Waterfowl Feeding Ordinance
Code of Virginia 29.1-527.1 2004, c.386
Bedford County, Franklin County and Pittsylvania County
a. That upon notice to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the feeding of migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl is hereby prohibited in [Bedford, Franklin, Pittsylvania Counties] in accordance with subsection c).
b. For the purpose of this section, migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl shall be those species defined by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as any and all waterfowl in the Family Anatidae ducks, geese, and swans) including native, nonnative, and domestic ducks and geese, and any crossbreeds or hybrids of these birds and includes those species listed in the attachment to this ordinance.
c. This prohibition is applicable to those areas of [Bedford , Franklin , Pittsylvania Counties] that are so heavily populated as to make the feeding of such waterfowl a threat to the public health or environment. Specific areas include all areas within the waters of Smith Mountain Lake, or within 500 feet of the Smith Mountain project shorelines.
d. Specific areas cited within subsection c) shall be posted with the appropriate signage to designate the area where this section is applicable.
e. Enforcement of this section shall be the sole responsibility of [Bedford , Franklin , Pittsylvania Counties] .
f. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil fine not to exceed $50.00.
g. No provision of this section shall be applicable on lands within a national or state park or forest, or wildlife management area.
Waterfowl Feeding Ordinance Passed Summer 2005
Campbell County Code; Chapter 4 – Animals and Fowl
Code of Virginia 29.1-527.1 2004, c.286
Section 4-3.3 Feeding of migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl prohibited in certain areas.
(a) In order to protect the public health, welfare, peace, and safety of its citizens, the Board of Supervisors for the County of Campbell, Virginia, hereby finds and declares that those areas of the County described in subsection (c) hereof are so heavily populated as to make the feeding of migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl a threat to the public health or the environment because such feeding attracts large numbers of waterfowl whose droppings pollute surface waters and which contain pathogens that cause intestinal disorders and respiratory problems in persons frequenting the specified areas.
(b) For the purposes of this ordinance, the term “migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl” shall mean those species defined by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) and any and all waterfowl in the Family Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans), including native, nonnative, and domestic ducks and geese, and any crossbreeds or hybrids of these birds and includes those species listed in the detailed VDGIF list, which is incorporated herein by reference.
(c) Accordingly, it shall be unlawful for any person to feed migratory and nonmigratory waterfowl within the following areas of the County:
(1) Within 500 feet of the normal shoreline of Timber Lake; and
(2) Within 500 feet of the normal shelter of Leesville Lake, which is 613 feed National Geodetic Vertical Datum.
(d) No provision of this ordinance shall be applicable on lands within an national or state park or forest, or wildlife management area.
(e) The County shall post the appropriate signage that designates an area where this ordinance is applicable and shall be solely responsible for enforcement of the ordinance.
(f) Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a civil fine of fifty dollars ($50.00).
Family Anatidae – Ducks, Geese and Swans
Tundra Swan ( Cygnus columbianus)
Trumpeter Swan ( Cygnus buccinator)
Mute Swan ( Cygnus olor)
Black Swans ( Cygnus atratus)
Black Necked Swan (Cygnus melanocoryphus)
Coscoroba Swan ( Coscoroba coscoroba)
Bewick’s Swan ( Cygnus bewickii )
Whooper Swan ( Cygnus cygnus)
White-fronted Goose ( Anser albifrons)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Brant (Branta bernicla )
Grey-lag goose ( Anser anser)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Wood Duck ( Aix sponsa)
Gadwall ( Anas strepera)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Steller’s Eider (Polysticta stelleri )
Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri )
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)
Black Scoter ( Melanitta nigra )
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola )
Common Goldeneye ( Bucephala clangula)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Pekin Duck (Anas d omesticus)
Domestic Mallard also known as
Call or, Indian Runner Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)