Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Nancy Cusumano
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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Carol Cedarholm
Thank you both for this information. I will see what I can do. Carol On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 6:06 AM Nancy Cusumano wrote: > 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,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Nancy Cusumano
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,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus

2019-07-18 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, Regarding obviously sick wildlife, it is best to contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at wildl...@dec.ny.gov and to contact a licensed wildlife rehaber. It is technically illegal to capture wildlife, even to take it for treatment. Whether you would be

RE:[cayugabirds-l] trapping sick birds

2019-07-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I do appreciate Jody’s thoughts on this, but sometimes TIME is of the essence and one needs to get the bird to the wildlife clinic ASAP. When I found the paralyzed, highly lead-poisoned Red Tailed Hawk a couple years ago, it was Sunday night when I am sure the DEC would not come to my house,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] trapping sick birds

2019-07-18 Thread Morgan Hapeman
Native birds are Federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The following is taken from the USF website. This time of year rehabbers and wildlife clinics are overwhelmed with the number of animals/birds needing help. They do not have the time nor resources to go out and capture

Re: [cayugabirds-l] trapping sick birds

2019-07-18 Thread Cindy Pirson
Fyi I am a nc state licensed rehabber. Songbirds do require a rehabber with special federal license in addition to a state license. However, it is perfectly legal for a concerned citizen to capture injured/ill wildlife, as long as they can safely do so and it is then transported to a federally