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Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:07:44 -0500
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Googling “birding ethics” will get you many. Here are the two I mentioned:



Maeve Kim
Jericho Center

On Jan 24, 2016, at 6:48 AM, Eve Ticknor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Perhaps you can send the codes or websites for them as many people need to read them.
>> On Jan 24, 2016, at 6:28 AM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> You could politely hand them (or stick under the windshield of their car) a copy of a code of ethics. I’ll send you (off-list) the codes from the American Birding Association and the Ontario Field Ornithologists.You could also contact the local Fish and Wildlife people while you’re still at the site and report the infraction, giving a description of the car, license number and people. (Of course, it’s possible that the people were some sort of scientists who had a legitimate reason for what they were doing - but in that case they’d probably appreciate your advocacy on behalf of the birds!).
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center
>> On Jan 23, 2016, at 8:41 PM, S. Zundell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> My sister and a friend were birding on a country road in an area noted for Snowy Owls not far from Ottawa, Ontario. They saw two cars parked on the roadside and noticed four people walking out into a field carrying a cooler and photo equipment. When the group stopped, they laid on their stomachs, opened the cooler and threw bait to a Snowy Owl. What can or should an observer do in this instance?
> Eve Ticknor
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