HI Anne Marie,

I believe it is illegal to catch and keep it, not catch it and take it for
treatment. If that were the case then every citizen who rescues a bird and
brings it to a rehabber or vet for treatment would be breaking the law,
which I do not believe is the case.

Nancy


On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:59 AM Anne Marie Johnson <a...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> It is illegal to capture most wild birds unless under the direction of
> someone licensed to do so. I don’t know if House Finches are protected in
> this way, but it is always best to leave the capturing and/or treatment of
> sick or injured birds to the professionals. I am copying Victoria Campbell
> on this message. She is a local, licensed wildlife rehabilitator who can
> assist you.
>
>
>
> Anne Marie Johnson
>
>
>
> *From:* bounce-123756235-9846...@list.cornell.edu <
> bounce-123756235-9846...@list.cornell.edu> *On Behalf Of *Nancy Cusumano
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:06 AM
> *To:* Carol Cedarholm <cceda...@gmail.com>
> *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>
> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus
>
>
>
> Carol,
>
>
>
> If there is any way you could catch this bird, maybe with a net, it could
> go to the Swanson Wildlife Center at the vet school. They could maybe treat
> him, but it is an advanced case and may euthanize but at least it would be
> out of pain.  Poor thing.
>
>
>
> Nancy
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 7:58 PM Carol Cedarholm <cceda...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I have a mourning dove with avian pox virus sores around its beak coming
> to my feeders. Am I correct that this is very contagious to other birds?
> Should I stop filling my feeders?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Carol Cedarholm
>
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