Recreation : Guidelines : Bird Watching

Guidelines for bird watching

European marine features where activity takes place

Codes of practice

National representative organisation

Membership of the RSPB now exceeds 1 million people. 8% of adults have been bird watching at some time in the last 2 years and 3% of adults consider bird watching to be their hobby. (RSPB, 1998)

European marine features where activity takes place

 

Likely to occur

Unlikely to occur

Sand dunes

 

Saltmarshes

 

Mud and Sand Flats

 

Sandbanks

(from landside or boat)

 

Inlets and Bays

 

Reefs

 

Lagoons

 

Sea Caves

 

Common Seal

 

Grey Seal

 

Bottlenose Dolphin

 

 

Codes of practice

Code of Conduct for Birdwatchers Available from the RSPB

Information and advice is also available from the British Ornithologists Union

National representative organisation

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Lodge

Sandy

Bedfordshire

Tel: 01767 680551

Fax: 01767 692365

 

 

 

 

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge

Gloucestershire

GL2 7BT

Characteristics of activity and management issues associated with bird watching

Summary of potential environmental impacts associated with bird watching

 

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