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Re: Report Banded Brown Pelicans, Win a Pair of Binoculars (BETTER LINK)

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  • Bernardo Alps
    Sorry, for some reason neither the straight URL nor the shortened one seems to work. Try http://blog.bird-rescue.org/. If you get to the IBR website, click on
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2012
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      Sorry, for some reason neither the straight URL nor the shortened one seems to work. Try http://blog.bird-rescue.org/.

      If you get to the IBR website, click on Blog on the top navigation bar.




      -----Original Message-----
      From: Bernardo Alps
      Sent: Nov 5, 2012 7:59 AM
      To: Bernardo Alps
      Subject: [venturacobirding] Report Banded Brown Pelicans, Win a Pair of Binoculars





      Hi all.

      Sorry for the major cross posting; some of you are going to see this message quite a few times.

      International Bird Rescue has announced a contest for the most rehabilitated Brown Pelicans reported to their website between now and February 2. Details are at http://www.bird-rescue.org/pelican-project/banded-pelican-sighting-contest.aspx, or http://tinyurl.com/beo43ps.

      For the past couple of years, IBR has been outfitting the Brown Pelicans they release with blue leg bands with a code in white consisting of one letter and two digits, e.g. S19. There are now 1000 birds sporting these bands, but Brown Pelicans released earlier with just metal bands are also eligible if you can obtain the entire nine digit code, e.g. 0669-00130. Birds have been released from both the Fairfield and San Pedro facilities and have been reported over a wide area from Mexico to Washington and in some Gulf states.

      I imagine that most birders already report their marked bird sightings to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Bird Banding Laboratory, http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/, but this challenge adds a little extra incentive.

      Take care,

      Bernardo

      Bernardo Alps
      www.photocetus.com
      Whalephoto@...
      310.597.0449
      P.O. Box 1667
      San Pedro, CA 90733




      Bernardo Alps
      www.photocetus.com
      Whalephoto@...
      310.597.0449
      P.O. Box 1667
      San Pedro, CA 90733
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