Arkansas Banding Report

2019-2020 Banding Report

Winter banding has occurred off and on in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley since the 1960s, with peak band numbers for mallards approaching 6,000 annually during the 1960s and 1980s. Winter banding can be more cost and time efficient than pre-season banding. The purpose of the current winter banding program coordinated with partners out of the University of Arkansas Monticello campus is to monitor changes in the timing of migration, distribution, and homing rate compared to historical banding data, to identify direction and magnitude of change.

To view the 2019-2020 Banding Report, please click here.