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Old 11-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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What You Can Learn From Waterfowl Bands and Collars
October 10, 2012
by Bob Humphrey

What You Can Learn From Waterfowl Bands and Collars | Outdoor Life
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Fewer than one in a thousand ducks and geese sport leg bands or collars, making them a rare and unusual trophy for a hunter. Each has a story to tell, tying its wearer to a particular place and time, and telling the tale of its journey. Their recovery also provides information crucial to the proper management of our continent’s waterfowl populations.

In 1902, Dr. Paul Bartsch of the Smithsonian Institution was the first to band birds in North America. Today, research biologists...
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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If you find one and call it in, you get to keep the band, and you get a certificate telling you specifics of where the bird was when it was banded.
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