Migration patterns are just some of the Information gathered from banded birds.

Migration patterns are just some of the Information gathered from banded birds.

It is usually remarkable to harvest a banded hen and to come across out the data about that fowl like wherever was it banded, how previous it is and the place it has traveled.

These queries are usually answered when a hunter stories the band amount. As biologists, we rely on hunters reporting these bands so we can obtain this facts as nicely.

Banding has been a cornerstone of waterfowl management for many several years and will proceed to be so. We acquire details like harvest costs, age ratio information within the harvest, derivation of harvest, longevity and location of harvest.

I wished to share some harvest place details about the birds we band in South Dakota.

For ducks banded in South Dakota, we will see the harvest centralized close to the banding area early in the time, which is normal as most of the ducks have not still left the place however. The exception would be for blue-winged teal as they are an early migrant. They are banded in South Dakota in August or September can be shot in Texas a 7 days later.  We have experienced band recoveries for teal in Cuba, South The usa and Mexico.