Sep 28, 2012

Blue Bands

In 2009, International Bird Rescue began marking pelicans with colored leg bands to make them easier to identify.

Upon release from either of their two hospitals, each brown pelican is fitted with a federal band on one leg and a large numbered blue band on the other.

Currently there are just under 1,000 pelicans sporting a blue ring, and they're being spotted from Mexico to the state of Washington.

Get out there are start looking!

Report a Blue-Banded pelican HERE.