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On 4/7/2021 at 10:35 AM, Tony Leukering said:

Bang on. Also notice the bands on the legs of the first plover, which go a long way to ruling out all plovers other than Piping (with the leg color ruling out the next-most-likely plover species to sport multiple leg bands - Snowy).

Okay, I'm confused.  Are we saying only Pipings and Snowys get banded? 

Why band a bird more than once?

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1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Okay, I'm confused.  Are we saying only Pipings and Snowys get banded? 

It's not technically only Piping and Snowy, but to my knowledge, of the common plovers in the States, they are the two most threatened and are therefore the two that require the most attention and banding. I could be wrong. I'm only guessing.

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4 minutes ago, Trevor L. said:

It's not technically only Piping and Snowy, but to my knowledge, of the common plovers in the States, they are the two most threatened and are therefore the two that require the most attention and banding. I could be wrong. I'm only guessing.

Exactly. People try to band certain species that are threatened or endangers, ie Piping Plover, California Condor, etc., or are under researched, ie what I’ve done with NSWO and Bicknell’s Thrush. Therefore, you are more likely to see a BITH with a band than a HETH, or a Piping Plover than a Semi-palm. 

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2 minutes ago, Avery said:

Exactly. People try to band certain species that are threatened or endangers, ie Piping Plover, California Condor, etc., or are under researched, ie what I’ve done with NSWO and Bicknell’s Thrush. Therefore, you are more likely to see a BITH with a band than a HETH, or a Piping Plover than a Semi-palm. 

I guess U.S. Long-billed thrashers must be under researched, because they’re definitely not rare! :classic_laugh:

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2 hours ago, Avery said:

Exactly. People try to band certain species that are threatened or endangers, ie Piping Plover, California Condor, etc., or are under researched, ie what I’ve done with NSWO and Bicknell’s Thrush. Therefore, you are more likely to see a BITH with a band than a HETH, or a Piping Plover than a Semi-palm. 

Bang on. Band combos enable identifying individuals without having to recapture them.

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