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Ducks For Museums
December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Requested Waterfowl Specimens: 2019-2020 season
Preparation of the specimen
Only submit birds that are in prime condition. Many of these birds are going to be skeletonized for the museum collection and they do not want any major broken bones.
Once the bird is collected tuck the head under the wing and tuck the feet up next to the body. Basically make the bird as small as possible without damaging the feathers.
Wrap the bird in several layers of plastic bags. Do not vacuum seal the bird. Vacuum sealing can damage the feathers. Place tape around the bag. Place the information label in a zip lock bag and tape the bag to the outside of the wrapped bird. Do not obscure the information on the label.
Freeze the bird.
Ducks will be picked up at the monthly NW Chapter meeting. Held at the Fire hall 2nd Tuesday of each month 7pm.
Species (name and gender) Example: Northern Pintail – Female
Your full name and email John Q. Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Address 1234 Research St. Oak Harbor, WA. 98277
Wild ID Number 123400005678
Date 25 December 2020
Exact location collected ¼ mile SE of intersection of Boon Rd and Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, WA. Or Skagit Bay 2 miles SW of Conway, WA
Species Requested by the four Museums: (Several of each)
Eurasian Widgeon M & F Northern Shoveler M Canvasback M & F
Redhead M & F Pintail M & F Ring-necked duck M & F
Lesser Scaup M Harlequin M Long-tailed duck F
Black Scoter M & F Surf Scoter M & F White-winged Scoter M & F
Gadwall F Common Goldeneye M & F Barrow’s Goldeneye M & F
For additional information contact Matthew Klope Cell 1-360-672-5100 email: email@example.com or Whidbey Island Taxidermy 1-360-675-9008
Replies to this email will be directed to Matt Klope.