Bandit Software

Note to banders - Bandit 4.0

Before upgrading to 4.0, please submit all records to BBL. Save a final separate backup file to preserve all data, locations and settings.


Bandit 4.0 Software PC For Windows XP and higher. File size 34 mb.

Bandit 4.0 Software Mac For OS X 10.5.7 to 10.12 (Sierra). File size 58 mb.

Click here for an alternate download site.

MAC USERS Currently Bandit 4.0 is not working in 10.13 (High Sierra).

Bandit is a 32-bit desktop application built on FileMaker 11, and is no longer compatible with the latest macOS. Bandit 4.0 may be used on a Mac with an earlier operating system, or switched to a PC. To preserve data and settings, please transfer a .fp7 or .BND data backup file created on Mac to a PC (or older Mac), and use in a Restore from Backup operation within Bandit. Refer to the Bandit User Manual, or contact the Help Desk for assistance. Thank you for your patience.

Before working on new data, please change previously submitted records from M to S!

You will notice that record status appears as modified (yellow M). Please mark these records as already submitted (gray S).

To do this:

1) Go to the Bands or Recaptures table. At the top of the screen, hit the 'Show All' button to work with the full set.

2) Click on the 'Find' magnifying glass in the top center of the screen. An empty row should appear. In the Record Status cell (leftmost cell), type an M for Modified. Click on the 'Perform Find' magnifying glass. Check the green pie chart to be sure you are working on just the subset 'M'.

3) In the narrow gray menu at the top of the screen, select Records > Mark as Submitted. The Ms should change to gray S.

4) Click on the 'Show All' button again to return to the full set of records.

For additional details, please refer to the Manual.

If you require a previous version of Bandit for use with an older operating system, click here.

PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501), please note the following. This information collection is authorized by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703-712. Reporting of banding information is required using the BANDIT software. We estimate that it will take approximately 4.5 hours to enter data files into BANDIT. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. OMB has reviewed and approved this information collection and assigned OMB Control Number 1028-0082. You may submit comments on any aspect of this information collection, including the accuracy of the estimated burden hours and suggestions to reduce this burden. Send your comments to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston, VA 20192.

OMB Control #_1028-0082
Approval expires:3/31/2019