Bird "plinking" fyi

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  1. jeffbird

    jeffbird Well-Known Member

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    Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    Just wanted to toss out one fyi from the friendly neighborhood lawyer as I have seen here and elsewhere some passing references to shooting various asundry birds for target practice. All migratory birds are protected by federal law and it is a federal criminal offense to shoot them with any gun at anytime. The only exception to this basic rule are birds classified as game birds which have regulated hunting seasons, and then they are generally restricted to hunting with a shotgun. For non-migratory birds, most states have either identical or substantially similar laws. What are the odds of being caught? - Pretty low with the current low priority on conservation and game law enforcement in most areas. However, if you are caught, the penalties potentially are very severe and generally in the federal system there are no "first offense" slaps on the wrists. Remember all of that "tough on crime" rhetoric. If you break this law and are convicted, you are now a criminal who committed a "gun offense." An offense with a firearm in the federal system is very likely to lead to real prison time with significant fines, and likely the loss of the right to own a firearm for the remainder of your life. Again, the risk of being caught is low, but if it is the wrong place at the wrong time, you made the choice and will suffer the consequence. Also, even if there is no criminal prosecution, this is the kind of activity that is prone to stir up anti-hunting sentiments. Here in Texas, there have been two instances of hunters shooting and killing whooping cranes in the last 15 years. The most recent incident involved someone hunting ducks out of season, so he was in trouble even before the game warden found the whooping crane. One more point of legal trivia, most states generally prohibit the taking of any bird with a rifle, even when in season and classified as a gamebird. Again, in most states this would be classified as a "gun crime" and potentially subject the shooter to potentially serious legal consequences. So please think before you shoot.
     
  2. lerch

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    In the Oklahoma hunting regulations crows can be taken with all firearms, archery, and legal raptors. The season is open most of the fall and winter and there is no legal limit.

    I also could not find any evidance of crows being considered a migratory bird.

    I am not sure if you were talking about crow shooting but I saw that some other guys had posted about it. Anybody shooting whooping cranes is just stupid

    take it easy
    steve
     
  3. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    Unfortunately,here in South Dakota,they are considered migratory varmints....I mean birds. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  4. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    Maybe the discussion came about because of the crows issue(s). In Maryland crows are listed as Upland Game and they may be hunted with rifles.

    In Maryland the season on crows is Aug 15 - Mar 15
    Wed - Sat Only.
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    Very timely post and a good general warning. In addition to all the bad stuff Jeff said, you can get your truck and guns confiscated and sold at an auction just like if you were a drug dealer.

    Some states have a depredation clause for crows, foxes blackbirds etc that deals with crop damage. Black birds is one of the most troubling of all of the birds because there is a state by state lsiting of which ones can be shot in which state and which ones are protected. Coloration of the females is difficult to determine and the males is very hard. In most states starlings and some of the blackbirds are legal. I used to enjoy shooting blackbirds but it is so very tricky which ones are which that I don't dare anymore

    You have to go up on the Fed website under the migratory bird treaty and search for your state through a whole bunch of federal regulations and then get you a Petersens bird guide to figure it out.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    O O, here's what I found: Darn /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Magpies are protected as migratory non-game birds under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Under the Federal Codes of Regulation (CFR 50, 21.43) it is stated, however, that &amp;#65533;a Federal permit shall not be required to control . . . magpies, when found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance. . . .&amp;#65533; Most state or local regulations are similar, but consult authorities before taking any magpies.

    and crows in Idaho:
    SPECIES SEASON
    DAILY BAG AND
    POSSESSION LIMITS
    AMERICAN
    CROW
    2004: OCT 1, 2004–JAN 31, 2005
    2005: OCT 1, 2005–JAN 31, 2006
    NO LIMITS
    SEASONS, BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS - STATEWIDE

    Jeff, I guess I needed that......Thanks for the wakeup call
     
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  8. jeffbird

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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 &amp; 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

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

    Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga

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

    Auklet:
    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

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

    Black-Hawk, Common, Buteogallus anthracinus

    Blackbird:
    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

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

    Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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

    Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla

    Brant, Branta bernicla

    Bufflehead (see DUCKS)

    Bullfinch:
    Eurasian, Pyrrhula pyrrhula
    Puerto Rican, Loxigilla portoricensis

