For the latest birds sightings in Pinellas County, visit Ron Smith's Pinellas Birds.
By Ann Paul and Mark Rachal, Audubon Florida
Photo courtesy Florida Audubon Society.
Nature photographers approaching the Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Sanctuary too closely, despite warnings by Audubon wardens.
The North American Nature Photography Association has endorsed the Ethical Photography Practices; and effective guidelines are being promoted by the Florida Shorebird Alliance and even our local Audubon chapters.
PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL FIELD PRACTICES
NANPA believes that following these practices promotes the well being of the location, subject
and photographer. Every place, plant, and animal, whether above or below water, is unique,
and cumulative impacts occur over time. Therefore, one must always exercise good individual
judgment. It is NANPA's belief that these principles will encourage all who participate in the
enjoyment of nature to do so in a way that best promotes good stewardship of the resource.
ENVIRONMENTAL: KNOWLEDGE OF SUBJECT AND PLACE
SOCIAL: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES AND LAWS
When appropriate, inform managers or other authorities of your presence and purpose.
INDIVIDUAL: EXPERTISE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Treat others courteously.
North American Nature Photography Association
6382 Charleston Road
Alma, IL 62807
Connecting the Nature Photography Community
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute - Chockful of links about Florida birds.
Celebrate Urban Birding - Check this interesting site.
October issue features
Migrants are on the move.
Into the Air
Interesting stories about birds and birdwatchers.
Bird Quiz from Florida Shorebird Alliance.
FSA provides an online resource for information and materials on Florida's shorebirds and seabirds, and improve the level of coordination and information sharing between the various groups involved in shorebird and seabird conservation across Florida.
Valuable resource for Info about Florida Shorebirds!