How You Can Help
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.
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.
We are establishing a network of citizen scientists throughout North America to help with surveys and monitoring. You can join an existing Shrike Force, or start one in your area. Check our News section for the latest on the Shrike Force, color band observations and other updates on the Working Group.
If you own or manage suitable land, take a few simple steps to make it shrike-friendly.