The North American Bird Banding Program

Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge

Bird Banding Laboratory

Choose The Appropriate Data Retrieval Method:

Bander Portal Data Request

This system allows you to retrieve small to moderate amounts of data for particular species, time periods, and specific geographic areas. If you wish to retrieve large portions of the BBL data set, then you will want to use the BBL ScienceBase option instead. You will need to log into the Bander Portal to access the Data request feature. If you do not have an account, you can create one. You do not have to be a bander to create an account.


BBL ScienceBase Site

The entire BBL data set, from 1960 to present, is accessible through ScienceBase. Most visitors there should choose the most recent release because it includes all available data. Historic data releases are also available that will allow researchers to access legacy BBL datasets that they may have used in earlier analyses.