Alaska Science Center
Swan Surveillance and Research
Report Tundra Swan sightings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tundra Swans with blue neck bands from Alaska
Tundra Swans were marked in Western and Northern Alaska in the summers of 2006-2010 with coded neck bands as part of an effort to learn more about the timing of migration and movements relative to breeding area.
Neck bands have a four-digit code that begins with a letter, and are read from bottom to top. Bands are blue with white digits, except codes T3##, which are white with black digits.
In 2008, 50 swans were implanted with satellite transmitters, many of which are still functioning. Birds with transmitters were not collared, but have a black antenna exiting near the base of the tail. The movements of these swans can be followed at our web site: http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/avian_influenza/TUSW/index.php
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HISTORY OF THE BANDED SWAN THEY OBSERVED.