Sequoia Parks Conservancy is the recipient of a 2016 Mindful Birding Award for its efforts to promote ethical birding guidelines and bird conservation through its Great Sequoia Christmas Bird Count and Bird Fest events to be held on December 17th, 2016.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy has demonstrated a commitment to ethical birdwatching behavior by adopting and adhering to a code of birding ethics marked by clarity, specificity, and restraint. The organization distributes its code of ethics to field trip leaders and attendees to provide guidance on how birders can achieve safe and gratifying birdwatching experiences without altering the ability of birds to behave naturally. Additionally, the event publishes its ethics online for a wide distribution.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy offers a variety of birdwatching and nature viewing field trips that connect participants to nature. By strengthening participants’ connections to nature, and by providing guidance on ethical birding and nature conservation, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy is serving as a model for other organizations and helping attendees become even stronger messengers for and supporters of conservation for birds and people.