A Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit is required whenever someone wants to place a bird band or any type of marker on a wild bird that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or on a federally-protected bird that will be released into the wild. To obtain a permit, visit the General Permit Information webpage of the Bird Banding. Jul 31, · You'll also need to know where, when and how you recovered the bird. Your contact information will be requested in case there are any questions. The U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Bird Banding Lab will send you a certificate of appreciation that includes information about the sex, age and species of the bird, and where and when it was banded.
An advanced banding class will be held at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northeastern Minnesota which will tie in with their Fabulous Fall Adult Weekend. The tentative class dates are September , Please contact the class host, Peter Harris for more information about the class and how to register. Bird banding is a special way you can learn about songbirds in general and your adult and nestling Tree Swallows in particular. A banded bird carries a uniquely numbered light-weight aluminum band that identifies it for the rest of its life and can identify its.
Feb 20, · There are pros and cons of banding your birds. The pros are you can claim your bird if it was lost and was found by a stranger; you can also use them to tell your chickens and your neighbor’s chickens apart. They are also more humane than wing bands and toe punches. May 17, · Bird Banding Managing a complex and mobile resource requires information on breeding and wintering distribution, behavior, migratory routes, survival and reproduction. Biologists gather this information by placing uniquely numbered bands on many species of birds.