Bottom listers at the "top" in 2014 -- Same old same old

While there's no harm in listing, with four of Yakima County eBird high listers continuing to trespass to get birds on their lists, I think our fair county might rank last in ethics. From teenaged to middle-aged to old-aged listers, their claims of ignorance are lies. They know better. They're unethical -- cheaters in their listing race. Since they lie about trespassing, do they lie about their observations? Bird data and birders' access suffers due to their shameful behavior.

Have some good manners. Tell the truth, the whole truth. Stop Trespassing. Stop encouraging others to trespass.

I still loving birding, and I'm working to improve my behavior and my birding skills.

Good Birding,

From ABA Code of Birding Ethics:

2(a) Do not enter private property without the owner's explicit permission.

2(b) Follow all laws, rules, and regulations governing use of roads and public areas, both at home and abroad.

4(b) If you witness unethical birding behavior, assess the situation, and intervene if you think it prudent. When interceding, inform the person(s) of the inappropriate action, and attempt, within reason, to have it stopped. If the behavior continues, document it, and notify appropriate individuals or organizations.