Welcome to My banded tern.

Help researchers track movements and study the survival rates of Caspian terns along the Pacific Coast region by reporting the color-bands on the legs of terns, as well as the date, time, location, and activity of any banded terns.

Color-banded terns have been marked with:

  • 1) up to 3 small bands on each leg (left photo), or
  • 2) up to 3 small bands on the left leg and 1 tall alphanumeric band on the right leg (right photo).

Please report the color band combination on each leg, reading the colors and alphanumeric code from top to bottom. The banding history for the individual you observed may be available on the webpage once your band report has been entered.

For more information about this research study visit www.birdresearchnw.org