Shorebird colour band leg gallery

Recording colour bands

  1. Record the species – Red Knot, Great Knot, Black or Bar-tailed Godwit.
  2. Record flag colour and position – In these examples the leg flags are yellow and are recorded as YLF (Yellow Leg Flag) / UL or UR (Upper Left or Upper Right). An alternative is to use numbers to denote the flag position, as in the colour band chart.
  3. Record band colours on the bird’s left leg – upper and then lower.
  4. Record band colours on the bird’s right leg – upper and then lower.