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Present Condition of Bird And Band Codes

These codes are intended to provide information concerning the condition and disposition of the bird and band at the time of the encounter. Use of these codes by the Bird Banding Laboratory began on September 1, 1965. They are used in conjunction with the "How Obtained" codes.

CODE CONDITION OF BIRD STATUS OF BAND
00 UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
01 UNKNOWN LEFT ON BIRD
02 UNKNOWN REMOVED
03 DEAD UNKNOWN
04 DEAD LEFT ON BIRD
05 DEAD REMOVED
06 ALIVE - RELEASED UNKNOWN
07 ALIVE - RELEASED LEFT ON BIRD
08 ALIVE - RELEASED REMOVED
09 ALIVE - IN CAPTIVITY UNKNOWN
10 ALIVE - IN CAPTIVITY LEFT ON BIRD
11 ALIVE - IN CAPTIVITY REMOVED
12 ALIVE - UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
13 ALIVE - UNKNOWN LEFT ON BIRD
14 ALIVE - UNKNOWN REMOVED