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Scientific Collecting

Scientific Collecting permits authorize scientific research and museum collection of federally protected birds, other than eagles.  

Permit Details

Fee: $100

Duration: Up to 3 years

Application: Form 3-200-7

Reporting: Annual (Jan. 31)

Annual Report: Form 3-202-1

Regulation: 50 CFR § 21.23]

Please Note:

Answers to Section E questions are required. You may answer these questions by submitting an existing proposal provided you (a) index where each question is answered in the proposal and (b) submit the Collecting Activity Table.

  • Salvage authorizes the collection of dead migratory birds, nests, eggs, and parts from the wild. This authorization is added to all permits unless requested to NOT be added.

  • Import/Export authorizes transportation across international boundaries. This authorization can be added to a scientific collecting permit.

  • For banding activities, contact the USGS-Bird Banding Lab ].  If you have questions about if you need a Scientific Collecting permit or a Banding permit, please contact us!

Please contact our office at  or 503-872-2715 if you have questions about permits.


Last Updated: May 12, 2016
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