Please send all colour band observations to the Australian Bird and
Bat Banding Scheme, you can do this online at:
EVERY band put on a wild bird in Australian territory has to be
registered with them, including colour bands. Given this, if you send
details to this body you will get a reply. In my experience they are
very good about providing details.
This comes up repeatedly in birding-aus, so apologies for another
posting, but it seems the message hasn't been picked up by birders.
On 13/06/2008, at 12:48 PM, Mike Carter wrote:
If you do get a response or find out who should be advised for their
benefit and so that we can learn the derivation of these neck banded
swans, please let me know. I reported one here on BIRDING-AUS, two
on BA VicGroup's Birdline Sightings, recorded details in two reports
to Melbourne Water but have had no feed back.
Hope you get better luck. Have had similar lack of response
reporting banded Albatrosses
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Mount Eliza VIC 3930
Tel (03) 9787 7136