The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. This important agreement, signed by the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Russia, protects hundreds of bird species that fly across political borders.
Support the MBTA by making sure that your representative knows that you want these protections. Write letters and/or make phone calls. Your voice matters!