Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Curlew Bling; BB&B Reaches Out

This Long-billed Curlew was at Border Field State Park, CA, just south of the Tijuana River Mouth on July 3, 2012. Whose curlew is this?

She looks like she's wearing a geolocator tag on her right leg.

This curlew is very valuable to the biologists who banded her. Fortunately, she looks like she's in good health.

I submitted her band combos and information to the Patuxent Bird Banding Labratory, but I was hoping that maybe one of you might know how to lead me to where she was banded.


  1. Ooh! I worked on LBCUs for my MS work in western NE. This isn't one of ours though. However, let me contact some folks, I'm sure we can find out who....

  2. Wish I could help--lovely photos, though.

  3. Heard through the grapevine that this is one of Alex Hartman's LBCUs from Nevada. I haven't heard anything directly from him though. Apparently this bird has been down in the SD area for several years? It would be nice to hear from him.

    1. Awesome, that's great to know. I didn't know if it was just a migrant or would be wintering...I bet it spends a good nine months of the year here, pretty cool.

    2. I seen one near Sioux falls SD also ,