[CT Birds] Too Close for Comfort

James Winkelmann james.winkelmann at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 07:21:58 EDT 2015

A thoughtful article on the ethics of the pursuit of birds.  The context
here is bird photography, but equally applicable to birders and other
wildlife enthusiasts.


Too Close for Comfort

"In the desire to get the perfect shot, some photographers push the limits,
jeopardizing the wildlife they adore. Can’t we all just get along?"

The defendant enters a plea of guilty to count one, violating the
Endangered Species Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 1 year
imprisonment, a fine of $100,000, a term of supervised release of not more
than one year, and a special assessment of $25 due on the date of

—United States of America v. Jim Neiger

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