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Mile 245 Report
May 14, 2009
Found banded dead Cormorant on Roads End beach.
Found banded dead Cormorant on Roads End beach. There were 3 bands attached to the wing. All were plastic: black, blue, purple. Contacted Roy Lowe and Robert Loeffel via email.Pics attached.Per Roy, "The plastic wire ties on this bird were placed there By a COAAST volunteer as part of their study to see how low carcasses persist on the beach. These type of marking do not need to be reported and unfortunately many people remove these birds from the beach and bring them to us to report them. I knew when COAAST started this project this would happen. We appreciate and I don't want to discourage you from reporting things like this if there is any confusion. The true marking of most live birds is with individually numbered leg bands and often also numbered color leg bands. If you ever do find birds with these please photograph and retain the bird and bands and report them to me as we can obtain the data on each bird."
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