    Bunting:
    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

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

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

    Crake:
    Corn, Crex crex
    Yellow-breasted, Porzana flaviventer

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

    Creeper, Brown, Certhia americana

    Crossbill:
    Red, Loxia curvirostra
    White-winged, Loxia leucoptera

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

    Cuckoo:
    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

    Dove:
    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

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

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

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

    Gadwall, Anas strepera

    Garganey, Anas querquedula

    Goldeneye:
    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

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

    Pintail:
    Northern, Anas acuta
    White-cheeked, Anas bahamensis

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

    Scaup:
    Greater, Aythya marila
    Lesser, Aythya affinis

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

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

    Whistling-Duck:
    Black-bellied, Dendrocygna autumnalis
    Fulvous, Dendrocygna bicolor
    West Indian, Dendrocygna arborea

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

    Dunlin, Calidris alpina

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

    Egret:
    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

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

    Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris

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

    Flycatcher:
    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

    Frigatebird:
    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)

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

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

    Golden-Plover, Lesser, Pluvialis dominica

    Goldeneye (see DUCKS)

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

    Goose:
    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

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

    Grasshopper-Warbler, Middendorff's, Locustella ochotensis

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

    Grebe:
    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

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

    Ground-Dove:
    Common, Columbina passerina
    Ruddy, Columbina talpacoti

    Guillemot:
    Black, Cepphus grylle
    Pigeon, Cepphus columba

    Gull:
    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

    Hawk:
    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

    Heron:
    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

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

    Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria

    Jacana, Northern, Jacana spinosa

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

    Jay:
    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

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

    Kestrel:
    American, Falco sparverius
    Eurasian, Falco tinnunculus

    Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus

    Kingbird:
    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mango:
    Antillean, Anthracothorax dominicus
    Green, Anthracothorax viridis

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

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

    Murre:
    Common, Uria aalge
    Thick-billed, Uria lomvia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oriole:
    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

    Owl:
    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

    Oystercatcher:
    American, Haematopus palliatus
    Black, Haematopus bachmani

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

    Pelican:
    American White, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
    Brown, Pelecanus occidentalis

    Petrel:
    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Plover:
    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

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

    Pygmy-Owl:
    Ferruginous, Glaucidium brasilianum
    Northern, Glaucidium gnoma
    Pyrrhuloxia, Cardinalis sinuatus

    Quail-Dove:
    Bridled, Geotrygon mystacea
    Key West, Geotrygon chrysia
    Ruddy, Geotrygon montana

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

    Raven:
    Chihuahuan, Corvus cryptoleucus
    Common, Corvus corax

    Razorbill, Alca torda

    Redhead (see DUCKS)

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

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

    Reed-Bunting:
    Common, Emberiza schoeniculus
    Pallas', Emberiza pallasi
    Roadrunner, Greater, Geococcyx californianus

    Robin:
    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

    Sandpiper:
    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

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

    Saw-whet Owl, Northern, Aegolius acadicus

    Scaup (see DUCKS)

    Scoter (see DUCKS)

    Screech-Owl:
    Eastern, Otus asio
    Puerto Rican, Otus nudipes
    Western, Otus kennicottii
    Whiskered, Otus trichopsis

    Sea-Eagle, Steller's, Haliaeetus pelagicus

    Seedeater, White-collared, Sporophila torqueola

    Shearwater:
    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)

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

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

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

    Solitaire, Townsend's, Myadestes townsendi

    Sora, Porzana carolina

    Sparrow:
    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

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

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

    Storm-Petrel:
    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

    Swallow:
    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

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

    Swift:
    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

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

    Tattler:
    Gray-tailed, Heteroscelus brevipes
    Wandering, Heteroscelus incanus

    Teal (see DUCKS)

    Tern:
    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

    Thrasher:
    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

    Thrush:
    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

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

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

    Trogon:
    Eared, Euptilotus neoxenus
    Elegant, Trogon elegans

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

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

    Vireo:
    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

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

    Warbler:
    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

    Waterthrush:
    Louisiana, Seiurus motacilla
    Northern, Seiurus noveboracensis

    Waxwing:
    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

    Wood-Pewee:
    Eastern, Contopus virens
    Western, Contopus sordidulus

    Woodcock:
    American, Scolopax minor
    Eurasian, Scolopax rusticola

    Woodpecker:
    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

    Wren:
    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

    Yellowlegs:
    Greater, Tringa melanoleuca
    Lesser, Tringa flavipes

    Yellowthroat:
    Common, Geothlypis trichas
    Gray-crowned, Geothlypis poliocephala
     
  9. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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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.
     
  10. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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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&amp;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. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  11. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  12. Meister

    Meister Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  13. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bird \"plinking\" fyi

    [ QUOTE ]
    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.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    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)
    [​IMG]

    Source TP&amp;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.