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Discussion in 'Snow Goose Hunting Forum' started by KEN, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Neck Collar

    Neck Collar Senior Refuge Member

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    The tarsus bands are used to observe & document
    the geese @ a closer distance on their summer breeding
    grounds whereas the larger neck collars are much more
    visible at a greater distance as the geese migrate & on
    their wintering grounds...Be safe...NC
     
  2. King Eider

    King Eider Elite Refuge Member

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    Ok just throwing this out there. I checked all the web sites for any info and have come up empty. Just trying to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Didn't get the alpha/numeric code:cry but...

    Any one ever seen or heard of snows with white collars/black letters? Saw two in a flock of 1000 or so all white birds. Appeared to be all Snows, kind of unusual, no ross or blues.

    What is origin of banding?
     
  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Where would a black collar with white lettering be from ,The web page won't open for me.
     
  4. Canuk

    Canuk Senior Refuge Member

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    Snow goose I am assuming??

    Likely Louisiana (winter capture and marking), with a slight possibility of Wrangle Island Russia. IIRC. Given your location (assuming you shot in CALI, Wrangle is slightly more than a slight possibility.

    I imagine you will find out soon, let us know.
     
  5. Canuk

    Canuk Senior Refuge Member

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    Or more often used on birds that cannot accept a neck collar. e.g. young geese (legs grow to full size before head/neck can accept a collar, and Brant as neck collars will interfere with courting and mate aquisition.

    Neck collars are still best for re-observation on breeding grounds, but have costs associated with them (reduced survival).
     
  6. reeltime

    reeltime Elite Refuge Member

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    Probably a skagit bay, wa collar. The other option I believe would be wrangle island.
     
  7. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE Elite Refuge Member

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    All three of these collars came from Nunavut

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  8. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Yes Snow goose ,sorry about that.
    I shot the bird years ago , i'm pretty sure it was from Wrangle Island.(that seems to ring a bell .)
    I will have to find that band and see if I can pull up the info. again ,I remember it was a really old bird , just can't remember how old.:eek:
    I'll find the band and dig up the info.
    Yes it was shot in the Sacramento Valley CA
     
  9. NWh2ofowlr

    NWh2ofowlr Elite Refuge Member

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    The Wrangle Island birds had red originally and the past three years they have had brown neck collars. Many were being collard on Fir Island, WA.
     
  10. Layout101

    Layout101 Elite Refuge Member

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