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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
albur18

reporting a banded Piping Plover

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albur18    102

Does anyone know the best way to report a banded Piping Plover?  I took the pictures below on Friday on Topsail Island, NC.  I know that in this case, the sequence of colored bands and whether they have flags are what identifies the individual bird, but I've never reported any type of banded bird.  I know the BBL website is a possibility, but I didn't know if there was a more specific place to report a PIPL.  Thanks!

35732979753_c90d155c92_k.jpgPipingPlover8-11-17(2)edit by albur_18, on Flickr

35732948523_40e93bc7f7_k.jpgPipingPlover8-11-17edit by albur_18, on Flickr

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albur18    102

I will let you know, thanks!  And as a side note, two pairs were confirmed this year nesting on Presque Isle, Erie, PA.  These I believe are the first Piping Plovers to nest in the Great Lakes outsidea of Lake Michigan/Superior/Huron area in decades!

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