[Tweeters] Fw: FYI: Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) listings and delistings

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Tue Dec 18 16:46:30 PST 2018


Tweeters,

I received the message below (I cut out some names, etc.) from some folks I work with at JBLM - some of you might be interested in it.


May all your birds be identified,

Denis


Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: USARMY ID-READINESS (USA)
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 11:14 AM

REVISED LIST OF MIGRATORY BIRDS. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is
proposing to revise the list of migratory birds protected by the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by both adding and removing species (83 FR 61288
<https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-28/html/2018-25634.htm> ).
Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2018) - gpo.gov<https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-28/html/2018-25634.htm>
www.gpo.gov
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)] [Proposed Rules] [Pages 61288-61307] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2018-25634] [[Page 61287]] Vol. 83 Wednesday, No. 229 November 28, 2018 Part IV Department of the Interior ----- Fish and Wildlife Service ----- 50 CFR Part 10 General Provisions; Revised ...


Revisions include adding species based on new taxonomy and new evidence of
natural occurrence in the U.S. or U.S. territories, removing species no
longer known to occur within the U.S. or U.S. territories, and changing
names to conform to accepted use. The net increase of 59 species (66 added
and seven removed) would bring the total number of species protected by the
MBTA to 1,085. See the Federal Register notice for the full list. Comments
are due by 28 JAN 19.

DRAFT LIST OF BIRD SPECIES TO WHICH MBTA DOES NOT APPLY. FWS has published a
draft list of the non-native bird species introduced into the U.S. or U.S.
territories solely as a result of intentional or unintentional
human-assisted introductions, and to which the MBTA does not apply (83 FR
61161 <https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-28/html/2018-25631.htm> ).
The Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act of 2004 amends the MBTA by stating that
the MBTA applies only to migratory bird species that are native to the U.S.
or U.S. territories. The list, containing 120 species in 27 families, is an
update to the list published in 2005. See the Federal Register notice for
the full list. Comments are due by 28 JAN 19.

In my quick glance, I didn't notice any species being delisted that occur on
JBLM. There is another battle going on between some states and the DOI
regarding the interpretation of the Act, but that is not addressed in these
proposals.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500





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