Purpose of regulations.
The regulations contained in this part supplement the general permit regulations of part 13 of this
subchapter with respect to permits for the taking, possession, transporation, sale, purchase, barter,
importation, exportation, and banding or marking of migratory birds. This part also provides certain
exceptions to permit requirements for public, scientific, or educational institutions, and establishes
depredation orders which provide limited exceptions to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C.
[54 FR 38150, Sept. 14, 1989]
Scope of regulations.
(a) Migratory birds, their parts, nests, or eggs, lawfully acquired prior to the effective date of
Federal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703
-712) may be possessed or
transported without a permit, but may not be imported, exported, purchased, sold, bartered, or
offered for purchase, sale or barter, and all shipments of such birds must be marked as provided by
part 14 of this subchapter: Provide, no exemption from any statute or regulation shall accrue to any
offspring of such migratory birds.
(b) This part 21, except for Sec. 21.22 (banding or marking permits), does not apply to the bald
eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) or the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) for which regulations are
provided in part 22 of this subchapter.
© The provisions of this part are in addition to, and are not in lieu of other regulations of this