New York State
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For the birders and birds of the Empire State

Marked/Banded Birds Last Updated 11/2/01

Eastern Tundra Swan Project

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

The Atlantic Flyway is involved in a movement study of eastern tundra swans. During the winters of 2000-01 and 2001-02, biologists in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are putting radio transmitters and satellite transmitters on eastern tundra swans. These transmitters are attached to white neck collars. If any of these transmitters are found or reported to you, would you please contact:

Khristi Wilkins or Rich Malecki
NY Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fernow Hall, Room 202
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-0188



As a part of this study, gray neck collars with black lettering (no transmitters) have been placed on birds in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. If you see any of these neck collars, please forward all verified sightings to the state biologist in or nearest your state. These contacts are:

Delaware Tom Whittendale 302-653-2882

Maryland Larry Hindman 410-827-8612

North Carolina Dennis Luszcz 252-482-7787

Pennsylvania John Dunn 717-776-7337

Virginia Gary Costanzo 757-253-4180

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