Hey just wanted to let you guys to the South of us that we are going to be banding doves up here for the next few weeks.
I got involved with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife dept. today through a volunteer program that I am in and we are going to trap and band at least 200 doves up here. 200 is the goal, but if we can catch more we will. The Feds. want to track migration and hunting to get a better overview of where these birds are going and where they are being hunted. The only thing I can say so far is good luck reading the band, better have a magnifying glass handy. Started today by placing the traps with bait in them unset to get the birds used to going into them. There are at least 200 just in the small area that I am involved in and this is state wide. Will post more info as it happens.