a hard-earned reputation for respecting wildlife and the environment
as well as other people. In many ways, our behavior is the key
to ensuring continued access to birding sites for all birders
in years to come. Let's all be responsible and considerate birders
and conduct ourselves in ways that will reflect well on our hobby.
Here are some guidelines that will increase everyone's birding
enjoyment and help our feathered friends at the same time.
from making loud noises or quick movements when birding.
disrupting birds, especially during breeding season. Exercise
restraint in photography and the use of tape recordings or
other activities intended to flush birds from cover.
always come first, birders second.
private property. Obtain permission before walking or driving
onto private land.
nothing but footprints.....take nothing but memories and
For a comprehensive,
detailed list of guidelines, read the American
Birding Association's Code of Birding Ethics.