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Bird "plinking" fyi

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Unread 03-14-2006, 11:17 AM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

I was not responding to any particular person or situation, but I have seen several postings on various boards in the last couple of weeks, so it was just an fyi to help people avoid problems which might have more severe consequences than they could ever dream. As for crows, they are on the list of "migratory species" as defined by the federal regulations. The government can provide for waivers for listed species under certain circumstances and they may have for certain areas or even whole states, so I am not saying there is a problem, just double check with your state agency that regulates hunting to avoid any issues. I am not opinining on the laws of any particular state other than just trying to raise awareness. The groups that seems to get folks into trouble most are illegal dove and duck hunting, followed by shooting raptors - hawks, owls, eagles, and osprey. Just leave the raptors alone. The basic rule is that everything on the list is protected and may not be killed unless specific permission is given which is how the listed gamebirds are handled. The feds give authority to hunt those under specific grants of permission consistent with federal and state regulations. One point of legal history that everyone might find of interest. Wildlife historically was viewed as belonging to the king and only he could grant the authority to take game belonging to the Crown. Thus evolved the concept of paying a fee for a license to take game. In the U.S., the concept continues with the wildlife belonging to the public state instead of the Crown, but thus the concept of a hunting license continues on. We pay the public state for the permission to take public game. Hunting is a privilege granted to a citizen, not a right.

For everyone's convenience, I am attaching the list of migratory species protected by the Migratory Bird Act.

50 C.F.R. 10.13

Code of Federal Regulations Currentness

Title 50. Wildlife and Fisheries

Chapter I. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

Subchapter B. Taking, Possession, Transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants

Part 10. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

Subpart B. Definitions

10.13 List of Migratory Birds.

The following is a list of all species of migratory birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711) and subject to the regulations on migratory birds contained in this Subchapter B of Title 50 CFR. The species listed are those protected by the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds, August 16, 1916, United States-Great Britain (on behalf of Canada), 39 Stat. 1702, T.S. No. 628; the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds and Game Mammals, February 7, 1936, United States-Mexico, 50 Stat. 1311, T.S. No. 912; the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds and Birds in Danger of Extinction, and Their Environment, March 4, 1972, United States-Japan, 25 U.S.T. 3329, T.I.A.S. No. 7990; and the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Birds and Their Environment, United States-U.S.S.R., November 26, 1976, 92 Stat. 3110, T.I.A.S. 9073, 16 U.S.C. 703, 712. The species are listed two ways. In the first part of the List species are arranged alphabetically by English (common) name groups, with the scientific name following the English (common) name. All species of ducks are listed together under the heading "Ducks". In the second part of the List, species are listed by scientific name arranged in taxonomic order. Taxonomy and nomenclature follows the American Ornithologists' Union's Check-list of North American Birds (6th Edition, 1983).

I. Alphabetical Listing

Accentor, Siberian, Prunella montanella

Black-footed, Diomedea nigripes
Laysan, Diomedea immutabilis
Short-tailed, Diomedea albatrus
Yellow-nosed, Diomedea chlororhynchos

Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga

Groove-billed, Crotophaga sulcirostris
Smooth-billed, Crotophaga ani

Cassin's, Ptychoramphus aleuticus
Crested, Aethia cristatella
Least, Aethia pusilla
Parakeet, Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
Rhinoceros, Cerorhinca monocerata
Whiskered, Aethia pygmaea

Avocet, American, Recurvirostra americana

Barn-Owl, Common, Tyto alba

Beardless-Tyrannulet, Northern, Camptostoma imberbe

Becard, Rose-throated, Pachyramphus aglaiae

American, Botaurus lentiginosus
Chinese, Ixobrychus sinensis
Least, Ixobrychus exilis
Schrenk's, Ixobrychus eurhythmus

Black-Hawk, Common, Buteogallus anthracinus

Brewer's, Euphagus cyanocephalus
Red-winged, Agelaius phoeniceus
Rusty, Euphagus carolinus
Tawny-shouldered, Agelaius humeralis
Tricolored, Agelaius tricolor
Yellow-headed, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Yellow-shouldered, Agelaius xanthomus

Eastern, Sialia sialis
Mountain, Sialia currucoides
Western, Sialia mexicana
Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica

Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Blue-footed, Sula nebouxii
Brown, Sula leucogaster
Masked, Sula dactylatra
Red-footed, Sula sula

Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla

Brant, Branta bernicla

Bufflehead (see DUCKS)

Eurasian, Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Puerto Rican, Loxigilla portoricensis

Indigo, Passerina cyanea
Lark, Calamospiza melanocorys
Lazuli, Passerina amoena
McKay's, Plectrophenax hyperboreus
Painted, Passerina ciris
Reed (see Reed-Bunting)
Rustic, Emberiza rustica
Snow, Plectrophenax nivalis
Varied, Passerina versicolor

Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus

Canvasback (see DUCKS)

Caracara, Crested, Polyborus plancus

Cardinal, Northern, Cardinalis cardinalis

Carib, Green-throated, Eulampis holosericeus

Catbird, Gray, Dumetella carolinensis

Chat, Yellow-breasted, Icteria virens

Chickadee (see Tit):
Black-capped, Parus atricapillus
Boreal, Parus hudsonicus
Carolina, Parus carolinensis
Chestnut-backed, Parus rufescens
Mexican, Parus sclateri
Mountain, Parus gambeli

Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis

Condor, California, Gymnogyps californianus

American, Fulica americana
Caribbean, Fulica caribaea
Eurasian, Fulica atra
Brandt's, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Double-crested, Phalacrocorax auritus
Great, Phalacrocorax carbo
Olivaceous, Phalacrocorax olivaceus
Pelagic, Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Red-faced, Phalacrocorax urile

Bronzed, Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed, Molothrus ater
Shiny, Molothrus bonariensis

Corn, Crex crex
Yellow-breasted, Porzana flaviventer

Common, Grus grus
Sandhill, Grus canadensis
Whooping, Grus americana

Creeper, Brown, Certhia americana

Red, Loxia curvirostra
White-winged, Loxia leucoptera

American, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish, Corvus ossifragus
Hawaiian, Corvus hawaiiensis
Mexican, Corvus imparatus
Northwestern, Corvus caurinus
White-necked, Corvus leucognaphalus

Black-billed, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Common, Cuculus canorus
Hawk (see Hawk-Cuckoo)
Lizard (see Lizard-Cuckoo)
Mangrove, Coccyzus minor
Oriental, Cuculus saturatus
Yellow-billed, Coccyzus americanus

Curlew (see Whimbrel):
Bristle-thighed, Numenius tahitiensis
Eskimo, Numenius borealis
Far Eastern, Numenius madagascariensis
Least, Numenius minutus
Long-billed, Numenius americanus

Dickcissel, Spiza americana

Dipper, American, Cinclus mexicanus

Dotterel, Eurasian, Charadrius morinellus

Ground (see Ground-Dove)
Inca, Columbina inca
Mourning, Zenaida macroura
Quail (see Quail-Dove)
White-tipped, Leptotila verreauxi
White-winged, Zenaida asiatica
Zenaida, Zenaida aurita

Dovekie, Alle alle

Long-billed, Limnodromus scolopaceus
Short-billed, Limnodromus griseus

American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
Canvasback, Aythya valisineria

Common, Somateria mollissima
King, Somateria spectabilis
Spectacled, Somateria fischeri
Steller's, Polysticta stelleri

Gadwall, Anas strepera

Garganey, Anas querquedula

Barrow's, Bucephala islandica
Common, Bucephala clangula
Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
Hawaiian Duck, Anas wyvilliana
Laysan Duck, Anas laysanensis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Masked Duck, Oxyura dominica

Common, Mergus merganser
Hooded, Lophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted, Mergus serrator
Mottled Duck, Anas fulvigula
Oldsquaw, Clangula hyemalis

Northern, Anas acuta
White-cheeked, Anas bahamensis

Baer's, Aythya baeri
Common, Aythya ferina
Redhead, Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis

Greater, Aythya marila
Lesser, Aythya affinis

Black, Melanitta nigra
Surf, Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged, Melanitta fusca
Shoveler, Northern, Anas clypeata
Smew, Mergellus albellus

Baikal, Anas formosa
Blue-winged, Anas discors
Cinnamon, Anas cyanoptera
Falcated, Anas falcata
Green-winged, Anas crecca
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

Black-bellied, Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous, Dendrocygna bicolor
West Indian, Dendrocygna arborea

American, Anas americana
Eurasian, Anas penelope
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
End of Ducks

Dunlin, Calidris alpina

Bald, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Golden, Aquila chrysaetos
Sea (see Sea-Eagle)
White-tailed, Haliaeetus albicilla

Cattle, Bubulcus ibis
Chinese, Egretta eulophotes
Great, Casmerodius albus
Plumed, Egretta intermedia
Reddish, Egretta rufescens
Snowy, Egretta thula

Eider (see DUCKS)

Elaenia, Caribbean, Elaenia martinica

Emerald, Puerto Rican, Chlorostilbon maugaeus

Euphonia, Antillean, Euphonia musica

Aplomado, Falco femoralis
Peregrine, Falco peregrinus
Prairie, Falco mexicanus

Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris

Cassin's, Carpodacus cassinii
House, Carpodacus mexicanus
Purple, Carpodacus purpureus
Rosy, Leucosticte arctoa
Flamingo, Greater, Phoenicopterus ruber
Flicker, Northern, Colaptes auratus

