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The Migratory Bird Treaty Act implemented multiple international treaties addressing migratory bird management and conservation, and established federal authority over migratory birds. The Secretary of the Interior, under the authorization of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, is authorized to determine when hunting of migratory game birds can take place in the U.S., and to adopt regulations for this purpose. The responsibility for regulating the take, use and conservation of nongame birds has been delegated to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Pacific Flyway Council cooperates with the Service to develop regulations for migratory birds in the U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Recommendations, informational notes and subcommittee notes are prepared by study committees and considered/adopted by the Council. This report contains 22 recommendations, 4 info notes and 18 subcommittee reports on individual species.
Pacific Flyway Council, Pacific Flyway Study Committee, Pacific
Flyway Nongame Technical Committee. 2009. Pacific Flyway Council Recommendations, Informational Notes, and Subcommittee Reports. Pacific Flyway Council