Birds

Based on safety reports available from the EPA, many of the pesticides being used by local agencies for mosquito control are considered to have very low toxicity to birds. For more information, contact your local health department for information on the...
This is a common problem. The bird sees the reflection and thinks it is another bird encroaching on his territory. One solution is to put a silhouette of a hawk in the window. That scares them off. Birding and nature stores sell paper cutouts that you...
 As of January 2011 and since 1960*, the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) has received over 64 million banding records. Since the inception of the North American Bird Banding Program, the BBL has received over 4 million encounter records. On average, over...
You can access the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's Bird Banding Laboratory. "How to Report a Bird Band" Call toll-free, 1-800-327-2263, from anywhere in Canada, the United States, and most parts of the Caribbean. Please have all the information...
The BBS is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.Following a...
Because banding birds requires capturing the birds and handling them before the banding takes place, the banding of birds in the United States is controlled under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and requires a federal banding permit. Some states require a...
Bird banding data are useful in both research and management projects. For example, individual identification of birds allows for possible studies of dispersal and migration, behavior and social structure, life-span and survival rate, reproductive...