New York State
Ornithological Association

For the birders and birds of the Empire State

Reporting Banded/Marked Birds
Last Updated 8/12/13

Select from the list of species to view information on banding projects and to learn where to report sightings of banded birds.
Canada Goose (2001)
Mute Swan (2004) 
Trumpeter Swan (2011)  
Tundra Swan 
Common Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant   
Great Egret & Snowy Egret
Glossy Ibis 
Northern Harrier    NEW 8/12/13
Red-tailed Hawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Gulls (various - external website) 
Loggerhead Shrike (1998-99)
House Finch
Color-banded Passerines
Banded Snow Goose - Click to see banding information certificate
Snow Goose

Banded near Bylot Island, Nunavut (about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle) 8/12/2000;
Photographed in Matamoras, PA 1/27/2002

Click image to see banding information certificate

All other species: You can fill out and submit a form online (and find out all kinds of information about bird banding) at the website of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's Bird Banding Laboratory, or you can simply call in your sighting at 1-800-327-BAND.

The banding information about the Snow Goose shown at right was obtained by reporting the collar colors and code (JF23). To see what you can expect in return for reporting your find to the Bird Banding Laboratory, click on the photo of the goose.

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