California Waterfowl pintail banding crews have moved on to Northeastern California and have been subjected to some extreme weather. Despite the harsh conditions, crews have completed four net releases totaling 518 pintail! The latest capture occurred this morning at Lower Klamath and concluded our post season banding efforts. Totals for 2012 are: 1,103 pintail, 614 American wigeon, four Eurasian wigeon and two hybrids. 1,721 total ducks banded!
For more information, go to http://www.calwaterfowl.org/web2/programs/pintails/banding_pintails.htm
CWA would like thank our partners: DFG, USFWS, Private Landowners, Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Without your support, these banding efforts would not be possible. Special thanks to DFG for providing Duck Stamp funding in support of this project.