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All releasable birds at the Feather are banded with U.S. Fish and Wildlife bands.  If at all possible all adult birds are released back to their home territory.  Most adult birds have  a home territory which it defends and raises its young.  It is most important not to put an adult raptor out into an area that is  occupied by another raptor of the same species in its breeding or nesting season.

The following are examples of rehabilitated raptors, waterfowl and some songbirds recovered after having been previously banded and released.  NONE of this information would be possible without a band or a transmitter on the bird.  This is the only way rehabbers receive feedback concerning the wildlife rehabilitation they have dedicated their lives to.  We realize that one bird more or less in the wild will not make a difference in the whole scheme of things, but if any given bird is successfully rehabilitated back to the wild, it certainly makes a difference to THAT bird.   

If you find a bird with a band on it, you can call this toll free number for the banding information 1-800-327-2263 or log on to their web site by clicking here.

 

Click on the following names for banded returns......

Great Horned Owls

Red Tailed Hawks

Misc Banded Birds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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