Juan “Victor” Caniglia, of Wawarsing, New York, is now facing charges of “illegal commercialization of wildlife.”  The new charges are on top of the 78 misdemeanor charges for “failure to provide sustenance” after authorities removed dozens of birds from a small shed on Caniglia’s land, including macaws, cockatiels, and two wild native songbirds, a Tufted Titmouse and a Northern CardinalMidHudsonNews has the story.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.