AA-Duke retrieved a pentail hen today with a black plastic leg band on it with the letters N. P. A. ON IT ,,new one on me ,,wondering if anyone has seen one before eH ?/
I don't know but maybe this can help or at least be a start for you to find out.
HOW TO READ A BAND
The letters on the band will tell you the origin of the bird.
(EXAMPLE BAND BELOW)
Say... the band number reads, NPA 7 07 AT 1089
The ( NPA ) means it originated from the National Pigeon Association.
The (7) is the band size.
The (07) is the year the pigeon was born.
The (AT) is the band alphabetical sequence.
The (1089) is a unique serial number for identifying that bird
oops I forgot to include the contact info for the NPA. Contact the NPA at [email protected]. If this isn't one of theirs they can probably tell you who the band belongs to.
And i have no idea why a duck would have a pigeon band on it??
GOT ME ,,THANKS ,, I sent two e-mails out ,..someone said it could be Nebraska Production Area ?//Originally Posted by Kzunell
FH 959 N P A 10 08
Actually I think NPA might stand for Northern Pintail Hen.
Here is a link to a study that they did on Northern Pintails that they banded in North Western Alaska and recovered all over the place from California, Texas, Mexico, etc.
The original study they did did not seem to use the band you have but there might now be a new study and I think contacting the people that published the Pintail study might be a very good place to start.
I would love to see a picture of that band!
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
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It's not my band ,it's my huntin buddy Randy's but I'll get a pic for you eHOriginally Posted by GulfCoast
I have reported a lot of the AVISE & Laurel MD bands they have a 1-800# on them and are metal, this one is unique it's plastic and no 1-800 #?
THANKS All,,it was a National Pigeon Association Band ,,,from a private release at Green Bay ,Wisconsin eH