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Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Band Recovery !

We recently received notification that a Green-winged Teal (similiar to the individual in the following photo) originally banded at MacIntyre Marsh in May 2009 was recovered (shot) in southern California this past winter.

This recovery is interesting as we only banded 3 ducks during 2009; however, band recovery rates at much higher (1 in 1o0) for ducks because they are hunted. This recovery is similar to a number of recoveries for this species which have been found to show Yukon Green-winged Teal overwintering in California.

Just over one month until the MacIntyre Marsh Station (in Whitehorse) opens for the spring season !

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