Excellent Carla!!
I too was trained by Carla. She is the best. I still turn to her even tho she lives far from me.
Thanks for setting everyone straight on the Owl nest, Carla.
 
Joyce Rosson
Holt, Mo.
Bird rehabber 14 years through Lakeside Nature Center
 
> Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:17:14 -0600
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> Subject: GHO nest in TG Park
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> RE: laws covering nesting native birds
>
> I would like to draw a distinction between the ABA ethics and the Migratory
> Bird Treaty Laws. The "ethics" are suggestions of respectful behaviors
> conducted in the pursuit of the pastime of birdwatching. The Migratory Bird
> Treaty Laws are laws, backed up by Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations,
> enforced by US Fish and Wildlife Agents and managed by District Offices
> located in various parts of the US. Our district office is in Minnesota. One of
> the sections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Law is that it is illegal to disturb the
> nest of any native bird species.
> In the pursuit of gaining data on the nesting habits of GHO in Missouri, the
> process is to present your project to Minnesota. Usually, this submission is
> done through a university that is sponsoring the studies of the researcher.
> The web sites that were listed in Marge's e-mail are a good review of what our
> legal responsibilities are as we go birding. Birders come upon many different
> situations involving the actvities of birds. With the breeding season coming
> up, as birds become more visible, it is always a good idea to go back over
> these laws. I always keep in mind that these laws are there to protect the
> birds, which they do. They present me with a parameter in which I can enjoy
> birding, but not disturb the birds.
>
> Carla Bascom
> Permit holder Lakeside Nature Center
> USFWS Rehabilitation, Possession, and Salvage Permits
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