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linda whyte <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:31:07 -0600
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After re-reading all responses and reflecting on all the issues, I
find Mike's final comment has struck a chord in my dense
sensibilities. Since this species is one that is still in fragile
condition, I realize its safety takes precedence over the desire to
share its presence with others, and will not post Whooper
sightings---unlikely though it is that I would have one myself---- on
the listserves. As Mike points out, there are other 'special'
sightings that can be posted safely, as long as we exercise the proper
Linda Whyte

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Michael Hendrickson
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> I been watching the Whooper Crane dialog and the bottom line is that the MOU listserv and the MOU-RBA listserv should ask birders to NOT post Whooping Crane sightings on any of the MOU listservs.  Several people forwarded email addresses for the WI Whooping Crane project and that is where these sightings should be sent to and not to the MOU listservs.  Now I know some are going to reply and ask "what about accidental, casual or first state record sightings?"   I feel those sightings can be shared on the MOU listservs and in the past people have forward the ABA code of ethics as far as approaching and viewing birds in the field and also at private residences.  Whooping Cranes are federally protected species and there are about 300-330 Whooping Cranes on earth today.  These birds are fragile and should be treated as such.  IMHO there is big difference of a Clark's Nutcracker in Lac Qui Parle Co. or a western stray hummer coming to a feeder vs. a
>  Whooping Crane in some field in MN.
> Code ethics birders and photographers should follow:
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> Wildlife Photographers code of ethics:
> Good Birding
> Mike Hendrickson
> Duluth, Minnesota
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