SE Colorado Birding

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Watch for banded gulls

We get both Thayer's and Glaucous Gulls in SE Colorado so if you are looking at gulls here please check for these banded ones here or anywhere you see these species.

"LOOKING FOR COLOR-BANDED GULL–Please keep your "eyes peeled" for color-banded Thayer's and Glaucous Gulls. Adults and fledglings of both species have been banded over the past 4 nesting seasons (2003-2006) in the Canadian high Arctic and we'd love to know where these birds are going in the fall, winter and spring. Each THGU has been banded with a bright yellow leg band that has been engraved with a black alphanumeric code (e.g., B1). Similarly, each GLGU has been banded with a red or white leg band that has been engraved with a white or dark blue alphanumeric code, respectively. Each adult bird has additional solid color bands on one or both legs. If you observe banded adult or juvenile Thayer's or Glaucous Gulls, please record the location, date and the alphanumeric code. Also, any information regarding behavior or diet would be greatly appreciated. If you see any of these birds, please report the sighting(s) to CINDY ANDERSON, Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (EM: Your help is kindly appreciated!"

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