Acadian, Empidonax virescens
Alder, Empidonax alnorum
Ash-throated, Myiarchus cinerascens
Brown-crested, Myiarchus tyrannulus
Buff-breasted, Empidonax fulvifrons
Dusky, Empidonax oberholseri
Dusky-capped, Myiarchus tuberculifer
Fork-tailed, Tyrannus savana
Gray, Empidonax wrightii
Gray-spotted, Muscicapa griseisticta
Great Crested, Myiarchus crinitus
Hammond's, Empidonax hammondii
Least, Empidonax minimus
Narcissus, Muscicapa narcissina
Nutting's, Myiarchus nuttingi
Olive-sided, Contopus borealis
Puerto Rican, Myiarchus antillarum
Scissor-tailed, Tyrannus forficatus
Sulphur-bellied, Myiodynastes luteiventris
Vermilion, Pyrocephalus rubinus
Western, Empidonax difficilis
Willow, Empidonax traillii
Yellow-bellied, Empidonax flaviventris

Great, Fregata minor
Magnificent, Fregata magnificens
Lesser, Fregata ariel
Fulmar, Northern, Fulmarus glacialis

Gadwall (see DUCKS)

Gallinule, Purple, Porphyrula martinica

Gannet, Northern, Sula bassanus

Garganey (see DUCKS)

Black-capped, Polioptila nigriceps
Black-tailed, Polioptila melanura
Blue-gray, Polioptila caerulea

Bar-tailed, Limosa lapponica
Black-tailed, Limosa limosa
Hudsonian, Limosa haemastica
Marbled, Limosa fedoa

Golden-Plover, Lesser, Pluvialis dominica

Goldeneye (see DUCKS)

American, Carduelis tristis
Lawrence's, Carduelis lawrencei
Lesser, Carduelis psaltria

Barnacle, Branta leucopsis
Bean, Anser fabalis
Canada, Branta canadensis
Emperor, Chen canagica
Greater White-fronted, Anser albifrons
Hawaiian, Nesochen sandvicensis
Ross', Chen rossii
Snow, Chen caerulescens

Goshawk, Northern, Accipiter gentilis

Boat-tailed, Quiscalus major
Common, Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed, Quiscalus mexicanus
Greater Antillean, Quiscalus niger

Grasshopper-Warbler, Middendorff's, Locustella ochotensis

Black-faced, Tiaris bicolor
Yellow-faced, Tiaris olivacea

Eared, Podiceps nigricollis
Horned, Podiceps auritus
Least, Tachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed, Podilymbus podiceps
Red-necked, Podiceps grisegena
Western, Aechmophorus occidentalis

Greenfinch, Oriental, Carduelis sinica

Greenshank, Common, Tringa nebularia

Black-headed, Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue, Guiraca caerulea
Crimson-collared, Rhodothraupis celaeno
Evening, Coccothraustes vespertinus
Pine, Pinicola enucleator
Rose-breasted, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Yellow, Pheucticus chrysopeplus

Common, Columbina passerina
Ruddy, Columbina talpacoti

Black, Cepphus grylle
Pigeon, Cepphus columba

Bonaparte's, Larus philadelphia
California, Larus californicus
Common Black-headed, Larus ridibundus
Franklin's, Larus pipixcan
Glaucous, Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous-winged, Larus glaucescens
Great Black-backed, Larus marinus
Heermann's, Larus heermanni
Herring, Larus argentatus
Iceland, Larus glaucoides
Ivory, Pagophila eburnea
Laughing, Larus atricilla
Lesser Black-backed, Larus fuscus
Little, Larus minutus
Mew, Larus canus
Ring-billed, Larus delawarensis
Ross', Rhodostethia rosea
Sabine's, Xema sabini
Slaty-backed, Larus schistisagus
Thayer's, Larus thayeri
Western, Larus occidentalis
Yellow-footed, Larus livens

Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus

Harrier, Northern, Circus cyaneus

Hawfinch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Asiatic Sparrow, Accipiter gularis
Black (see Black-Hawk)
Broad-winged, Buteo platypterus
Cooper's, Accipiter cooperii
Ferruginous, Buteo regalis
Gray, Buteo nitidus
Harris', Parabuteo unicinctus
Hawaiian, Buteo solitarius
Red-shouldered, Buteo lineatus
Red-tailed, Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged, Buteo lagopus
Sharp-shinned, Accipiter striatus
Short-tailed, Buteo brachyurus
Swainson's, Buteo swainsoni
White-tailed, Buteo albicaudatus
Zone-tailed, Buteo albonotatus

Hawk-Cuckoo, Hodgson's, Cuculus fugax

Hawk-Owl, Northern, Surnia ulula

Great Blue, Ardea herodias
Green-backed, Butorides striatus
Little Blue, Egretta caerulea
Night (see Night-Heron)
Pacific Reef, Egretta sacra
Tricolored, Egretta tricolor

