[Tweeters] Peregrine Leg Bands

Dianna Moore dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com
Fri Dec 12 09:14:52 PST 2008

Hi Dan.Those leg bands are found on the peregrines banded by Dan Varland
(PhD) for his research of raptors of the Washington coast (I am a volunteer
with his team). The blue band on the right leg is an anodized aluminum Fish
& Wildlife band indicating the bird was banded on the beach between Grayland
on the south and the Copalis River on the north. The green band indicates a
Peale's subspecies, and has white letters and/or numbers visible with a
spotting scope to track the individual bird. Where did you see this bird?

I have cc'd this to Dan Varland, who does not read Tweeters.

Dianna Moore

Ocean Shores, Wa.

dlmoor2 at coastaccess.com


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Subject: [Tweeters] Peregrine Leg Bands

Hello group,

I was recently reviewing video taken last summer and found an adult
Peregrine with a right leg blue band and left leg green band. I could not
see any numbers or letters. What do the colored bands tell us about this


Dan Reiff, PhD

Mercer Island

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