Friday, November 4. 2022
Robins are a protected migrating species. Do Not Disturb!
It is typically illegal to disturb a bird’s nest with eggs or chicks inside. The best solution is to wait a few weeks until the babies grow up. If there is a nest in an area that causes problems (above a building entrance, in a vent) you may need a permit from Environment Canada to move the nest legally.
Migratory birds, their nests or eggs can be harmed as a result of many activities.
Activities that do not primarily target a bird, but which may cause harm, include:
- clearing trees or other vegetation
- draining or flooding land
- using fishing gear
Causing harm to migratory birds can have long-term negative effects on bird populations. This is especially true if there are many incidents that harm birds.
Our Canadian Government works with the public and industries to help:
- reduce the risk of harm to migratory birds
- ensure the laws and regulations are followed
- maintain healthy populations of birds