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The Bird Banding Laboratory is an integrated scientific program established in 1920 to support the collection, archiving, management, and dissemination of information from banded and marked birds in North America. This information allows for developing effective bird science, management, and conservation.
Following the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and its associated Federal regulations (16 U.S.C. 703-712), a Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit is required to conduct all bird banding and/or marking activities.
If you already have a federal permit or sub-permit to band birds, sign in to the new Bander Portal.
Reporting a bird with a federal band or auxillary marker
- Report a band at www.reportband.gov
- Obtain your Certificate of Appreciation
- About federal bands
- About auxiliary markers