How the Wrentit got federal protection with the flick of a pen

November 10th, 2013 · by Garrison Frost


Really interesting story from Chris Clarke over at KCET about the Wrentit’s recent remarkable path to federal protection. Apparently, the American Ornithologists Union recently reclassified the species under a different taxonomic category, which triggers protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Which means that technically, those looking to infringe on this bird’s habitat will need to account for its protection. It’s a fascinating story, and worth a read. (photo by Don Loarie)

Categories: Bird conservation · Birding

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