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Banded Black Skimmers on Vacation Island

Banded Black Skimmers on Vacation Island
By {authorlink} – 10:03 pm

When I was reviewing photographs taken last week of the estimated 60 Black Skimmers at Vacation Island’s North Cove, I noticed that two were banded—one with a single band, and the other had one band on each leg.

Unfortunately, the distance to the birds was great enough to preclude reading of the bands.
From my rudimentary investigations, it appears that there are several Black  Skimmer banding efforts on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
However, is anyone familiar with Black Skimmer branding efforts in California?
Is there any information of use to these efforts that isn’t dependent upon being accompanied by a band number?
Thanks in advance for any information.
Carl Ebeling 
South Mission Hills