Jack Walters wrote:
> Furthermore, new laws should be implimented on the state and federal levels.
> And I might add that we do have laws that need to be enforced. It is not
> lawful to kill migrating birds by any means and I don't know of any hunting
> season on our local song birds.
It is not against the law to accidently kill a migratory bird. If it
were our jails would be full of people who've accidently hit a bird
And of course tens or hundreds of songbirds are quite legally killed by
farmers who are given pest control permits. Whether or not these are
handed out too enthusiastically is another discussion, but the fact is
that they are.
It is illegal to band birds without a permit from the USF&W, and
probably all states (I know Nevada licenses our work with raptors but
don't personally know if you need a state permit in addition to your
USF&W permit in order to band songbirds in your state). A permit is not
a license to kill birds, however birds killed in the banding process are
considered to have been accidently rather than willfully killed, much as
is true in the case of birds killed accidently by automobile drivers.
> Remember... for the good of our bird life.
ban windows in houses ...
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