In February of 2012 I filled out the information on a banded crow pictured above. Over the last couple of years I continue to encounter him and have written several posts about him and other banded crows.
This week I received a response from the USGS on the sighting. It is pretty exciting because what they sent me is a letter that was sent to Dr John Marzluff, who is one of the worlds experts on crows. He is a professor at the University of Washington with several books and documentaries on crows. Coincidently, I am currently reading one of his books “Gifts of the Crow”. This letter is asking him to confirm this is one of his banded birds. I was not able to get the number on the silver band but the color sequence should give him enough info to identify it as one of his.
I will keep you all updated if I get a formal response. Took them a long time to sort it out but now I am inspired to continue documenting the crows in my area.