Illinois Department of Natural Resources
November 2021
November 1, 2021
Photo by Jack Bulmer.

Mourning Dove Banding in Illinois Q&A

By Kathy Andrews Wright

Film Date:

July 22, 2021


Doug Brown from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Produced by:

Kathy Andrews Wright

Rick Wright

Edited by:

Sarah Marjanovic

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.