Belted Kingfisher, photo by Andy Morffew Andy Morffew’s Photography

Andy Morffew’s Photography

By Mary Caton

Bird migration is the movement of bird species along north and south flyways in North America at certain times of the year. Most often birds in the northern hemisphere fly south during cold weather months and return to their breeding grounds when weather warms up.

On December 22, 2017, the Department of Interior issued a memorandum providing a new interpretation of the century old Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The ruling says that businesses which accidentally kill non-game migratory birds during their operations are not in violation of the Act.  The ruling alters decades of interpretation of the Act.

Read Mary’s full article here to learn about the implications of this ill-conceived decision.

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