The Bird Banding Lab at Patuxent no longer handles color-marked birds.
They do not have sufficient personnel to handle the requests, instead
they will direct observers to the research teams doing the field work.
At least that has been my experience in reporting neck-collars for
Greater Snow Geese from Kent County, Maryland (BTW we observed one of
the neck-collared Blue Geese sighted at Dead Creek last autumn here in
MD). The web address for the Snow Goose researchers based in Quebec is:
There are two basic areas where Greater Snow Geese are banded for the
project: Bylot Island SW of Ellesmere Island (as well as a few on
Ellesmere itself) in Nunavut well north of the Arctic Circle, and Isle
aux Oies, a major migration staging site on the St. Lawrence River. All
marked individuals are banded as adult females.
Walter Ellison & Nancy Martin
23460 Clarissa Rd
Chestertown, MD 21620
Observing Nature is like unwrapping a big pile of presents every time
you take a walk.
Peter Manship wrote:
> Yes Last night while looking at the photos I took on 10-20-08 of the Snow
> Geese I found one with a yellow neck band that reads " H94 " I was going to
> ask the same question today. If anyone know how to find out about this neck
> band number please email me or post how to. I can email the image to anyone
> Thanks for any help and Good birding
> Peter Manship
> Lake Pauline
> Ludlow Vt