Scope of regulations.
(a) Bald eagles, alive or dead, or their parts, nests, or eggs lawfully acquired prior to June 8,
1940, and golden eagles, alive or dead, or their parts, nests, or eggs lawfully acquired prior to
October 24, 1962, may be possessed, or transported without a Federal permit, but may not be
imported, exported, purchased, sold, traded, bartered, or offered for purchase, sale, trade or
barter; and all shipments containing such birds, parts, nests, or eggs must be marked as provided
by 18 U.S.C. 44 and Sec. 14.81 of this subchapter: Provided, That no exemption from any statute
or regulation shall accrue to any offspring of such birds.
(b) The provisions in this part are in addition to, and are not in lieu of, other regulations of this
subchapter B which may require a permit or prescribe additional restrictions or conditions for the
importation, exportation, and interstate transportation of wildlife (see also part 13 of this
In addition to definitions contained in part 0 of this subchapter, and unless the context
otherwise requires, in this part 22:
Area nesting population means the number of pairs of golden eagles known to have a resting
attempt during the preceding 12 months within a 10
-mile radius of a golden eagle nest.
Golden eagle nest means any readily identifiable structure built, maintained or occupied by