[Tweeters] Request for observations of banded raptors

Benjamin Johnson tiger80 at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 3 10:03:54 PST 2013

Hello All. This is a call for resightings of color banded raptors in Skagit County and surrounding areas for a study that is investigating raptor winter site fidelity and movements along the Skagit River Flats. Red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and merlins have been banded with coded color leg bands. Red-tailed hawks have been banded with blue bands engraved with 1 or 2 digit white numbers. American kestrels and merlins have been banded with red bands engraved with 2 digit white numbers. Bands are read either vertically (from foot upwards) or horizontally (left to right). If you spot these banded birds please report to Ben Vang-Johnson at tiger80 at hotmail.com , noting band color, number code, bird species, date, and specific location (such as a street address, intersection, or GPS coordinates). Even partial information on band code will be useful. If you are interested in learning more about the project or Puget Sound Bird Observatory, please check out our website, http://pugetsoundbirds.org/. Thanks for your help!

Ben Vang-Johnson

Seattle, WA

tiger80 at hotmail.com

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