Code of Ethics

Boxborough Birders’ Code of Ethics for Bird-Watching

Boxborough Birders are committed to respecting the natural habitats of birds and other species.

  • Be attentive to the bird’s habitat and do not disturb nesting birds
  • Avoid using recordings and sounds to startle the birds into view
  • Carefully consider the effects of posting the details of a rare species sighting if in doing so others will crowd or significantly disturb the target bird.

We strongly recommend reading and following the birding codes of ethics, which can be found at: