Hunters Asked to Report Banded Birds
North Dakota hunters are asked to report banded waterfowl taken during the 2003 season.
Hunters can report a duck or goose band by calling 1-800-327-BAND, or online at the U.S. Geological Survey's web site www.pwrc.usgs.gov (click on Bird Banding Laboratory). Required information includes how, when, and where the bird was recovered, type of species, and the band number.
In addition, the Canadian Wildlife Service designed a web site to encourage public inquiry on collared lesser snow geese and Ross' geese. The web page is part of an international project aimed at conservation of Arctic geese and their habitat.
People who harvest neck-banded snow or Ross' geese in spring or fall, or observers who can identify numbers on neck bands, can report those numbers online at www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/whitegoosecollars.
Combined with birds collared in previous years, the Mid-Continent population probably has more than 30,000 snow and Ross' geese wearing neck bands.
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