Date: 11/8/17 6:30 am From: Emily Heiser <emily.heiser...> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] The Shorebird Show
Hi Harvey & all,
American Oystercatcher banding in New Jersey has evolved over the years using various types of bands and band codes. The current format is an orange band with a triangle alpha-numeric code. Double digit alpha-numeric codes were used up until the last two or three years. The switch was made range-wide to account for more band combinations. The colors have historically indicated which state the bird was banded in (NJ - orange, VA - black, MA - yellow, etc). Be aware of yellow as the early NJ orange bands have faded to yellow over the years. In recent years, states have clumped colors together - now NY & NJ are sharing orange bands. Please report all band resights for AMOY to the American Oystercatcher Working Group. Here is the link to the report form: http://ancperch.org/amoy/public_menu.php?
The general AMOY WG website also discusses more information on banding, resighting and AMOY conservation. http://amoywg.org/
On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM, Harvey Tomlinson <oddbirdsin...> wrote:
> Hi Jersey Birders, > I spent a few hours at Stone Harbor Point yesterday and the Shorebird show > (4k) that was reported on Whats App continues. > I walked up over the dune from the parking lot and found 80+ > Oystercatchers. > What made them interesting is the 12 birds I photographed that were banded. > Unlike Sanderlings or Semipalmated Sandpipers that have a "flag" the > Oystercatchers have 2 large bands. > One on each leg displaying the same color and number. > Reading the numbers wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and the format > on each band was a bit different from bird to bird. > I started to load them into the Shorebird Resighting web page (http:// > bandedbirds.org/ ) and found some of the band numbers were incomplete > meaning I had only gotten part of the number. > I found 3 colors. Black, orange and yellow. > I assume they represent different banding locations but maybe just > individual banders ? > Other species at the Point included: Red Knots, Westerns, Sanderlings, > Semi-Plovers, Black-bellied Plovers, Turnstones, an early Purple Sandpiper, > and the ever present Dunlin. > When leaving I flushed a Yellow-billed Cuckoo along the access road. > I didn't see any of the Orange-crowned Warblers Tom Reed had posted from > the day before. > At least 1 bird always seems to linger into winter there. > Fun time at the Point as always. > Good Birding > Harvey Tomlinson > Del Haven NJ > https://www.flickr.com/photos/shearh2o/ > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/ > reporting-rare-birds/> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi >
-- Emily Heiser Wildlife Biologist Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey *Keeping New Jersey's Wildlife in our Future* 609.628.0401 <emily.heiser...>