Re: [SWFLBirdline] Re: Banded Caracaras
- Vince and all,
Why does it have to be someone banding in those counties, are you talking
about judged fledged juveniles? As you know Black-crowned Night Herons
(unlike the resident Caracara) are highly migratory breeding well north into
Canada. A banded bird or birds seen could come from anywhere south, east,
Port Charlotte, FL
> At least one of my birding "mysteries" is solved. Read below. Now if I
> could just find out who bands Black-crowned Night-Herons in Collier &
> Monroe Counties. . . .
> Vince Lucas
> >Your e-mail was forwarded to me by Fred Lohrer at Archbold Biological
> >Station. I am the one who banded that bird. I banded over 200
> >caracaras in south-central Florida during the years 1994 - 2000 and that
> >is undoubtedly one of my birds! In fact, we did band one adult and at
> >least 3 chicks in the area of the [Hendry County] correctional facility,
> however that
> >was in 1996, so the bird could be the adult or it could be one of the
> >nestlings. If at all possible, it is very important that you or someone
> >try to read that band. The numbers or letters will be white, and if
> >there are more than one, they will be stacked one on top of the other.
> >They could be either numbers or letters. The bird might still be the
> >adult male from the territory at the prison, in which case it would be
> >at least 12 years old! However, if the bird is a nestling banded from
> >elsewhere, it could have come from a far distance. I used blue bands on
> >a number of birds. In any case, it would be very important for my
> >dataset to know more about that bird. I sure would appreciate any more
> >information that you can give me, at any time about caracaras in your
> >area. I will be in Florida during late Feb-early March but I don't know
> >if I'll make it down that far south.
> >Thank you again for the sighting information and please let me know if
> >you have any questions about the caracara.
> >Joan Morrison
> >Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology
> >Dept. of Biology
> >Trinity College
> >300 Summit St.
> >Hartford, CT 06106
> >ph: 860-297-4120
> >fax: 860-297-2538
> >e-mail: joan.morrison@...
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