I must admit I’ve always wondered about the “bird parts” bit.  It’s one thing 
to pluck a living bird or kill it for its feathers, but if I pick up a feather 
from the ground, apparently it’s still illegal to keep it.  The rest makes good 
sense.

Sandra

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Migratory Bird Teaty Act

For the gentleman who intends to move a House Finch nest. It would be a 
violation of the MBTA
 Here's a quick but inclusive overview:

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, codified at 16 U.S.C. §§ 703–712, is a 
United States federal law, first enacted in 1916 to implement the convention 
for the protection of migratory birds between the United States and Great 
Britain. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, 
capture, kill, or sell birds listed therein as migratory birds. The statute 
does not discriminate between live or dead birds and also grants full 
protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs, and nests. Over 800 
species are currently on the list.
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