Migratory Bird Treaty Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1966


Migratory Bird Treaty Stamp

The Migratory Bird Treaty stamp was issued on March 16, 1966 and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the treaty of the same name between the United States and Canada that was established in 1916.

During the late nineteenth century, a thriving market in bird feathers for various ornamental uses as well as the birds themselves resulted in the extreme decline in bird populations.  To prevent the continued decline and possible extinction of some of these bird species, it was necessary for both the United States and Canada to agree to a treaty as many of the birds migrated between the two countries over the year.

It’s interesting to note that although some of the birds protected by the treaty would be considered somewhat exotic, such as the Bald Eagle, many of the protected birds are considered very common or even pests such as the American Crow or the Common Raven.

 


US Postage Stamps
1966


Migratory Bird Treaty
Humane Treatment of Animals
Indiana Statehood:
150th Anniversary
American Circus
Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition Stamp
Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition Souvenir Sheet
Bill of Rights:
175th Anniversary
Polish Millennium
Marine Corps Reserve:
50th Anniversary

Johnny Appleseed

National Parks:
50th Anniversary

General Federation of Woman's Clubs:
75th Anniversary

Plant for a More
Beautiful America

The Great River Road

US Savings Bonds /
Servicemen Appreciation

Mary Cassatt

Christmals 1966:
Madonna & Child