Neck-markered Canada Goose at Tannery Dam

Yesterday afternoon my fiancee and I made a quick stop by Tannery Dam in DuBois, PA after running errands for my daily dose of birding and for the Birding is Fun eBird Challenge. There were four species of waterfowl present including 236 Canada Geese, 14 Mallards, 2 Bufflehead, and 3 Hooded Mergansers. While scanning through the flock of Canada Geese for Mallards, I saw a neck-markered Canada Goose. I was super stoked as this was the first color-markered bird I have found! I’m still waiting to hear back from the Bird Banding Lab on it’s origins, but I’ll report on that later.

Band number: Unknown
Marker_info: Neck collar: RH50 Black on Yellow
Species: Canada Goose
How obtained: Sight record: identified by color band, marked plumage or marker other than standard, numbered metal band.
Status of Bird/Band: Alive – Unknown/Left On Bird
Remarks: Bird was observed with 235 other Canada Geese. Photos of neck-markered bird are available.
Date of recovery: Nov 02, 2012
Location of recovery:
Coordinates: Lat/Lon 41.13263 -78.75606
0.9 miles NNE from Du Bois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States