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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2008, 12:34   #1
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Bands on Turnstones

I found these 2 Ruddy Turnstones in the Caribbean with bands/rings on can anybody tell me where they were banded please.
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2008, 19:11   #2
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Try the Website CR Birding . The CR stands for Colour Ringing It is mainly European
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Old Thursday 24th January 2008, 09:19   #3
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Sightings of colour-marked birds can be reported online. For birds within Europe please report details at www.ring.ac
Details of colour-marked birds submitted here are directed to the appropriated colour-ring coordinator who will contact potential ringers and request details are passed back to the observer; because this communication process can take a bit of time please be patient when waiting for a reply.

For sightings in North America please use the form at http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/

The birds in question here have most likely been marked in Delaware Bay on the east coast of the USA. The Turnstone in the left phot has a flag with an inscribed unique code, if this can be read then the indivudual may be able to be traced. Please see http://www.shorebirds.skalizar.net/volunteer.html or http://www.fw.delaware.gov/Shorebirds/ for details of Shorebird monitoring in Delaware Bay.

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Thanks very much, this looks the most likely place these are from.
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