Date: 1/21/18 7:33 am From: Jen Sanford <jjsanford...> Subject: [Tweeters] Vancouver Banded Snow Geese
The last couple of years I've become a bit obsessed with finding and reporting banded geese and swans. On January 10th I noticed a pair of banded Snow Geese in the huge flock frequenting the Vancouver Lake area and reported their bands that day. Yesterday I received their reports and learned the birds were banded on Wrangel Island in Russia, my first non-U.S. birds! An online article from last July notes that in 2017 Wrangel Island had their highest count of Snow Goose pairs in 50 years: 100,000 pairs! This pair I saw was just one in 100,000.