Hoopoe, Upupa epops

House-Martin, Common, Delichon urbica

Hummingbird (see Carib, Emerald, Mango, Starthroat, Woodstar, Violet-ear):
Allen's, Selasphorus sasin
Anna's, Calypte anna
Antillean Crested, Orthorhynchus cristatus
Berylline, Amazilia beryllina
Black-chinned, Archilochus alexandri
Blue-throated, Lampornis clemenciae
Broad-billed, Cynanthus latirostris
Broad-tailed, Selasphorus platycercus
Buff-bellied, Amazilia yucatanensis
Calliope, Stellula calliope
Costa's, Calypte costae
Lucifer, Calothorax lucifer
Magnificent, Eugenes fulgens
Ruby-throated, Archilochus colubris
Rufous, Selasphorus rufus
Violet-crowned, Amazilia violiceps
White-eared, Hylocharis leucotis

Glossy, Plegadis falcinellus
Scarlet, Eudocimus ruber
White, Eudocimus albus
White-faced, Plegadis chihi

Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria

Jacana, Northern, Jacana spinosa

Long-tailed, Stercorarius longicaudus
Parasitic, Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine, Stercorarius pomarinus

Blue, Cyanocitta cristata
Brown, Cyanocorax morio
Gray, Perisoreus canadensis
Gray-breasted, Aphelocoma ultramarina
Green, Cyanocorax yncas
Pinyon, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Scrub, Aphelocoma coerulescens
Steller's, Cyanocitta stelleri

Dark-eyed, Junco hyemalis
Yellow-eyed, Junco phaeonotus

American, Falco sparverius
Eurasian, Falco tinnunculus

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus

Cassin's, Tyrannus vociferans
Couch's, Tyrannus couchii
Eastern, Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray, Tyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead, Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Thick-billed, Tyrannus crassirostris
Tropical, Tyrannus melancholicus
Western, Tyrannus verticalis

Belted, Ceryle alcyon
Green, Chloroceryle americana
Ringed, Cyeryle torquata

Golden-crowned, Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned, Regulus calendula
Kiskadee, Great, Pitangus sulphuratus

American Swallow-tailed, Elanoides forficatus
Black, Milvus migrans
Black-shouldered, Elanus caeruleus
Hook-billed, Chondrohierax uncinatus
Mississippi, Ictinia mississippiensis
Snail, Rostrhamus sociabilis

Black-legged, Larus tridactyla
Red-legged, Larus brevirostris

Great, Calidris tenuirostris
Red, Calidris canutus
Lapwing, Northern, Vanellus vanellus
Lark, Horned, Eremophila alpestris
Limpkin, Aramus guarauna
Lizard-Cuckoo, Puerto Rican, Saurothera vieilloti

Chestnut-collared, Calcarius ornatus
Lapland, Calcarius lapponicus
McCown's, Calcarius mccownii
Smith's, Calcarius pictus

Arctic, Gavia arctica
Common, Gavia immer
Red-throated, Gavia stellata
Yellow-billed, Gavia adamsii

Black-billed, Pica pica
Yellow-billed, Pica nuttalli
Mallard (see DUCKS)

Antillean, Anthracothorax dominicus
Green, Anthracothorax viridis

Caribbean, Progne dominicensis
Cuban, Progne cryptoleuca
Gray-breasted, Progne chalybea
House (see House-Martin)
Purple, Progne subis

Eastern, Sturnella magna
Western, Sturnella neglecta
Merganser (see DUCKS)
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Mockingbird, Northern, Mimus polyglottos
Moorhen, Common, Gallinula chloropus

Common, Uria aalge
Thick-billed, Uria lomvia

Ancient, Synthliboramphus antiquus
Craveri's, Synthliboramphus craveri
Kittlitz's, Brachyramphus brevirostris
Marbled, Brachyramphus marmoratus
Xantus', Synthliboramphus hypoleucus
Needletail, White-throated, Hirundapus caudacutus

Black-crowned, Nycticorax nycticorax
Japanese, Nycticorax goisagi
Malay, Nycticorax melanolophus
Yellow-crowned, Nycticorax violaceus

Antillean, Chordeiles gundlachii
Common, Chordeiles minor
Lesser, Chordeiles acutipennis

Buff-collared, Caprimulgus ridgwayi
Jungle, Caprimulgus indicus
Puerto Rican, Caprimulgus noctitherus

Black, Anous minutus
Blue-gray, Procelsterna cerulea
Brown, Anous stolidus
Lesser, Anous tenuirostris
Nutcracker, Clark's, Nucifraga columbiana

Brown-headed, Sitta pusilla
Pygmy, Sitta pygmaea
Red-breasted, Sitta canadensis
White-breasted, Sitta carolinensis
Oldsquaw (see DUCKS)

