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Woodmen banding – updated

On this rainy morning, Lauren Dinan and I, along with our partners from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, trekked up to the Woodmen Tower to band Peregrine Falcon eyases in downtown Omaha.   The banding went off without a hitch and below are a few photos from event.  Also, here are links to stories from Omaha media.

KETV Channel 7

WOWT Channel 6

KMTV Channel 3

Omaha World Herald

Bands and banding equipment laid out before the action begins.
Raptor Recovery personnel taking a blood sample from one eyas while the other await.
Four Omaha chicks
Woodmen eyases lined up after being banded and given a health check-up.
Woodmen eyases
The Woodmen eyases posing for a photo-op right before they were put back in their nestbox.  In the foreground, from left to right, are Denise Lewis, Janet Stander and Betsy Finch of Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery.

Many thanks to Woodmen of the World and Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery.  Sorry we do not have a photo of us (Lauren and I) banding the chicks, but we are unable to do two things (band and photograph) at once.  Thanks to Lauren for snapping photos.  Excellent morning!

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About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

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