A Federal Depredation Permit is required to remove eagle and/or migratory bird, eggs, and chicks. Depredation permits may be issued to protect health and human safety, agricultural resources, or certain damage to public or private property. Depredation permits cannot be issued for construction activities. Permits are rarely issued to remove active migratory bird nests unless the applicant can demonstrate significant and immediate human health and safety risk. All requests for addling of Canada Goose Eggs must go through Resident Canada Goose Egg Registration website.
You need to obtain a Wildlife Services Form 37 to complete your application. Wildlife Services is under the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). They can be reached at 1-(866) 487-3297.
Application Processing Fee: $100 (private home- $50)
Pacific Region Application Check List (migratory birds)
Disclaimer: Please print this page for your records. This website is a "plain English" guide to Migratory Birds and Migratory Bird Permitting. It is not meant to cover every Migratory Bird situation or all of the details of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and associated Policies. While every attempt is made to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, the USFWS is not responsible for misinformation. Furthermore, this website is not intended to replace the advice of USFWS employees. It is intended to give a basic framework and help in your everyday Migratory Bird questions. Changes in Migratory Bird rules occur regularly and often quickly. If you have a Migratory Bird question, you should contact an appropriate USFWS employee and provide him or her with all the relevant facts before taking action.
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June 5, 2014