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'use calls with restraint. at all times, use recordings with utmost restraint.' from the 'animal welfare first' perspective, i take 'utmost restraint' to mean never. the product of patience at nature's pace always bring the highest of highs in observing and documenting nature's wonders.
maybe we'd rather use call recordings to educate people rather than deceive birds into appearing and quenching our impatience.
@fred and Oespena-- these guidelines are a starting point for proper bird photography guidelines. If a photographer wants to have a HIGHER personal standard than what is stated in the do's and don'ts, then that's even better! I think that what we were trying to do here is to write down the most basic guidelines that are not controversial and that everyone could agree upon.
oespena, I did consider putting "No Baiting -- Never feed or leave food for wildlife. Habituation due to handouts can result in disease or even death of that animal.", but didn't end up including it.