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Ano Nuevo Island migratory bird disturbance


Patrick Robinson <>

Apr 15
to permitsR8MB

My name is Patrick Robinson and I am the reserve manager for the Ano Nuevo Island Reserve, a University of California Natural Reserve that is owned by the State Park system. I conduct a variety of research activities on the island and there is occasionally the need to disturb small numbers of breeding migratory birds (e.g. cormorants).  For example, disturbance could occur when anesthetizing elephant seals to recover satellite tags and time-depth recorders.  I am hopeful you can advise me whether a disturbance permit is necessary (with respect to the migratory bird act) and, if so, which form I should use.  (I attempted to find a "disturbance" form on the permit section of the website, but could not find anything that seemed appropriate).

Thank you for your assistance with this! (and please let me know if I should re-direct this email to a different individual).

Patrick W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Año Nuevo Island Reserve Director
Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Office:  Doyle Building room 102

Migratory Bird Permits, FW8 via (sent by

Apr 16
to Patrick

You do not need a permit to disturb migratory birds, as long as they are not a T&E species or GOEA or BAEA.


Edward Owens
Wildlife Biologist
FAA Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8
Migratory Bird Permit Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-2606
Sacramento, CA 95825

Teufel Hunden