Date: 11/12/20 2:25 pm
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Act prohibiting the take, or even possession, of most migratory birds, feathers, eggs and nests without a federal permit.
The *Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918* (*MBTA*), codified
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codification_(law)> at 16 U.S.C.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_16_of_the_United_States_Code> §§ 703
<https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/16/703>712
<https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/16/712> (although §709 is
omitted), is a United States federal law
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_law>, first enacted in
1916 to implement the convention for the protection of migratory birds
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migratory_Bird_Treaty> between the United
States <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> and Great Britain
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain> (acting on behalf of Canada
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada>).[1]
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migratory_Bird_Treaty_Act_of_1918#cite_note-1>
The
statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture,
kill, or sell approximately 800 species of birds listed therein as migratory
birds <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_migration>. 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.[2]
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migratory_Bird_Treaty_Act_of_1918#cite_note-2>


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