Please include the following information with each report:
Flag and band colors, location on each leg, and any alphanumeric codes on the flags.
Location of sighting
Date of sighting
Any photo that shows the bands and/or flag
Coded black, gray, or white flags on the upper leg (photo below): These are coded flags with two alphnumeric characters. Please send reports to Cheri.Gratto-Trevor@ec.gc.ca.
Photo: Ron D’Entremont
Green flags (coded and uncoded) on the upper leg: Please send reports to email@example.com. Some of the green flags are coded with three alphanumeric characters, but other pipers carry an uncoded (plain) green flag along with lower leg bands.
Pink coded flags on the upper leg (photo below) with two alphanumeric characters: Please report to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com and see the below notice via Audubon about the birds banded in The Bahamas this winter in PDF form.
Photo: M. Jeffery
Orange flags (uncoded) and bands: Please report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Color bands on only the upper legs and no flag: Some of these have one band on each upper leg, some have two bands per upper leg. Please report to email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your help! We hope to find some of these birds here in Connecticut, and please remember that the more information and reports these projects receive the more can be understood about the biology of this threatened species.