Winter Piping Plover Banded 2
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One of three Piping Plover banded birds I photographed in 9/2011 on Mustang Island near Corpus Christi, TX. I reported this sighting 11/22/11 to:
" We have a page on the Houston Audubon website about how to handle sightings of banded birds: http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/559/MenuGroup/Birding.htm.
I'm copying a section of the page below. In case the links don't work for you, try them directly from the webpage. We appreciate you taking the time to report your sightings!
Susan Billetdeaux, NARBA
Researchers investigating bird movements and populations use colored bands and flags to give individual birds an identity and to make them visible to people who watch birds. You can help these researchers by taking good notes on any color banded birds you see. These notes should include the species of bird, color and order of the bands on each leg and where the bird was seen. For example Piping Plover: right leg red over blue, left leg green flag, Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary. Color banded birds should be reported to the US Bird Banding Laboratory by calling 1-800-327-Band (2263) or on their web page. Sometimes it is possible to report the sighting directly to the researcher who banded the bird. If you find a bird with a numbered aluminum band you should also report that to the Bird Banding Lab.
Banded Shorebirds: Online report forms on the BandedBirds.org website "
November 23rd, 2011
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