The Birdwatchers' Code

Following The Birdwatchers’ Code is good practice, common sense and should enable us all to enjoy seeing birds.

Man Walking In Countryside

Here are 5 things to remember:

  • Avoid disturbing birds and their habitats – the birds’ interests should always come first
  • Be an ambassador for birdwatching
  • Know the law and the rules for visiting the countryside, and follow them
  • Send your sightings to the County Bird Recorder and the Birdtrack website
  • Think about the interests of wildlife and local people before passing on news of a rare bird

Birds in your inbox

Sign up for the latest news and updates