participate in survey of tag attachments for bird tracking

steffen-oppelSteffen Oppel

A research group, affiliated with Georgetown University, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Migratory Connectivity Project, is undertaking a scientific review of attachment types (e.g. leg bands, leg mount, backpack harness, tape, glue etc.) for all groups of birds - including seabirds.

A part of this effort includes a survey of researchers that attach transmitters to wild birds. Their survey aims to further understand the factors influencing choice of, as well as experiences with, attachment type, harness material, securing methods - all with the intent to better understand the impacts of these techniques.

If you have attached transmitters to wild birds, please consider taking this survey.

Depending on how many groups of birds you have worked with, and how many techniques you have used, this survey might take you 15 min to >1 hour. If you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting or are worried about internet connectivity you may submit the survey periodically by skipping to the end of the survey.

Please email with any questions.