Altamira, Icterus gularis
Audubon's, Icterus graduacauda
Black-cowled, Icterus dominicensis
Black-vented, Icterus wagleri
Hooded, Icterus cucullatus
Northern, Icterus galbula
Orchard, Icterus spurius
Scott's, Icterus parisorum
Streak-backed, Icterus pustulatus

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapillus

Barn (see Barn-Owl)
Barred, Strix varia
Boreal, Aegolius funereus
Burrowing, Athene cunicularia
Elf, Micrathene whitneyi
Flammulated, Otus flammeolus
Great Gray, Strix nebulosa
Great Horned, Bubo virginianus
Hawk (see Hawk-Owl)
Long-eared, Asio otus
Pygmy (see Pygmy-Owl)
Saw-whet (see Saw-Whet Owl)
Screech (see Screech-Owl)
Short-eared, Asio flammeus
Snowy, Nyctea scandiaca
Spotted, Strix occidentalis

American, Haematopus palliatus
Black, Haematopus bachmani

Northern, Parula americana
Tropical, Parula pitiayumi
Pauraque, Common, Nyctidromus albicollis

American White, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown, Pelecanus occidentalis

Black-capped, Pterodroma hasitata
Bonin, Pterodroma hypoleuca
Bulwer's, Bulweria bulwerii
Cook's, Pterodroma cookii
Dark-rumped, Pterodroma phaeopygia
Herald, Pterodroma arminjoniana
Kermadec, Pterodroma neglecta
Mottled, Pterodroma inexpectata
Murphy's, Pterodroma ultima
Storm (see Storm-Petrel)
White-necked, Pterodroma externa

Greater, Contopus pertinax
Lesser Antillean, Contopus latirostris
Wood (see Wood-Pewee)
Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens

Red, Phalaropus fulicaria
Red-necked, Phalaropus lobatus
Wilson's, Phalaropus tricolor

Black, Sayornis nigricans
Eastern, Sayornis phoebe
Say's, Sayornis saya

Band-tailed, Columba fasciata
Plain, Columba inornata
Red-billed, Columba flavirostris
Scaly-naped, Columba squamosa
White-crowned, Columba leucocephala
Pintail (see DUCKS)

Pechora, Anthus gustavi
Red-throated, Anthus cervinus
Sprague's, Anthus spragueii
Tree (see Tree-Pipit)
Water, Anthus spinoletta

Black-bellied, Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed, Charadrius hiaticula
Golden (see Golden-Plover)
Great Sand, Charadrius leschenaultii
Little Ringed, Charadrius dubius
Mongolian, Charadrius mongolus
Mountain, Charadrius montanus
Piping, Charadrius melodus
Semipalmated, Charadrius semipalmatus
Snowy, Charadrius alexandrinus
Wilson's, Charadrius wilsonia

Pochard (see DUCKS)

Poorwill, Common, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii

Atlantic, Fratercula arctica
Horned, Fratercula corniculata
Tufted, Fratercula cirrhata

Ferruginous, Glaucidium brasilianum
Northern, Glaucidium gnoma
Pyrrhuloxia, Cardinalis sinuatus

Bridled, Geotrygon mystacea
Key West, Geotrygon chrysia
Ruddy, Geotrygon montana

Black, Laterallus jamaicensis
Clapper, Rallus longirostris
King, Rallus elegans
Sora (see Sora)
Virginia, Rallus limicola
Yellow, Coturnicops noveboracensis

Chihuahuan, Corvus cryptoleucus
Common, Corvus corax

Razorbill, Alca torda

Redhead (see DUCKS)

Common, Carduelis flammea
Hoary, Carduelis hornemanni
Redshank, Spotted, Tringa erythropus

American, Setophaga ruticilla
Painted, Myioborus pictus
Slaty-throated, Myioborus miniatus

Common, Emberiza schoeniculus
Pallas', Emberiza pallasi
Roadrunner, Greater, Geococcyx californianus

American, Turdus migratorius
Clay-colored, Turdus grayi
Rufous-backed, Turdus rufopalliatus
Rosefinch, Common, Carpodacus erythrinus
Rough-winged Swallow, Northern, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Rubythroat, Siberian, Luscinia calliope
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
Sanderling, Calidris alba

Baird's, Calidris bairdii
Broad-billed, Limicola falcinellus
Buff-breasted, Tryngites subruficollis
Common, Actitis hypoleucos
Curlew, Calidris ferruginea
Least, Calidris minutilla
Marsh, Tringa stagnatilis
Pectoral, Calidris melanotos
Purple, Calidris maritima
Rock, Calidris ptilocnemis
Semipalmated, Calidris pusilla
Sharp-tailed, Calidris acuminata
Solitary, Tringa solitaria
Spoonbill, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Spotted, Actitis macularia
Stilt, Calidris himantopus
Terek, Xenus cinereus
Upland, Bartramia longicauda
Western, Calidris mauri
White-rumped, Calidris fuscicollis
Wood, Tringa glareola

