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The basics of reporting banded birds

Advocate photo by Joe Macaluso. Shot 9/27/2007. Region 7 biologist Mike Perot inspects a mature wood duck drake to make sure the just-applied band is secure. Perot and biologist supervisor Chris Davis recorded the band number, noted the sex and maturity of the bird before releasing him into the woods off the Amite River. The wood duck drake is the most colorful duck breeding in Louisiana.

It’s an annual appeal, and it comes from biologists who manage the two most hunted species in Louisiana. Federal and state waterfowl biologists want duck and goose hunters to report taking banded birds. And state’s wildlife biologists want deer hunters to… Continue reading →