Protected Birds

A protected bird is any bird federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which means these birds cannot be transported and disturbed (including their nests).

Common protected birds found in Missouri include the chimney swift, woodpecker, gull, and Canada goose. Because these species are protected, the safest way to legally control them when they become pests is to partner with a professional wildlife control expert.

Types of Protected Birds

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