Diving Duck Spring Banding

Staff Lead: Josh Osborn

We band scaup each spring along the Illinois River and on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River.

Our goal annually is to band 1000 Lesser Scaup on the Illinois and 3000 on the Mississippi.

If you are interested in coming out to help, or bringing a class, please reach out to Auriel Fournier (auriel@illinois.edu) or Josh Osborn (osbornjm@illinois.edu) for the Illinois River sites, and pool19banding@gmail.com for Pool 19.