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Key Reference for BBL Codes

Science Center Objects

The BBL uses a variety of codes to facilitate the data management processes involving the submission of banding records by banders, the submission of reports of banded birds by the public (encounters), and in our publicly available bird banding and encounter datasets.

Links below provide code names and code descriptions (if necessary).

Banding Data Codes and Descriptions

Encounter Data Codes and Descriptions

Species Table and Recommended Band Sizes

Note: These codes are also available in the reference tables in the Bandit software, and in the Look up tables in the Bander Portal.


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