by Gael Bissell

Sandhill Crane – Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Good News! Migratory Bird Treaty Act Is Back! 

But Improvements Need Your Support! (It’s Easy!!!)

From National Audubon Action Alert: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is not only reinstating bird protections under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), but is also considering strengthening the rules going forward.

A new permitting program would expand common-sense and inexpensive practices—such as covering oil pits or marking power lines to avoid collisions—saving millions of birds from preventable harm or death.

For more info and to comment, go to National Audubon’s alert website where you can submit your message as part of the official comment period through, where it will become part of the public record. 

The deadline to comment is Friday, December 3. Thank you!!