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Code of Conduct for Bird Photography

July 6th, 2024

Birds New Zealand has issued a new Code of Conduct for the Photography of Birds. Download at

These ethical standards act as a best practice guide to members when taking images (including photos, videos via fixed or moving cameras including mobile phones and drones) of birds. The primary aim is to ensure respect for the security and welfare of birds and to minimise interference to birds and the surrounding environment during observation and photography.

We encourage members to read this Code of Conduct and behave accordingly. The accompanying poster may be reproduced and used to promote these guidelines at Birds New Zealand hosted or affiliated events. Download the poster at