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Regional or Local Number: 10694

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. 10694 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Capture and banding of birds.

Start Date: 2011-04-19   End Date: 2013-12-31

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Migratory Bird Convention Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Nunavut

Affected Species:

1. Collection of these data require that individuals be uniquely marked. A strict protocol is in place which minimizes disturbance to birds and their habitiat. Alternatives are not as reliable, and more stressful to birds. 2. There are well-established techniques for capturing and marking birds. When done by qualified individuals banding is one of the safest protocols. 3. Stress to birds will be minimized by: a. using appropriate capture methods for the species; b. immediately remove birds upon capture; c. minimizing handling time; d. operate only in favorable climatic conditions; e. birds will be processed only by well trained, experienced personnel who hold active bird banding permits; f. habitat will be disturbed as little as possible. 4. All staff and collaborators are experienced, hold banding permits and have previously worked with this species. If any impact of banding is noted, marking will be stopped immediately and problems reported to the Bird Banding Office and the recovery team. However, as mentioned above this is a proven technique with minimal opportunities for impact. 5. Capturing and handling of the birds will be conducted by qualified individuals with banding permits.

Other Relevant Information:
SARA authorization applied to banding permits: 10694

Contact Person(s)
Bird Banding Office
Canadian Wildlife Service
National Wildlife Research Centre
Carleton University
Raven Road (on campus)
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 613-998-0515

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