successfully protecting birds for 100 years—saving millions of birds every year and even bringing species like the snowy egret, wood duck, and sandhill crane back from the brink—the landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Act is now being radically reinterpreted to allow companies to get away with preventable bird deaths. We must protect this law to protect our magnificent birds. Take action: https://on.nrdc.org/2FDKvqa #MigratoryBirdTreatyAct #ProtectOurBirds #WildlifeConservation #Birds #EnvironmentalSustainability #NRDC
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 #society6
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
Being into vulture culture can have it's perks and it's downfall. One of the perks is working on an archaic art form. The downside is that there are a shit ton of laws on all corners of the planet. One in particular that I get nagged at by humans that are not part of North America is the migratory bird treaty act (MBTA). This law was put into place in the early 1900's and FEDERALLY PROTECTS 99.99% of all wild birds in the US. The only three that any regular person can touch without problems are these three. In order European Sterling, Rock Peigon and English House Sparrow. They are all invasive species and are not protected. Owning even a feather or a nest/egg shells is a federal offense of 25 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Please be a smart human in the US and not pick up and keep any parts of any birds that haven't been collected legally by hunting or arent domesticated by humans. #migratorybirdtreatyact #MBTA #vultureculture #federallaws #protected #federallyprotected #englishhousesparrows #rockpeigons #europeanstarlings #taxidermy #knowyourlaws
#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
Black-necked Stilt. I've chased this species a few times over the years and always missed seeing them wherever they were reported. Finally, today, got them. #birdingohio #shorebirds #migration #blackneckedstilt #birdsofinstagram #bird #birds #migratorybirds #migratorybirdtreatyact
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
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