[CT Birds] Reporting Bird bands found on a dead bird

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Sat May 31 13:11:29 EDT 2008

The info on the band is supposed to be enough to get the band back to the 
Bird Banding lab but, just in case, the full address is :

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Bird Banding Laboratory
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4037

Your friend will get a letter from them telling him or her about the band 
(if they can read it), when and where banded and the data on the bird.

Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John D Babington" <davewb07 at sbcglobal.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 10:28 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Reporting Bird bands found on a dead bird

A family friend here in Washington, CT found a dead gray cat bird with a 
bird band by the side of his house about May 13. I gave my friend the toll 
free number at Patuxent to report the band number to Patuxent. My friend was 
at my house today and gave me the band he found on the catbird. He had not 
been able to read the band number and was hoping I could. I could not read 
the band number either. I checked the Web site for Patuxent but only found 
the electronic method of reporting band numbers, which assumes you can read 
the bird band number. Can one just mail the band, with the details about the 
finding of the dead bird, to Bird Band, Laurel MD 20708? If this is not the 
address to mail in the band, what is the address for mailing in the band?

David Babington
Washington, CT
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