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