It’s in the enforcement. How would anyone know if you killed a bird for its feathers or if you found them? Safest thing for birds is no possession of parts.
Kevin From: bounce-124703190-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-124703190-3493...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Sandra J. Kisner Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:40 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Migratory Bird Teaty Act 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 From: bounce-124703158-3493...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-124703158-3493...@list.cornell.edu> <bounce-124703158-3493...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-124703158-3493...@list.cornell.edu>> On Behalf Of k...@empireaccess.net<mailto:k...@empireaccess.net> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:34 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>> 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. -- John and Sue Gregoire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --