FWS Revises List of Birds Protected by Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule, amending the species of birds protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In addition to correcting the spelling and taxonomy of some species, the rule adds 75 species to the list and removes eight. In conjunction with this final rule, the agency has published an amended list of the nonnative species of birds to which the Migratory Bird Treaty Act does not apply.