Red-breasted, Sphyrapicus ruber
Williamson's, Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied, Sphyrapicus varius

Saw-whet Owl, Northern, Aegolius acadicus

Scaup (see DUCKS)

Scoter (see DUCKS)

Eastern, Otus asio
Puerto Rican, Otus nudipes
Western, Otus kennicottii
Whiskered, Otus trichopsis

Sea-Eagle, Steller's, Haliaeetus pelagicus

Seedeater, White-collared, Sporophila torqueola

Audubon's, Puffinus lherminieri
Black-vented, Puffinus opisthomelas
Buller's, Puffinus bulleri
Christmas, Puffinus nativitatus
Cory's, Calonectris diomedea
Flesh-footed, Puffinus carneipes
Greater, Puffinus gravis
Little, Puffinus assimilis
Manx, Puffinus puffinus
Pink-footed, Puffinus creatopus
Short-tailed, Puffinus tenuirostris
Sooty, Puffinus griseus
Townsend's, Puffinus auricularis
Wedge-tailed, Puffinus pacificus
Shoveler (see DUCKS)

Loggerhead, Lanius ludovicianus
Northern, Lanius excubitor
Siskin, Pine, Carduelis pinus
Skimmer, Black, Rhynchops niger

Great, Catharacta skua
South Polar, Catharacta maccormicki
Skylark, Eurasian, Alauda arvensis
Smew (see DUCKS)

Common, Gallinago gallinago
Jack, Lymnocryptes minimus
Pin-tailed, Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe's, Gallinago megala

Solitaire, Townsend's, Myadestes townsendi

Sora, Porzana carolina

American Tree, Spizella arborea
Bachman's, Aimophila aestivalis
Baird's, Ammodramus bairdii
Black-chinned, Spizella atrogularis
Black-throated, Amphispiza bilineata
Botteri's, Aimophila botterii
Brewer's, Spizella breweri
Cassin's, Aimophila cassinii
Chipping, Spizella passerina
Clay-colored, Spizella pallida
Field, Spizella pusilla
Five-striped, Amphispiza quinquestriata
Fox, Passerella iliaca
Golden-crowned, Zonotrichia atricapilla
Grasshopper, Ammodramus savannarum
Harris', Zonotrichia querula
Henslow's, Ammodramus henslowii
Lark, Chondestes grammacus
Le Conte's, Ammodramus leconteii
Lincoln's, Melospiza lincolnii
Olive, Arremenops rufivirgatus
Rufous-crowned, Aimophila ruificeps
Rufous-winged, Aimophila carpalis
Sage, Amphispiza belli
Savannah, Passerculus sandwichensis
Seaside, Ammodramus maritimus
Sharp-tailed, Ammodramus caudacutus
Song, Melospiza melodia
Swamp, Melospiza georgiana
Vesper, Pooecetes gramineus
White-crowned, Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-throated, Zonotrichia albicollis
Worthen's, Spizella wortheni

Spoonbill, Roseate, Ajaia ajaja

Ashy, Sturnus cineraceus
Violet-backed, Sturnus philippensis
Starthroat, Plain-capped, Heliomaster constantii,
Stilt, Black-necked, Himantopus mexicanus

Little, Calidris minuta
Long-toed, Calidris subminuta
Rufous-necked, Calidris ruficollis
Temminck's, Calidris temminckii
Stork, Wood, Mycteria americana

Ashy, Oceanodroma homochroa
Band-rumped, Oceanodroma castro
Black, Oceanodroma melania
Fork-tailed, Oceanodroma furcata
Leach's, Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Least, Oceanodroma microsoma
Sooty, Oceanodroma tristrami
Wedge-rumped, Oceanodroma tethys
White-faced, Pelagadroma marina
Wilson's, Oceanites oceanicus

Surfbird, Aphriza virgata

Bahama, Tachycineta cyaneoviridis
Bank, Riparia riparia
Barn, Hirundo rustica
Cave, Hirundo fulva
Cliff, Hirundo pyrrhonota
Rough-winged (see Rough-winged Swallow)
Tree, Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green, Tachycineta thalassina

Trumpeter, Cygnus buccinator
Tundra, Cygnus columbianus
Whooper, Cygnus cygnus

Antillean Palm, Tachornis pheonicobia
Black, Cypseloides niger
Chimney, Chaetura pelagica
Common, Apus apus
Fork-tailed, Apus pacificus
Needle-tailed (see Needletail)
Vaux's, Chaetura vauxi
White-collared, Streptoprocne zonaris
White-throated, Aeronautes saxatalis

Hepatic, Piranga flava
Puerto Rican, Neospingus speculiferus
Scarlet, Piranga olivacea
Stripe-headed, Spindalis zena
Summer, Piranga rubra
Western, Piranga ludoviciana

