The success of the banding and recovery system depends on cooperative efforts from the banders, the Banding Offices and the public. The Banding Offices are dependent upon the banders for the prompt submission of records in order to reply to individuals reporting band encounters. In turn, the banders depend on the Banding Offices to supply them with information about bandings and encounters. This section outlines the reports on bandings and encounters that the bander must submit to the appropriate Banding Office. It also describes the reports on bandings and encounters that the bander receives from the Banding Offices. This section also describes what steps are followed by the Banding Offices when a band encounter is reported.
- Reporting Bandings
- Reporting Bandings and Encounters/Recaptures of Auxiliary-Marked Birds
- Reporting Encounters/Recaptures
- Encounter Reports Received from the Banding Offices
- Correcting Previously Submitted Data