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Calling citizen scientists!

photo credit: Alan Wormington

photo credit: Marci Todd

Have you seen a wing-tagged or banded Great Egret?

Scientists are tagging and banding Great Egrets on their breeding grounds to learn about migration and overwintering patterns.  Since 2001 more than 2000 young flightless egrets have been uniquely wing-tagged or leg banded with red bands.  Re-sightings are needed!

Become a citizen scientist by bringing your binoculars on your Caribbean vacation this winter.  Send your Egret sightings and photos to Chip Weseloh (chip.weseloh (at) canada.ca).  Remember to record the date, time and location, as well as the colour of the wing-tag (orange, green or blue) or the band and the characters on it.

Happy Birding!