Migratory Bird Treaty Act

New York leads effort to restore bird protection law

(National Audubon Society)WASHINGTON — Attorneys General from eight states – led by New York’s Barbara Underwood, along with AGs from California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and Oregon – filed litigation Wednesday challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The suit was filed in the Southern District…

A big day for fishing – and migratory birds

Here in Minnesota, Saturday, May 12 is big. It’s the iconic state fishing opener. But while the approximately 500,000 anglers that are expected to participate in the opener are on the water, there’s a good chance they’ll see more than fish; migratory birds are a staple of Minnesota lake country, too. Worldwide, they’re also a staple of the second weekend…