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Protected Bird Species

Post by joaniebo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:02 pm

I copied these from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Protected Species (10.13 List) MBTA AS OF APRIL 2020

Many of these listed are used on many of the old North Country Spiders and Soft Hackles.

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. The migratory bird species protected by the Act are listed in 50 CFR 10.13. View more information and the list at Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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COOT, American, Fulica americana
Eurasian, Fulica atra
Hawaiian, Fulica alai

CURLEW, Bristle-thighed, Numenius tahitiensis
Eskimo, Numenius borealis
Eurasian, Numenius arquata
Far Eastern, Numenius madagascariensis
Little, Numenius minutus
Long-billed, Numenius americanus

DUCK, American Black, Anas rubripes
Eastern Spot-billed, Anas zonorhyncha
Falcated, Mareca falcata
Harlequin, Histrionicus histrionicus
Hawaiian, Anas wyvilliana
Laysan, Anas laysanensis
Long-tailed, Clangula hyemalis
Masked, Nomonyx dominicus
Mottled, Anas fulvigula
Muscovy, Cairina moschata
Pacific Black, Anas superciliosa
Ring-necked, Aythya collaris
Ruddy, Oxyura jamaicensis
Tufted, Aythya fuligula
Wood, Aix sponsa

GOLDEN-PLOVER, American, Pluvialis dominica
European, Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific, Pluvialis fulva

JACKDAW, Eurasian, Corvus monedula

MAGPIE, Black-billed, Pica hudsonia
Yellow-billed, Pica nuttalli

MALLARD, Anas platyrhynchos

MOORHEN, Common, Gallinula chloropus

OWL, Barn, Tyto alba
Barred, Strix varia
Boreal, Aegolius funereus
Burrowing, Athene cunicularia

PLOVER, Black-bellied, Pluvialis squatarola
Collared, Charadrius collaris
Common Ringed, Charadrius hiaticula
Kentish, Charadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed, Charadrius dubius
Mountain, Charadrius montanus
Piping, Charadrius melodus
Semipalmated, Charadrius semipalmatus
Snowy, Charadrius nivosus
Wilson's, Charadrius wilsonia

SNIPE, Common, Gallinago gallinago
Jack, Lymnocryptes minimus
Pin-tailed, Gallinago stenura
Solitary, Gallinago solitaria
Swinhoe's, Gallinago megala
Wilson's, Gallinago delicata

STARLING, Chestnut-cheeked, Agropsar philippensis
White-cheeked, Spodiopsar cineraceus

SWAN, Trumpeter, Cygnus buccinator
Tundra, Cygnus columbianus
Whooper, Cygnus cygnus

TEAL, Baikal, Sibirionetta formosa
Blue-winged, Spatula discors
Cinnamon, Spatula cyanoptera
Green-winged, Anas crecca

WIGEON, American, Mareca americana
Eurasian, Mareca penelope
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:27 pm

Wow! A well composed list for sure! It is sad to see all the much loved (by us soft-hackled nuts) species on the list! Now, we locate the substitutes! Thank you for this!
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by Oenophileangler » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:58 pm

Hi Bob, I've been following the thread on the Bamboo board about Snipe as well. There must be something about the MBTA which excludes birds sourced outside the USA, but I've not seen the actual wording of that exclusion. Steve, from Cookshill, says it is ok to send Common Snipe, Euro Golden Plover, and Common Moorhen (Waterhen) to the USA. Can someone point to the exact part of the code that says USA sourced species only?

Nitpick: Bob, you omitted the M in Magpie.

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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by redietz » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:33 pm

And yet, Maryland has an open season for coot, mallard, wood ducks, black ducks, and snipe.

Most domestic ducks are mallards.
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by Oenophileangler » Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:05 pm

Just to add a little bit more information. Our FWS does its work. I got this package from Steve at Cookshill today. It was delayed a bit, and now I know why.



I had a pair of Woodcock wings in there.

First time I've had mail opened by the authorities.
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by hankaye » Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:54 am

Howdy All;

Reminds me of the question I asked the Feds maybe 10 years or so ago about
how to get some Sand Hill Crane feathers. I had to buy a Hunting License.
That can/could be the " except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. "
they are talking about. Also, it would mean no sharing of the goodies if self-sourced.
At least that's how I understand it. Best to call the State rep. for the Feds regarding
it to get the correct info.

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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by chugbug » Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:26 am

There's a fly tying exception for selling and buying "the feathers of migratory waterfowl (ducks, geese, brant, and swans) killed by hunting" (by lawful hunting permit)

There's also the Migratory Bird Treaty REFORM Act, which "Excludes from coverage under the MBTA bird species occurring as the result of human assisted introduction unless the species: (1) was native to the United States and extant in 1918; (2) became extinct throughout its range thereafter; and (3) was reintroduced as part of a Federal program." (There's a separate list for this.) ... -bill/4114
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by tworod » Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:51 pm

Can you imagine how many fly tyers would be jailed for owning any one of these species?
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Re: Protected Bird Species

Post by bearbutt » Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:22 pm

tworod wrote: Thu Feb 17, 2022 11:51 pm Can you imagine how many fly tyers would be jailed for owning any one of these species?
Probably none--as I don't know a single tier who doesn't have a number of these species.

However, if a fly shop was to sell these without documented sources--uh-oh. It was Herter's selling smuggled jungle cock in the early 1970s that sunk the company. There's a good article about this in the May 1971 issue of Audubon Magazine.

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