Am new to the forum, but had posted to OntBirds and received suggestion to try posting here to elicit reports from the U.S. Not sure where best to post this in the forum, so was hoping to catch North American birders here.
I am a biologist with Wildlife Preservation Canada and coordinate recovery activities for the endangered eastern loggerhead shrike in Ontario, Canada - see www.shrike.ca, and www.wptc.org/reports/2010%20shrike.pdf for a report on the 2010 season.
A current knowledge gap is the migration routes and wintering grounds of the Ontario population - although we've narrowed this to south-eastern U.S. it needs further refinement. The vast majority of the Ontario breeding population as well as all of our released captive young are banded, having at least a silver band and many with up to 3 additional colour bands.
If you spot a banded shrike, PLEASE report to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As much details on band combination observed and location are appreciated. Photos are helpful, but please ensure the well-being of the bird at all times. Please spread this message widely.
thank you in advance,
Species Recovery Biologist
Wildlife Preservation Canada