[Tweeters] ABA Code of Birding Ethics

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 18:08:17 PST 2020


Agreed! Thanks for voicing these concerns

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM Patricia Quyle Grainger <paq at olypen.com>
wrote:


> Very well stated! Thank you! I have been concerned about recordings being

> used for a long time.

>

> Pat Quyle Grainger

> Port Townsend

>

>

> Sent from my iPhone

>

> > On Jan 19, 2020, at 5:08 PM, J. Acker <owler at sounddsl.com> wrote:

> >

> > Tweeters,

> > I for one was disappointed with the release of the recently updated ABA

> Code of Ethics, specifically Section 1b concerning the use of recordings.

> When the ABA was soliciting input on proposed changes last fall, I provided

> feedback and informed them of the illegality of the use of playback in

> National Parks as well that the use of playback targeted for Spotted Owls

> is considered harassment. I requested that they consider rewriting 1b to

> provide stronger language. In my opinion, the ABA wimped out when they

> provided the “guidance” in Section 1b that the use of playback should be

> “limited… in heavily birded areas, for species that are rare in the area,

> and for species that are threatened or endangered.” This statement has no

> backbone and provides no support whatsoever for the birder in the field

> confronted with a situation in which playback is being targeted against an

> individual bird. (Think Havillah Great Gray Owl or a Spotted Owl). The ABA

> committee responsible for the Code of Ethics may as well have neglected

> even mentioning playback as a topic of ethical concern, as what they

> provided has no meaning, as the word “limited” is debatable. The ABA of all

> organizations should be at the forefront of protecting birds, especially

> those that are threatened, endangered or under stress, but this particular

> section of the revised code does not appear to put the bird’s interests

> first. I had hoped that the leadership at ABA would lead rather than

> follow the tide.

> >

> > J. Acker

> > owler at sounddsl.com

> > Bainbridge Island, WA

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: Tweeters [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu] On

> Behalf Of Izzy & Kendrick

> > Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:22 PM

> > To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> > Subject: [Tweeters] ABA Code of Birding Ethics

> >

> > Hi all,

> >

> > I’m not sure how to locate the recent ABA Code of Birding Ethics. My

> understanding is that there were a few changes made a couple of months ago.

> If someone could help me access this new code, I’d be most appreciative.

> >

> > Thanks for any assistance!

> >

> > izzy wong

> > seattle, wa

> > gobirder at gmail.com

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