|Photo by Marty Horowitz 10/17/2013|
Marty submitted this fine photo of a feather and this reminder to leave it:
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16U.S.C. 703-712) ... implements a series of international treaties designed to protect migratory birds. Wording of the Act makes it very clear that most actions that result in "taking" or possession of a protected species or its parts or products is a violation of the Act. Specifically, the Act states:
Unless and except as permitted by regulations, …it shall be unlawful at any time, by any means, or in any manner…to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, …possess, offer for sale, sell, …purchase, import…any migratory bird, any part, nest, or eggs of any such bird…
Anne says: That's right, even if you think: "I'm using this for educational purposes." Think again. And leave it.