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Sandpiper Banding

Roosting Semipalmated Sandpipers on the beach near the Fundy Pull Trap (far right) during high tide along the shore prior to the net being pulled in order to capture sandpipers for banding. Location: Johnson Mills, Shepody Bay, New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy.

Roosting Semipalmated Sandpipers on the beach at high tide being directed toward the Fundy Pull Trap by field assistant Adam Smith (far right) at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

The Fundy Pull Trap net being pulled over roosting Semipalmated Sandpipers (see aluminum pole pulling net) on the beach at high tide in Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

Roosting Semipalmated Sandpipers following the pulling of the Fundy Pull Trap over the flock of roosting sandpipers.

Canadian Wildlife Service wildlife biologist Peter Hicklin requesting sandpiper holding boxes from wildlife technician Nev Garrity prior to removing captured Semipalmated Sandpipers from under the capture net to begin the banding process. Two volunteers hold down the net to prevent the sandpipers from escaping. The remainder of the flock of sandpipers can be seen flying low over the tidal waters in the background.

Canadian Wildlife Service wildlife biologist Peter Hicklin (second from left) and wildlife technician Nev Garrity (left) with students (right) and volunteers removing captured Semipalmated Sandpipers from the net of the Fundy Pull Trap on the beach during high tide at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

Canadian Wildlife Service wildlife technician Nev Garrity (far back) with volunteers at the banding table in the Canadian Wildlife Service Shorebird Research Station at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick, where captured Semipalmated Sandpipers were weighed, measured, banded and released within two hours of capture.

Canadian Wildlife Service wildlife biologist Peter Hicklin (far left) with volunteer assistants at the CWS Shorebird Research Station where captured sandpipers were weighed, measured, banded and released with two hours of capture. All information was collected and recorded in a log book.

Peter Hicklin, wildlife biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service (far left), and volunteer assistants weigh, measure and band captured Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Paul Donahue holds a banded Semipalmated Sandpiper at the CWS Shorebird Research Station at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

Volunteer Melanie places a white leg flag on a banded Semipalmated Sandpiper at the CWS Shorebird Research Station at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

CWS wildlife technician Nev Garrity examines a light green color ban placed on the leg of a Semipalmated Sandpiper and prepares to place a metal band on the other leg with banding pliers.

Metal (aluminum) band with unique band number placed on lower right leg of Semipalmated Sand[piper at the Canadian Wildlife Service Shorebird Research Station at Johnson Mills, New Brunswick.

All photos are provided courtesy of Bob Belliveau-Ferrin Lemieux of Nature-N-Focus.
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