Citizen Science project
From: Stiller, Joshua C (DEC) <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 9:20 am
Subject: Call to birders and wildlife photographers - Researchers need your help looking for marked brant!
Figure 1- Colored leg band with a geolocator
Figure 2- GPS transmitter
Figure 3- New leg bands that will be deployed this winter, one on each leg
- If you see a brant with a colored leg band(s), please report the observation to the Bird Banding Laboratory at www.reportband.gov. Under the "what" tab of the reporting form, select "Color marker only (neck collar, wing tag, colored leg band, etc.)". After you enter the report information, the website will also give you the option of uploading photographs of the bird; if you were able to capture a picture of the bird and marker, please upload your photo! If you observe one of the birds with two colored leg bands later this winter or in subsequent years of this project, please note the color of each band, color of the lettering, the number/letter on each band, and which leg each band was on (right or left leg of the bird). When you complete the report, the bird banding lab will e-mail you a certificate of appreciation for your time and assistance.
- If you see a bird with a transmitter, but NO color leg band, please send an e-mail to Joshua.Stiller@dec.ny.gov to report your observation. Pictures of the bird would be greatly appreciated.