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Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 (SOR/2022-105)

Regulations are current to 2023-03-06 and last amended on 2022-07-31. Previous Versions

PART 4Other Activities (continued)

Marginal note:Taxidermist permit

 A taxidermist permit allows a taxidermist who is its holder, subject to the conditions of the permit, to have in their possession a migratory bird for the purpose of providing taxidermy services for profit.

Marginal note:Written statement

 A taxidermist permit holder must not receive or accept a migratory bird for mounting unless the bird is accompanied by a statement in writing that is signed by the owner and indicates the owner’s full name and contact information, the permit number under which the bird was killed and the circumstances under which it was killed, including the date and the place.

Marginal note:Records

  •  (1) A taxidermist permit holder must keep records showing, in respect of the migratory birds and eggs they have received,

    • (a) the name of each species and the number of birds and eggs belonging to each species;

    • (b) the date, place and other circumstances of the killing or taking of the birds and the taking of the eggs;

    • (c) the date on which the birds and eggs were received; and

    • (d) the full names and contact information of the owners of the birds and eggs, the permit numbers under which they were killed or taken and the persons from whom they were received by the taxidermist.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (2) A person to whom a taxidermist permit is issued must submit an annual report to the Minister respecting the information referred to in subsection (1) or any other reports the Minister requires.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (3) In addition to the cases of invalidity set out in section 14, no taxidermist permit is valid if the person to whom it was issued fails to meet the requirements of this section.

Marginal note:Eiderdown commerce permit

 An eiderdown commerce permit allows its holder, subject to the conditions of the permit, to collect or sell eiderdown or to have it in their possession.

Marginal note:Obligation – leaving sufficient eiderdown

 A person who has the right to collect eiderdown must leave sufficient eiderdown in each nest from which they collect it to protect eggs from predators or environmental chilling.

Marginal note:Charity permit

  •  (1) A holder of a charity permit and any person nominated on the permit in accordance with subsection (2) may, subject to the conditions of the permit, serve preserved migratory game birds and murres at a charitable fundraising event related to migratory bird conservation or a soup kitchen, or give them to the clients of a food bank.

  • Marginal note:Nominees

    (2) The Minister may

    • (a) on the request of an applicant or a permit holder, add nominees to the permit; or

    • (b) remove nominees from the permit.

  • Marginal note:Fundraising

    (3) Any profits made from serving migratory game birds or murres at a fundraising event must be used to protect or conserve wildlife.

  • Marginal note:Permit holder obligations

    (4) The person to whom a charity permit is issued must

    • (a) keep records of the number of each species of preserved migratory game birds and murres received in each calendar year, the full name and contact information of the individual who took each migratory game bird or murre and the number of the permit under which it was killed; and

    • (b) if the preserved migratory game bird or murre was served as part of a charitable fundraising dinner, maintain until the first anniversary of the fundraiser records of all expenditures and revenues of the event and the manner in which the profits were used.

PART 5Consequential Amendments, Repeal and Coming into Force

Consequential Amendments

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations



Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) Regulations


Canada National Parks Act

Wood Buffalo National Park Game Regulations



National Parks Wildlife Regulations


Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations




 The Migratory Birds RegulationsFootnote 6 are repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:July 30, 2022

 These Regulations come into force on July 30, 2022, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

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