Gray-tailed, Heteroscelus brevipes
Wandering, Heteroscelus incanus

Teal (see DUCKS)

Aleutian, Sterna aleutica
Arctic, Sterna paradisaea
Black, Chlidonias niger
Black-naped, Sterna sumatrana
Bridled, Sterna anaethetus
Caspian, Sterna caspia
Common, Sterna hirundo
Elegant, Sterna elegans
Forster's, Sterna forsteri
Gray-backed, Sterna lunata
Gull-billed, Sterna nilotica
Least, Sterna antillarum
Little, Sterna albifrons
Roseate, Sterna dougallii
Royal, Sterna maxima
Sandwich, Sterna sandvicensis
Sooty, Sterna fuscata
White, Gygis alba
White-winged, Chlidonias leucopterus

Bendire's, Toxostoma bendirei
Brown, Toxostoma rufum
California, Toxostoma redivivum
Crissal, Toxostoma crissale
Curve-billed, Toxostoma curvirostre
Le Conte's, Toxostoma lecontei
Long-billed, Toxostoma longirostre
Pearly-eyed, Margarops fuscatus
Sage, Oreoscoptes montanus

Aztec, Ridgwayia pinicola
Blue Rock, Monticola solitarius
Dusky, Turdus naumanni
Eye-browed, Turdus obscurus
Gray-cheeked, Catharus minimus
Hawaiian, Phaeornis obscurus
Hermit, Catharus guttatus
Red-legged, Turdus plumbeus
Small Kauai, Phaeornis palmeri
Swainson's, Catharus ustulatus
Varied, Ixoreus naevius
Wood, Hylocichla minima

Tit, Siberian, Parus cinctus

Bridled, Parus wollweberi
Plain, Parus inornatus
Tufted, Parus bicolor

Abert's, Pipilo aberti
Brown, Pipilo fuscus
Green-tailed, Pipilo chlorurus
Rufous-sided, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Tree-Pipit, Olive, Anthus hodgsoni

Eared, Euptilotus neoxenus
Elegant, Trogon elegans

Red-billed, Phaethon aethereus
Red-tailed, Phaethon rubricauda
White-tailed, Phaethon lepturus

Black, Arenaria melanocephala
Ruddy, Arenaria interpres
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps
Violet-Ear, Green, Colibri thalassinus

Bell's, Vireo bellii
Black-capped, Vireo atricapillus
Black-whiskered, Vireo altiloquus
Gray, Vireo vicinior
Hutton's, Vireo huttoni
Philadelphia, Vireo philadelphicus
Puerto Rican, Vireo latimeri
Red-eyed, Vireo olivaceus
Solitary, Vireo solitarius
Warbling, Vireo gilvus
White-eyed, Vireo griseus
Yellow-throated, Vireo flavifrons

Black, Coragyps atratus
Turkey, Cathartes aura
Black-backed, Motacilla lugens
Gray, Motacilla cinerea
White, Motacilla alba
Yellow, Motacilla flava

Adelaide's, Dendroica adelaidae
Arctic, Phylloscopus borealis
Bachman's, Vermivora bachmanii
Bay-breasted, Dendroica castanea
Black-and-white, Mniotilta varia
Black-throated Blue, Dendroica caerulescens
Black-throated Gray, Dendroica nigrescens
Black-throated Green, Dendroica virens
Blackburnian, Dendroica fusca
Blackpoll, Dendroica striata
Blue-winged, Vermivora pinus
Canada, Wilsonia canadensis
Cape May, Dendroica tigrina
Cerulean, Dendroica cerulea
Chestnut-sided, Dendroica pensylvanica
Colima, Vermivora crissalis
Connecticut, Oporornis agilis
Elfin Woods, Dendroica angelae
Golden-cheeked, Dendroica chrysoparia
Golden-crowned, Basileuterus culicivorus
Golden-winged, Vermivora chrysoptera
Grace's, Dendroica graciae
Grasshopper (see Grasshopper-Warbler)
Hermit, Dendroica occidentalis
Hooded, Wilsonia citrina
Kentucky, Oporornis formosus
Kirtland's, Dendroica kirtlandii
Lucy's, Vermivora luciae
MacGillivray's, Oporornis tolmiei
Magnolia, Dendroica magnolia
Mourning, Oporornis philadelphia
Nashville, Vermivora ruficapilla
Olive, Peucedramus taeniatus
Orange-crowned, Vermivora celata
Palm, Dendroica palmarum
Parula (see Parula)
Pine, Dendroica pinus
Prairie, Dendroica discolor
Prothonotary, Protonotaria citrea
Red-faced, Cardellina rubrifrons
Rufous-capped, Basileuterus rufifrons
Swainson's, Limnothlypis swainsonii
Tennessee, Vermivora peregrina
Townsend's, Dendroica townsendi
Virgina's, Vermivora virginiae
Willow, Phylloscopus trochilus
Wilson's, Wilsonia pusilla
Worm-eating, Helmitheros vermivorus
Yellow, Dendroica petechia
Yellow-rumped, Dendroica coronata
Yellow-throated, Dendroica dominica

