Researchers planning to go in the field and collect specimens or samples must navigate a complex permitting landscape. This includes local, state, federal, and international permits, as well as institutional animal use protocols.
The following resources provide helpful information to guide this process.
- BIRDNET (includes Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research)
- Ecological Society of America: Nagoya Protocol
- IACUC Central
- Ornithology Exchange
- Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
- U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U. S. Geological Survey
News from the Ornithological Council
Updates on regulations related to wild bird research from the Ornithological Council.