Fortunately for birds that migrate through or live in the United States, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that violators of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act need not have intentionally killed birds to be convicted.  Considering the current makeup of the United States Supreme Court, let’s hope that the case ends here.

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.