Louisiana, Seiurus motacilla
Northern, Seiurus noveboracensis

Bohemian, Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar, Bombycilla cedrorum

Wheatear, Northern, Oenanthe oenanthe

Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus

Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus

Whistling-Duck (see DUCKS)

Wigeon (see DUCKS)

Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Eastern, Contopus virens
Western, Contopus sordidulus

American, Scolopax minor
Eurasian, Scolopax rusticola

Acorn, Melanerpes formicivorus
Black-backed, Picoides arcticus
Downy, Picoides pubescens
Gila, Melanerpes uropygialis
Golden-fronted, Melanerpes aurifrons
Hairy, Picoides villosus
Ivory-billed, Campephilus principalis
Ladder-backed, Picoides scalaris
Lewis', Melanerpes lewis
Nuttall's, Picoides nuttallii
Pileated, Dryocopus pileatus
Puerto Rican, Melanerpes portoricensis
Red-bellied, Melanerpes carolinus
Red-cockaded, Picoides borealis
Red-headed, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Strickland's, Picoides stricklandi
Three-toed, Picoides tridactylus
White-headed, Picoides albolarvatus
Woodstar, Bahama, Calliphlox evelynae

Bewick's, Thryomanes bewickii
Cactus, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Canyon, Catherpes mexicanus
Carolina, Thryothorus ludovicianus
House, Troglodytes aedon
Marsh, Cistothorus palustris
Rock, Salpinctes obsoletus
Sedge, Cistothorus platensis
Winter, Troglodytes troglodytes
Wryneck, Eurasian, Jynx torquilla

Greater, Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser, Tringa flavipes

Common, Geothlypis trichas
Gray-crowned, Geothlypis poliocephala
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Unread 03-15-2006, 07:19 AM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

Long ago when I was working in Mobile Alabama for the Corps of Engineers, the Mobile newspaper had a picture of a guy who had hit and killed a black bear with his truck driving to his taxidermy shop. His truck was not hurt. There were very very few bears in south Alabama at the time and no open season.

The next week the Moblie newspaper had a picture of the same guy with a bald eagle he had "found" dead along the road.

The third week the Moblie newspaper had a picture of the guy in handcuffs in front of his taxidermy shop with about ten federal agents and a whole pile of illegal animals.
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Unread 03-15-2006, 07:47 AM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

Well whatdayathinkadat?

Cattle Egret - Statement from local Louisiana fella. "If they were good to eat you wouldn't see any of them. They do make good crawfish bait though."

Grosbeak - Damn things! Every spring, like now, they settle in the trees and crap russian olive seeds all over the house , cars, etc.

Biggest downer is the listing of the Rhinoceros, Cerorhinca monocerata. Damn! That's why I bought that 375 H&H

Good advice re: the chickadee, though...

Some of those birds listed don't hang around in Idaho. But we do have boobies around but they seem protected. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-22-2006, 08:41 PM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

The guy in Texas . . . that is a load of poop!!! Spotted owls are not in TX. They are only in Pacific NW. Not exactly teal territory in those big tall trees. Nice internet jibber-jabber though I guess.
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Unread 03-22-2006, 09:53 PM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

The only problem I've ever had was the owls that look EXACTLY like pdogs at 600+ yards. Never hit one, but came close a few times. Turned one pink with pdog innards too! But as far as plinking? Maybe a crow or two with a 110 grain ballistic tip. Totally legal reactionary targets.
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Unread 03-22-2006, 11:43 PM
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Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

The guy in Texas . . . that is a load of poop!!! Spotted owls are not in TX. They are only in Pacific NW. Not exactly teal territory in those big tall trees. Nice internet jibber-jabber though I guess.

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Might want to check the facts before posting comments.

WE do have a species of spotted owl in Texas.
Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida)

Source TP&W

I haven't seen the article in question, nor it's original source. Now wether or not the actual owl was spotted or not, really makes no difference. If you had it in possession, your in violation. Same for any bird of prey or parts there of, including feathers. So if you hold up a dead hawk you found laying on the side of the road and take a picture, basically your in possession, and have the proof to show it.

About the girl who posted the story, I have known her for several years and she is not one for posting BS just to see it posted. She is highly respected along the Gulf Coast for her work helping out with the stranded of marine animals. As for the link in general, some folks like to have fun with editing photos from time to time, putting things way out of context of the original photo. The original post was put up as a warning to some of the more flavorable charactors on that site. It might also serve as a warning to anyone who reads it, no matter if it's true or not, don't screw with pics or post of stuff that might not be legal.

Not trying to stir the "poop" so to speak, but if your going to talk facts, talk facts.
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