Mourning Dove Banding in Illinois Q&A
July 22, 2021
Doug Brown from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Kathy Andrews Wright
Questions received in advance of the conversation are listed below, with the time noted should you desire to fast-forward to a topic of interest.
0:52 Demonstration of dove banding process
1:53 Characteristics of an adult dove
3:16 Characteristics of a male dove
3:42 Recapture of a banded bird
4:34 Characteristics of a female dove
5:50 Characteristics of a young of the year dove
7:32 Bands registered with the U.S. Geological Survey
9:10 Reporting harvest of banded birds
9:57 Incidental catch of a house finch
10:29 Timing of annual banding process
11:39 Doug Brown’s background with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
12:30 Capture oddies
13:04 Handling avian predators
13:41 History of national dove banding project
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Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.