Submitting Banding Data
A condition of the Bird Banding Permit is the prompt submission of banding reports. This is spelled out in the Code of Federal Regulations (50CFR21.22) and on the reverse of the permit.
Previously banding data were submitted via the Banding Schedule, a paper form that has been discontinued. The preferred method for reporting bands since 2006 has been the most current version of Bandit, and all new banders are required to use this program. The previous program (Band Manager) is still acceptable, but it is no longer supported or offered for use. Canadian banders should contact the BBO for guidance on reporting banding data.