CLUB DES ORNITHOLOGUES
DE L'OUTAOUAIS
Les oiseaux et leurs habitats √† coeur depuis 1978.     (Photos: A. Cloutier, F. Morand)
Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais
Code of ethics

Code of ethics of the Club des ornithologues de l’Outaouais concerning birdwatchers' behaviour

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Birdwatching calls for certain standards of behaviour. Observers must not unduly disturb birds at their nests, must request permisssion before entering private property, and must act like responsible citizens. The Club des ornithologues de l’Outaouais in collaboration with le Regroupement Québec Oiseaux (Quebec's Association of Birdwatching Groups) has adopted a Code of Ethics for all persons interested in birdwatching.

Birdwatching should not interfere with the birds' activities.

Accordingly, we recommend the following:

Birdwatchers should protect and respect the birds' environment.

Accordingly, we recommend the following:

Birdwatchers should show respect for other people's property.

Accordingly, we recommend the following:

Birdwatchers should show respect to other observers.

Accordingly, we recommend the following:

Birdwatchers should show respect to the other users of the site.

Accordingly, we recommend the following:

Bird photographers must not interfere with the natural behavior and activities of birds.

For this reason, the following recommendations are made:

Protection of the bird and its habitat:

Knowing regulations and laws:

Protocol and responsibility:

This code of ethics is based on the code of ethic of
the Regroupement QuébecOiseaux and on the Ethics rules of the wildlife photographer
(http://www.oiseaux.ca/ethique/ethique-a.html)