Bird banding programs provide valuable information on a wide variety of migratory game birds. Bands recovered and reported by hunters provide valuable information about survival, migration, harvest rates, and distribution.
To report band numbers from all types of birds (except pigeons), go on-line at www.reportband.gov.
You will receive a certificate of appreciation and information about the bird you reported. The band is yours to keep!
Migratory game bird violations and related issues may be reported to the Law Enforcement Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 410-573-4514 (Annapolis)or 410-228-2475 (Cambridge).
Your search of more than 3.1 million banding records can be narrowed or expanded using multiple criteria to easily see banding and recovery locations.
The dynamic search interface allows you to:
All results are plotted on a scalable map, offering critical information for waterfowl biologists monitoring populations across the continent.
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