How You Can Help


Photo Credit: Larry Kirtley

Photo Credit: Larry Kirtley

Look for bands

Adult shrikes are currently being banded in many states and provinces in North America. Each banded shrike receives a unique combination of four bands: a federally issued stainless steel band and three color bands. Together, they create a unique code to identify each bird.  

Report cached food

In addition to sightings of birds, the Working Group is collecting sightings of cached food items through the Larder Locker, on iNaturalist. If you find an impaled food item, take a picture to submit on Larder Locker, and contribute to our knowledge of Loggerhead Shrike diet composition across their range.

Join the Shrike Force

We are establishing a network of citizen scientist “Shrike Forces” throughout North America to help with shrike surveys and monitoring. Help us to gather data on shrike populations across the continent.

Become a Shrike Habitat Steward

 If you own or manage suitable land, take a few simple steps to make it shrike-friendly.