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Pat McKay — February 08, 12:22AM

Where do I report banded Brown Pelicans?

While on holiday in Mexico I photographed a Brown Pelican with bands on its legs. Is there a website where I should be reporting the numbers?

Krista kaptein — February 07, 07:39PM

Pat, I found this website with a quick search
You could try there & if they can't help maybe they can direct you to the appropriate organization.
Hope this helps!

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Pat McKay — February 08, 08:52PM

Thank you!
Best wishes,

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Christopher Lamsdell — February 11, 05:14PM

go direct to the US banding webiste , you report metal rings and colour bans there as well

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Pat McKay — February 12, 12:19PM

Thanks for the help. I reported the numbers, and today I heard back that the pelican was banded when it was too young to fly on 25th June 2011 on BRETON ISLAND, PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LOUISIANA, USA (COORDINATES: LAT: 29.41667; LON: -89.25 )
So my bird is almost 8 years old, and has moved from Louisiana to Mexico!
And what is even more interesting, is that I unknowingly photographed this same bird in 2017 at the same resort in Mexico - I was just checking back through my old photos and noticed the rings - so, either the bird has moved permanently to Mexico, or it has migrated back at least twice to the same beach in Mexico for the winter. Does anyone know if Brown Pelicans do migrate?

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