[Tweeters] Washington Birder 2018 List Report
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Tue Jan 1 11:41:53 PST 2019
New calendar year
Now's a great time to read or re-read the American Birding Association Code
of Birding Ethics. http://listing.aba.org/ethics/ It's well written.
In the ABA Code of Birding Ethics, in bold typeface: "Please Follow this
Code and Distribute and Teach it to Others".
It directs, "...place the welfare of birds and the benefits of public
knowledge ahead of the company’s commercial interests." I put it ahead of
personal tics and year "needs".
It reminds me to keep my bird feeding areas clean and safe, and, no matter
how much I want to share or brag about a rare bird, "evaluate the potential
for disturbance to the bird, its surroundings, and other people in the
area, and proceed only if access can be controlled, disturbance minimized,
and [explicit] permission has been obtained from private landowners."
I wish it were included as a necessary confirmation checkbox in any Big Day
and year reports, and in eBird checklist submissions. It would fit nicely
in cell A5 of Ken & Laurie Knittle's Washington Birder List Report form.
I carry a printed copy with me when bird watching and volunteering in the
field. It's a lightweight field guide.
On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 8:12 AM info <info at wabirder.com> wrote:
> Happy New Year.
> While you are thinking ahead to 2019 and your new birding goals, please
> remember that January 31, 2019 is the deadline to send Washington Birder
> your 2018 List Reports. Our goal is to have the List Report completed and
> on the website by February 15.
> List Report (and Big Day) forms are available on the Washington Birder
> website: http://www.wabirder.com/forms.html
> Include the year (2018) and your name on the form in the yellow
> highlighted boxes.
> Be sure to save the list after you have completed adding your totals, then
> you can easily attach it to an email *AND* it is very helpful for me if
> you include your name in the subject line of your email.
> Email your list report to: info at wabirder.com
> Prefer to mail your List Report?
> Washington Birder
> 2604 NE 80th ST
> Vancouver, WA 98665
> Laurie Knittle/Washington Birder
> info at wabirder.com
> Vancouver, WA
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