USFWS proposes additions to the November 28, 2018, proposed rule to update the List of
Migratory Birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The proposed revisions in this document consist of further updates to taxonomy and distribution published in 2019. The net increase of 8 additional species (10 added and 2 removed) to the November 28, 2018, proposed rule would bring the total number of species protected by the MBTA to 1,093. USFWS is requesting public comments on the revisions. USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before December 12, 2019. POC is Eric L. Kershner, Chief of the Branch of Conservation, Permits, and Regulations; Division of Migratory Bird Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: MB; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; (703) 358-2376. (Federal Register: 12 November 2019 [Proposed Rules] Pages 60998-61002).