Press Release

Birder Band sales to support non-game bird programs

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced the release of the 2013 Birder Bands, a way to support the department’s non-game and endangered species programs.

The bands are modeled after actual bird bands the department uses to monitor bird populations.

For a $20 contribution, Maine Birder Band participants will be registered officially and receive an individually numbered band. The band is about the size of a turkey band and fits on a binocular strap, camera, spotting scope or other equipment.

Proceeds from the bands help fund non-game bird programs. Supporters who wear the bands on their gear raise awareness for the work the department does for bird conservation.

For information or to purchase the 2013 Birder Band, call 207-287-8000, visit www.mefishwildlife.com or steve.walker@maine.gov.

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