A biologist with a government agency emailed me with concerns having noticed
a recent posting giving the exact location of a hawk nest.
As you may or may not know, falconers (even from out-of-state) can collect
under permit any species that is not federally listed. This includes species
such as northern goshawk. Hopefully, this will be addressed in the future,
sooner rather than later, since it appears that falconry is a growing sport.
This does not even begin to address the black market trade. There is a
certain segment of people who may be shopping the list for locations. There
are lists that have made it a practice to NOT be specific regarding nest
Good birding to all.
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