Post by Ryan Thompson on Dec 14, 2004 20:29:11 GMT -5
Today while participating in the Huron, SD Christmas Bird Count, we noticed a dead raptor near the shoulder of the road. We stopped and while attempting to ID the bird, noticed it had a seamless band, jesses, and a transmitter. According to the Patuxent Bird Banding Laboratory, falconry band recoveries are to be reported to the respective state's DNR, which I have done. Since I'm not sure this bird's owner lives in South Dakota, is there another place I should look to try and contact the bird's owner? Our pooled skills have tenatively identified the bird as a Gyrfalcon. It's band number is RW091749.
if the falcon is dead leave it alone it aint bothering you so dont bother it
You don't leave a dead raptor alone if it has a friggin band and transmitter on it. That means it belongs to someone! Duh! You need to give them back their equipment, not let it rot. I'm sure they'd also like to know that their bird isn't coming back.
Why don't you get hold of your local conservation officer and report the bird and the eqt. Or, write the number of the band down and report it either by phone or mail to the federal fish and wild life. Also you may want to post it on some of the major falconry forums. That bird can't be from too far away with the transmitter still attached.
I don't know about you guys but here we must report on the status of our birds at the beginning of each year. Is it alive, dead, lost or transfered. also to whom, where,and when. thins is importwnt information Make the contacts.