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TIMISKAMING BIRDERS FOLLOW THE OFO

BIRDING CODE OF ETHICS

A Code of Ethics was written by the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) Executive and adopted as policy in June, 1994.
We hope that everyone birding in Ontario will endorse, actively follow, and encourage others to follow this code.


As the number of birders increases, we must all make every effort to act in a positive and responsible way. We must also convey a responsible image to non-birders who may be affected by our activities. Most people appreciate birds but this appreciation can be quickly destroyed by the irresponsible actions of a handful of birders.

In the past a code of ethics was not considered necessary, but times have changed and as more and more pressure is put on our environment it is essential to do whatever we can to lead by example. Each of us must show consideration to other birders, landowners, habitat, birds and other wildlife at all times. We are ambassadors of birding and our actions today will reflect the respect we receive in the future.

 

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