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Participation fee $0
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Spend the time outdoors
Location United States select states on the eastern United States
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American Oystercatcher Banding


http://www.ncsu.edu/project/g...


Help scientists research Oystercatchers' biology.
Report the location, color, and type of bands spotted.

The American Oystercatcher Banding project needs citizen scientists to report the location, color, and type of bands observed on American Oystercatchers.

American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) are striking black and white shorebirds with large reddish-orange bills. Oystercatchers breed on coastal beaches from Baja California to Nova Scotia. Recent evidence of population declines, particularly in the Southeastern U.S., has prompted research aimed at understanding the bird's biology and conservation needs.

Color banding individual birds helps researchers learn about movement, habitat requirements, and survival, but only if people observe and report the locations of banded birds.

You can help!




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