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Please do not use drones for bird photography or videography as they may cause harm to birds. The birds are likely to perceive the drone as a predator and leave their roosting or nesting area. Drones could disturb them to the point of wasting energy, putting their nestlings at risk, and perhaps causing mortality. Note that the harassment of species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is specifically prohibited.

National Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography and Videography clearly states that drones should not be used.