What does it mean when you find a feather randomly?
If you keep finding feathers appearing out of nowhere, often in random places, chances are it’s a gift from the angels. Different colours are reported as having different meanings, for example, a white feather can be a comforting sign to reassure you that your deceased loved ones are safe and watching over you.
Should you keep a feather you find?
Let’s just get this out of the way up front: Yes, it’s illegal to collect the feathers of native birds, even if you just found them on the ground. The law says that you are not allowed to collect feathers. The technical reason is that native birds and their parts are covered under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Do you keep feathers when you find them?
The possession of feathers and other parts of native North American birds without a permit is prohibited by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).