Birders are once again being asked to be on the lookout for wing-tagged
Great Egrets this summer-autumn. Great Egrets were tagged earlier this
month in Canada and in the New York Harbor.
In Canada, they were tagged at their nesting colony on Georgian Bay, Lake
Huron, near Collingwood, Ontario (100 km NW of Toronto). This year
flightless young birds were marked with light BLUE tags, one on each wing.
The tags are marked with two numbers and a letter, e.g. 28T.
In New York City, birds were tagged in Jamaica Bay with YELLOW tags with
either 2 numbers and a letter, or a letter and 2 numbers (black).
If you see such a tagged bird, please send us the details as to date, time,
location, color of the tag and the numerical-letter characters. In past
years, orange and green tags have also been used, so be watchful for these
colors as well. Some of the orange tags have faded to white…with black
We had a Wing-tagged egret in the Meadowlands last summer. Link is here. Photo is above.