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Successful banding in Omaha

This morning, Betsy Finch and Janet Stander from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, as well as Lauren Dinan and I, banded the four Peregrine Falcon eyases at the WoodmenLife Tower in downtown Omaha.   As an added bonus, Betsy Finch was able to capture the adult female, named Charity, at the nest box so that we could also band this previously unbanded adult bird.  The effort was successful and below are a few photos from this morning’s fun.

Betsy Finch with the adult female.
Betsy Finch with the adult female, Charity.
Betsy Finch and me banding the adult female Peregrine while the eyases patiently wait in their box.
Betsy Finch holding, while I band, the adult female Peregrine while the eyases patiently wait in their box.


Banded eyases pose for photos.

Betsy Finch releasing Charity.
Betsy Finch releasing Charity.

Everyone is back safe and well following the banding.

PEFL woodmen

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Good birding!

Nongame Bird Program

Thanks to Deb Miller, Nicole Steier and everyone else from Woodmenlife that helped make this banding a success.  Thanks to long-time collaborators Betsy Finch and Janet Stander for their ongoing assistance.  

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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