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Birds Legal to Mount?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by RichMO, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    I was just curious on if there is a list of birds covered under the Federal Law...and there is. At several shows I have noticed birds like "starlings" and "cowbirds" that I heard didn't require a permit but yet are on the list of Federal Migratory birds. So the question is "Is there any birds that are legal to mount with out a Federal Permit? If anyone has a list or knows where I can find that list...thank you... Rich
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    A permits is required to mount protected migratory birds but those you stated are unprotected.
     
  4. kojak

    kojak Active Member

    Hi Rich,

    You could email the U.S fish and wildlife sevice, migratory bird division, at [email protected] and they should be able to help you out . Or you can call 612-713-5436.
    Hope this helps you,
    Leroy
     
  5. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    § 10.13 50 CFR Ch. I (10–1–00 Edition) is where I found the list of so called protected birds. I had heard that they are not protected but they show up on this list... would be nice to find a list of birds that are not protected... I agree Chickens...LOL
     
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    In the Oregon ODFW reg book says all birds except, starling, house sparrow, Eurasian collared-dove, and rock pigeon are protected by federal and/or state laws.
     
  7. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Cowbirds are native and are protected. Starlings, house sparrows and pigeons are not protected. Mute swans are not normally protected but some states might. 'Not sure.
    Domestic (pet) birds are legal to mount without a permit, although some of them are threatened in the wild and may not be legal to sell across state lines. ('Best to check.)
    Domestic poultry are always legal.
     
  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    My dumb state protects mute swans. They list them as an invasive species but protected because they are a Cygnus species. Now it it looked like a copy they wouldn’t care if you shot them. It’s laws based on emotions and not science. Cute animals get protected first.
     
  9. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Be sure and check your state’s laws. The federal law on blackbirds and crows states you can shoot them even if they are about to do damage to trees or crops. My state says no.
    Are you wanting to mount some birds commercially or personally?
     
  10. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    I've had a federal license for over 10 years but noticed a bird at a show that surprised me so I went to the Fed. guidelines and it showed the bird on the list...don't know if they had the proper paper work or not and I didn't ask... i.e. Starling: Ashy, Sturnus cineraceus Violet-backed, Sturnus philippensis are on the list but there are those that say they are legal to mount with out a federal permit.....
     
  11. LarryL

    LarryL Member

    You can mount them for yourself without the permit, it is only needed if you do them for others. https://www.fws.gov/forms/3-200-8.pdf

    Larry
     
  12. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    On another note, the Federal Permit is really unfair. $100 for 5 years. I think there would be more applicants if the fee was $25 annually. $100 for a permit is a bit much for a beginner to pay, IMO.