Are feathers dangerous? - Page 2
Feathers are generally not dangerous, however it is illegal to collect them, nests, eggs or anything else relating to native birds due to the migratory bird act of 1918. It may seem somewhat overboard but it was in response to over the top plume collection for women's hats. I haven't heard of it being enforced except in state or national parks but they are highly sensitive to eagle, hawk, and owl (raptor) feathers.