South Carolina's Bald Eagles - Bands

Bald EagleIf you find a bird with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or U.S. Geological Survey band attached to the leg or color marker on the neck, report the information by calling 1-800-327-2263, or report online http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/

Band reports from dead and live birds are used to answer research and management questions. Banding reports lead to information on dispersal and migration, behavior, survival rates, reproductive success and population growth.

In South Carolina, many different species of birds are banded each year including wood duck, mottled duck, mourning dove, passerine birds, and shorebirds.

Some racing pigeons are banded and reports can be made to the racing union the bird is in. More information http://www.pigeon.org/lostbirdinfo.htm