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Code of Conduct from Regroupement Qébec Oiseaux
Certain human activities cause enough harm to wild birds without irresponsible behaviour on the part of those who observe or photograph the birds contribute to worsen the situation. The Regroupement QébecOiseaux invites anyone who observes or photograph the birds to follow the recommendations of this Code of conduct, which aims to protect birds and their habitats as well as to preserve the popularity and reputation of the ornithological leisure

We must avoid to disturbing the birds. It is essential to:
  • don’t frighten or Chase birds, or expose them to danger;
  • don’t approach nests and disrupt the chicks and their parents;
  • do not use sound recordings, or imitate the voice of birds when they are breeding or when
    conditions are likely to be harmful to them;
  • ne pas utiliser d'enregistrements sonores, ni imiter la voix des oiseaux lorsqu'ils sont en période de reproduction ou lorsque les conditions risquent de leur être néfastes;
  • do not bring dogs or cats to birds frequent places.
We must preserve the habitats of birds. It is essential to:
  • remain on the trails;
  • do not damage the vegetation;
  • do not disturb or alter the approaches and the camouflage of nests;
  • do not leave waste, even biodegradable, elsewhere than in the spaces provided for this
We must respect the private and public properties. It is essential to:
  • follow the instructions displayed.
  • obtain permission before entering private properties;
  • leave entrances and passages identified;
  • close barriers and do not tamper with the fences.
  • do not disturb farm animals or trample crops;
  • send your comments to those who allowed you to access their property.
We must respect the other. It is essential to:
  • reduce all noises, such as those of the auto doors;
  • speak in a low voice and restrict conversations to a minimum;
  • allow everyone to observe the birds and help less experienced people;
  • treat others with courtesy;
  • know and recall the recommendations of this Code of conduct, if necessary.
We must exercise discernment before issuing a bird. It is essential to:
  • properly evaluate if the bird can tolerate the inconvenience caused by a crowd, particularly
    in breeding season;
  • well assess whether the site can withstand an influx of suitable and safe way;
  • do not disclose the presence of a bird that is on private land without having informed the
    owner of affluence that this may cause and without his permission.
  • do not hesitate to seek advice from more experienced persons before making the decision broadcast the presence of the bird.
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