New York State
Ornithological Association

For the birders and birds of the Empire State

Marked Birds Posted 5/1/04


Double-crested Cormorants,
Great Black-backed Gulls,
and Great Egrets

This is not a project of NYSOA. This information is provided for New York birders who may encounter marked birds.

Double-crested Cormorants and Great Black-backed Gulls have been banded with coloured plastic leg-bands on Canadian and U.S. islands in eastern Lake Ontario. The bands also contain numbers and letters, e.g. A10.
Please note the colour of the band and of the alpha-numeric codes, as well as date and location of sighting.

Great Egrets have been banded with coloured plastic leg-bands on an island in southern Georgian Bay (Lake Huron), Ontario. The bands are red with white numbers and letters, e.g. A10.

Note: Dr. Weseloh also banded Great Egrets with red leg-bands in June 2002 on Motor Island. See the 2002 Great Egret Banding page for more information.

Please notify:

Dr. Chip Weseloh
Canadian Wildlife Service
4905 Dufferin St.
Downsview, Ontario M3H 5T4


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