[Tweeters] Reporting violations of migratory bird act?

J Christian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 13:55:43 PDT 2021

Rock Pigeon & European Starling are introduced species, and so not covered
at all by the Migratory Bird Treaty or Act. Crows and Ravens are treated
differently than other passerines, as they were (and in places still are)
considered agricultural pests. One can shoot both in Washington, with a
specific permit. Otherwise I don't know the details of what is permitted
and what is not, but the WDFA site lists crow hunting season as Sept. 1 to
Dec. 31.

Chris Kessler

On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 1:34 PM Max Warner <maxcamf4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Seems to me I read somewhere that three birds, crow, starling, and rock

> dove are considered non-migratory ( and in some areas , pests)

> and thus are not covered by the Migratory Bird Act. Is this correct?


> Thanks.


> Max Warner Tacoma


> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:15 PM Jill Freidberg <jill.freidberg at gmail.com>

> wrote:


>> I’m wondering if anyone knows how to report local violations of the

>> migratory bird act. A construction project in Pioneer Square was notified,

>> more than once, that crows had built a nest in their construction elevator.

>> Today, they ran the elevator through the nest, destroying it.


>> I know it’s “just crows.” But if they care that little, what other

>> environmental protections are they willing to violate on other projects,

>> when they think no one is looking? Cutting down protected trees, improperly

>> disposing of waste water? What if it had been a Peregrine nest instead of a

>> crows nest? Holding people accountable for small transgressions is one way

>> to prevent the cumulative impacts of repeated violations.


>> Thanks

>> Jill



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