Updated April 29, 2008
VULTURES WITH YELLOW OR WHITE WING TAGS
The USDA/APHIS/WS/National Wildlife Research Center is conducting research evaluating the movements of YELLOW or WHITE wing-tagged vultures. Each tagged bird has a cattle ear tag in its RIGHT wing and each tag has a letter and number (ie. F47 or C20) or a series of 3 letters (ie. AMJ) that may also be visible from below while the birds soar. The yellow tagged birds were marked and released in North Florida and the white tagged birds were marked and released in Virginia and Florida.
To report a sighting:
Send the location of the sighting, tag number, species, and any pertinent behavioral or other information to:
- By email: John.S.Humphrey@aphis.usda.gov
- By phone: (352) 375-2229
- By snail mail:
John S. Humphrey, Wildlife Biologist
USDA/APHIS/WS/National Wildlife Research Center
2820 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641
Any information of recoveries of tagged birds should be sent to the USFWS Bird Banding Lab in Maryland
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