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The Bander's Code of Ethics below applies to every aspect of bird banding.
This code was developed by the North American Banding Council and summarizes the most important responsibilities of every bird bander.
The Bander's Code of Ethics
1. Ensure the respect, safety, and welfare of birds and their populations, people, and the environment.
2. Design or use appropriate studies, methods, and analyses to advance a valid scientific purpose.
3. Be accountable and strive for high standards.
4. Obtain all necessary permits and permissions; understand and adhere to the conditions, responsibilities, and limitations thereof.