Report a banded bird
Virginia Tech uses Darvic flags (bands with a tab) and Darvic color bands to mark variety of species of shorebirds and seabirds. Often these birds carry a field-readable etched band or flag, while many also carry color bands and a smaller green flag.
If you see a banded bird
We are very interested in hearing about it! Please email email@example.com and we can provide you with the bird’s banding history and answer any questions you may have. We can also direct you to the proper bander if you resight a plover with a different color flag and don’t know who to contact. Please include in your email, if you are able:
Location of the resight.
Date of the resight.
Description of the band combination including the color and placement of each band. You may use the guide in Image 1 to describe the band placements if that helps.
If possible, a photo of the bird with combination visible.