This article is from the Birds FAQ, by Lanny Chambers with numerous contributions by others.
Thanks to the many persons who reviewed this document, especially the
following, who provided additional information or text: Tom Lathrop,
Christine Barker, Ignaz Wanders, Annika Forsten, Samuel Conway, Tony
Lang, Sterling Southern, Byron K. Butler, Al Jaramillo, Ed Matthews,
Celia E. Humphreys, Fred G. Thurber, Paula Ford, Malcolm Ogilvie, Daan
Sandee, Carena Pooth, Nina Mollett, Mike McLeish, Janet Swift, Christian
Steel, David Allen, James Dean, Joe Morlan, Mark Huff, Kevin McGowan,
Chuck Otte, Bernard Volet, Paul Burnett, Jennifer Norman, Mark Hammond,
Derk Drukker, Jorgen Grahn, Alan Middleton, Steve Buettner, Todd
Anderson, Vic Fazio, Troy Gordon, Steve Wendt, Derek Kirkland, Greg
Tillman, Rene Morin, Al Eisner, Diane Porter, Doug A. Grier, Allan Donsig,
Jean Dunlavy, Ken Patrick, Derek Turner, Joan Thompson, Dan Kozlovic,
Robert Eisberg, Gjon Hazard, Adrian Mariano, Richard Ranft, Bill Oldroyd,
Gail Spitler, John J. Collins, Urs Geiser.
Thanks to Laura Keohane of the law firm Dorsey and Whitney, of
Minneapolis, for providing the text of the Migratory Bird Treaty
Act. (Neither Dorsey and Whitney nor any of its members has read
this document, nor have they any responsibility for this document's
The rec.birds FAQ was originally prepared by Brian Rice.
_The Birder's Handbook_, by Paul Ehrlich et al. (Simon and Schuster,
1988) provided valuable information and is highly recommended.
Please notify the FAQ editor of any errors. If I have failed to
acknowledge your contribution, please do not hesitate to let me
know. Further information on any subject is always welcome.