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Do you have an epic band recovery tale you want to broadcast to the world or just want to share the starting and ending points from a memorable banded bird? Wildfowl has two different ways for you to contribute, through our Band Tales and Passages columns. 

canada geese with leg bands
Do you have a memorable or noteworthy band recovery tale to share?

BAND TALES

Band Tales are short stories from hunters who retell the exciting, interesting, or unbelievable account of their bird band recovery. Be sure to include all the details and what made this outing extra special for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Band Tales column in Wildfowl Magazine

Text Guidelines: 

  • 250-500 word total (brief yet thorough explanation, include important details; who, what, when, where, why, how).
  • Attach a Microsoft Word Doc or fill out the “Tell Us Your Story” field in the form below.
  • Feel free to include a creative headline and photo captions. 
  • (Optional - attach a voice note of your leg band recovery saga).

Photo Guidelines: 

  • Attach your images (horizontal/landscape orientation preferred) with the completed form below.
goose hunter showing goose leg band
Every band has a special memory and we want to share your story.

PASSAGES


Our Passages column is a map form of band reports that highlights the banding and recovery locations of banded waterfowl across North America. Fill out the form below with your personal information and the details of your band or simply attach a copy of your USGS Band Certificate for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Passages column in Wildfowl Magazine

Wildfowl Magazine Passages column
Wildfowl's "Passages" column chronicles the journeys of banded birds across North America and beyond.

 
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