This is the time of year when birds will be attempting to construct nests on or around many of our houses. I hope that you find as much joy in giving them space as I do.
Yes, hopefully the joy of giving them space and seeing them thrive is enough for all of us. But if not there is always the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which is a federal mandate which, among other stipulations, states that it is illegal to transport or remove birds or any part of a birds nest or eggs from its chosen nest site.
Native species are covered under this Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This means that if a robin or a wren chooses to begin construction of a nest on a location around my residence the bird is protected by law, and that means it is illegal for me to impede the birds nesting activity from beginning of nest building activity to the day the young of the year leave the nest..
Non-native species like house sparrows and European starlings are not covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
I hope we can all find joy in giving our native species of wildlife the space they need to raise their young.
Here is a link to some info about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act:
Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
(the house wren nest at Anna and Les's home)