1. Ownership of data and map information
Data collected and maps published as part of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas are the property of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas (and Atlas partners) and may not be reproduced for publication without the consent of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas. Data submitted to the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas will be peer-reviewed by ornithological experts. The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas reserves the right to include or exclude data submitted to the project. Topographic maps provided for the purpose of collecting Atlas data may not be used for any other purposes or for gathering information on private lands aside from Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas data.
Personal information of participants (including address, email and phone number) will not be shared with third parties, and will only be available to the atlas partner institutions and their staff, the Atlas Committee members, the Atlas Regional Coordinators (in regions for which you have provided data, or indicated an interest in participating) or other people designated by the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas for atlas-related communications.
Unless you indicate otherwise to us in writing, you accept that your name may be included in data summaries, reports or any data product derived from the atlas database where appropriate.
3. Injury Liability
As a volunteer participant in the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas you are fully responsible for your own safety, and for your own personal insurance in case of injury. You are not considered an employee of the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas, Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service, or any of our partners or sponsors. Please exercise great caution and care in the field when collecting data. We are also not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles while atlassing. Atlassers may be responsible for damage to landowners' property, so please be respectful and exercise caution when treading on private land. Be friendly and polite with landowners and remember that their permission is voluntary and that they are helping us all as the Atlas team to achieve our goals for good coverage.
4. The American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics
Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first. Please ensure that you abide by the following principles at all time while atlassing. The Code of Birding Ethics was developed and made available by the American Birding Association.
CODE OF BIRDING ETHICS