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Formats In Which Data Can Be Supplied

Banding and encounter data will only be provided as electronic files. Small files may be sent as attachments to e-mail messages. Larger files must be downloaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the internet.

The Bird Banding Laboratory will not summarize and tabulate data. In some cases information requested may have already been tabulated by research or management biologists. In these cases, the information can be made available. The Canadian Wildlife Service has developed a small number of standard programs that manipulate raw data in a number of ways. One of these programs may perform the summarization that a researcher would otherwise have to do themselves.

Data from the retrieval files on diskette will be in the Encounter File Format or Banding File Format.