Do not endanger the welfare of birds and other wildlife.
- Observe and photograph birds without knowingly disturbing them in any significant way.
- Avoid chasing or repeatedly flushing birds.
- Only use recordings or other methods of attracting birds sparingly. Do NOT use these methods in heavily birded areas.
- Keep an appropriate distance from nests and nesting colonies so as not to disturb or expose them to danger.
- Refrain from handling birds or eggs unless engaged in recognized research activities.
Act in ways that do not harm the natural environment.
- Stay on existing roads, trails, and pathways whenever possible to avoid trampling or otherwise disturbing fragile habitat.
- Leave all habitat as you find it.
Respect the rights of others.
- Observe “No Trespassing” signs.
- Obtain permission to enter private or posted lands.
- Observe all laws and the rules and regulations which govern public use of birding areas.
- Do not walk or stand in front of others using binoculars or scopes
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