68A-16.003. Non-Listed Migratory Bird Nests  

Effective on Monday, February 17, 2020
  • 1For birds identified by the United States Departments of Interior or Commerce in 1450 C.F.R. §10.13, 17List of 19Migratory Birds (effective 09/2016, which is hereby incorporated by reference at 30https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-0792232), and not listed in Chapter 68A-27 or Rule 4168A-16.002, 42F.A.C., the following apply:

    46(1) Take of birds, nests, and eggs is prohibited pursuant to Rule 5868A-4.001, 59F.A.C., without a permit or authorization, except as authorized in Commission-approved guidelines. 71The following Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines from the Commission are hereby incorporated by reference and can be found online at the following links:

    96(a) 97Osprey, 98Pandion haliaetus, 100effective September 2018, (104https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10431106);

    107(b) Snowy egret, 110Egretta thula, 112effective December 2019, (116https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11504118);

    119(c) White ibis, 122Eudocimus albus, 124effective December 2019, (128https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11504130).

    131(2) The possession, sale, purchase, barter, transport, import, export, or collection of an inactive or active nest (meaning a nest containing eggs or flightless young) or parts thereof are prohibited by the Commission without appropriate Federal authorization.

    168(3) Notwithstanding the prohibitions in subsection (2), onsite destruction of an inactive nest (meaning a nest that does not contain eggs or flightless young) or parts thereof is permitted by the Commission but may require Federal authorization.

    205Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 3-2-17, Amended 6-25-19, 2-17-20.