©Did You Know You Cannot Just Remove a Bird Nest?©
These bird nest photographs were taken in the Inland Empire in CA.
While looking up some info on removing bird nests I came across some interesting Federal laws. Did you know that you cannot just remove most bird nests? I didn't so I “Googled” Bird Nests and come up with some interesting reading.
The Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 prohibits the trapping, possession, or killing of most birds, their eggs and nests, without a permit.
Many people do not know that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to disturb the nest any native bird without a permit.
It is illegal to disturb an active nest, even if it is in an inconvenient location without a permit from the U.S. FWS and sometimes from the State also. Permits are seldom granted.
Typically there are state and sometimes county regulations in place as well.
The only birds not protected in the US; Sparrows, Pigeons, and Starlings by state or federal law. However, local ordinances may protect these birds.
Be sure to check with local authorities before attempting control.Some birds' nests can be removed, but only if they are causing a threat to health and safety.
This cute little bird is hard to see but it makes its nest on the palm frawns.
If a bird’s nest is in immediate jeopardy, you can move the nest and put it into a box. Try to place it near the original location so the adult birds can find the nest and the eggs.
Close up the box but put a hole on the sides so the adult birds can enter the box. Make sure to protect the nests from predators.
I have a sparrow on my front porch and it comes at night and leaves early in the morning. Once in a while I see a flash when I open the front door. He did not build a nest there but just sleeps on the ledge. One day I will get lucky and get a photo. I will have to sneak up from the backyard.
I found this picture and it is so cute....
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