[CT Birds] Dead Birds Wanted!
swanhallm at gmail.com
Tue May 6 17:15:02 EDT 2014
Thanks, Kevin, for the info.
I realized that what I left out of my post was that I was referring to the average person not to a university or wildlife organization.
I was always under the impression that an average citizen could not possess birds, had I known, I would have had a few to donate over the years.
Now I know.
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On May 6, 2014, at 4:37 PM, Kevin Burgio <kevin.burgio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Kathy mentioned that CAS has a scavenge permit through the Fish and
> Wildlife Service, which allows them to collect and store birds that have
> already died. UConn, Fairfield University, and Yale also have such
> permits, though, at UConn (where I do my research), we get very few
> specimens donated to us. So, it is entirely legal for anyone to pick up a
> dead bird and put it in the freezer, as long as they intend (and do) bring
> it to a place, such as CAS, UConn, or etc. that has a permit to take them.
> As someone who does a lot of research with bird specimens, I cannot
> overstate the importance of people contributing any birds they may find!
> Each specimen may be key to some scientific study one day andI second how
> important it is to write down information about the bird when it is found,
> particularly the date and location.
> Kevin Burgio
> On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Marty Swanhall <mswanhall at earthlink.net>wrote:
>> Isn't there federal laws against possessing migratory birds??
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On May 6, 2014, at 3:58 PM, Kathy Van Der Aue <kathyvda at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> As you may know the Connecticut Audubon Society is in the process of
>>> redesigning and refurbishing the exhibits within the Birdcraft Museum.
>>> With many of the specimens being well over a hundred years old, a number
>>> the birds might look better. So we are asking that if anyone comes across
>>> any fresh and intact bird, we would appreciate it greatly if you would
>>> it (date, place, your name), bag it, put it in your freezer, and call us.
>>> We are especially interested in acquiring new spring plumage song birds,
>>> shore birds, birds of prey, and any other unique birds of Connecticut.
>>> Obviously we are not too interested in common stuff (starlings, grackles,
>>> etc..). And you should know that CAS has a USF&W Salvage Permit so we
>>> get and keep such specimens.
>>> Please contact either me kathyvda at gmail.com or Miley Bull at
>>> mbull at ctaudubon.org
>>> Kathy Van Der Aue
>>> Southport, Connecticut
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