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What to do if you find a banded hawk?

What to do if you find a banded hawk?

If you have found or harvested a banded bird, please report it at You’ll need the band number, or numbers, if the bird has more than one band.

How do you read a bird leg band in Australia?

Each band has a unique number inscribed on it, and the contact details of the organisation to be notified when a band is found. The number on the band identifies when and where the bird was banded. Bands come in many sizes to fit a range of birds’ legs, from enormous albatrosses to tiny wrens.

Can you look up bird band numbers?

Please be ready with the band number, as well as how, where, and when the bird was found. Online: Go to By phone: 1-800-327-BAND (2263) from anywhere in Canada, the United States and most parts of the Caribbean.

What does it mean if a bird is tagged?

Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band or tag around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number.

What does my birds leg band mean?

“Sexing bands are put on the right leg to indicate males and left leg to indicate females.” Open bands may also be put on the bird after determining the sex of the bird. Sex determination bands are put on the right leg to indicate males and left leg to indicate females.

How do I find my bird ring number?

Identification rings for parrots An identification ring is placed on the bird’s leg, and is a popular method for identifying a lost or stolen bird. The ring displays a unique identification number which you should make a note of. You can do this in the Parrot Passport, as provided by The Parrot Society.

How do you read a bird ring?

They are colour coded and produced with consecutive numbers. In the example above: 3 would be the 3rd bird rung, CAGS could be the breeder’s initials or an organisations ID e.g. PSUK, 20 is the year bred, the year is commonly shown as 2 digits and V is the ring size (size V is used for African Grey Parrots).

Why does my bird have a band on its leg?

Why does my bird have a leg band? Leg bands are often applied by the breeder to help identify and keep track of their birds. In small birds, such as parakeets, canaries, and finches, the bands may be composed of either aluminum or plastic. In medium and large pet birds, the bands are composed of aluminum or steel.

Are leg bands bad for birds?

The bands can get caught in cage parts or toys, which can lead to breaks, cuts, dislocations, or sprains. Leg bands that are too small may cause blood flow constriction of the leg. Some smaller birds may develop a buildup of dead skin between the leg and the band, causing the band to become too tight.