Ethics

Why You Shouldn't Feed or Bait Owls

Why You Shouldn't Feed or Bait Owls

— Some photographers use live mice or even cat toys to attract owls for an action shot. The photo isn't worth it—here's why.
Rare-Bird Sightings: Share or Shut Up?

Rare-Bird Sightings: Share or Shut Up?

— Before you post a photo on Facebook—or even take the shot in the first place—consider the bird's well-being.
Do’s and Don’ts of Nest Photography

Do’s and Don’ts of Nest Photography

— You should always photograph birds responsibly. But you have to be extra responsible during nesting season.
How to Use Birdcall Apps

How to Use Birdcall Apps

— Apps that play birdsong can be a terrific tool for birders and bird photographers—as long as they’re used responsibly.
The Ethical Bird Photographer

The Ethical Bird Photographer

— Some commonsense guidelines can help you get the shots you want while protecting the birds you love.
Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

— In the desire to get the perfect shot, some photographers push the limits, jeopardizing the wildlife they adore. Can’t we all just get along?