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Bandit Software

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

Read me before upgrading to 4.0!

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.

**Please note, Bandit may not work properly in 10.13 (High Sierra), released September 2017.

Click here for alternate download site.

Before installing 4.0 - If you are currently using Bandit, it is advisable to first work through your existing bandings and recaptures, and submit all records to BBL before upgrading. Then save a final separate backup file to preserve all data, locations and settings in case they are needed later.

After installing Bandit 4.0!

Please review your banding and recapture records. You will notice that Record Status for data which was already submitted has changed from S (Submitted) to M (Modified). Filter on the modified records first, then mark them as submitted.

To do this:

1) Go to the Bands table. At the top of the screen, hit the 'Show All' button to be sure you are working with the full set.

2) Click on the 'Find' magnifying glass. In the Record Status 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 Bandit User 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.