Monday, July 30, 2012

Banded Mourning Dove

Via Les Stewart on the Texbirds facebook group:

"Had this banded Mourning Dove show up in my yard in Nacogdoches twice this week (or it could be two different banded doves). Anyway just wondering who is tagging Mourning Doves and if I should report it anywhere. I assume that would be useless, unless I shoot it and get the tag number and I wasn't planning on that..."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

N 1 - Texas City Oystercatcher

The more we know... well, the more we know!

"American Oystercatcher 'N 1,' Haematopus palliatus, at the Texas City dike, 26 July 2012. This bird was tagged at the Nature Conservancy's Texas City Prairie Preserve, up the coast a bit. Its mate has a broken wing and is in rehab, so 'N 1' may have left to search for a new mate."

Click here for the photo.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

banded Prarie Warblers at Montague Sandplains IBA

Via Birding is Fun: banded Prairie Warblers at Montague Sandplains IBA.

No word on their background, or the project - but with multiple banded birds around, it's likely a target species for a study.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Banded White-winged Dove in TX

White-winged Dove in a residential area in Victoria, TX (kind of the central coast - ish), likely part of a population study; via Texas Nature Notes!