Conserving the Nature of America

News Release

Bird Nest Messes Bring Reminder From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

April 19, 2002


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Spring means its time for birds to return to North America to build nests and raise their young, and even though they sometimes can make a mess around houses and buildings it is illegal to harm them.

Native birds such as warblers, swallows and hummingbirds are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Even birds that don

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