Banded birds may be encountered through photography or by finding a dead bird with a band on its leg.
You can report a bird band using any of the following methods:
- Online at http://www.reportband.gov
- By phone (toll free): 1-800-327-BAND (1-800-327-2263)
- By mail:
Bird Banding Laboratory
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708
This information is used to document movements, longevity, and sources of mortality for North America’s migratory birds, and it contributes to monitoring populations, restoring endangered species, studying the effects of environmental contaminants, etc.