Banding Resources

Fox Sparrow by A. Wuenschel Jan 2011

Fox Sparrow by A. Wuenschel Jan 2011

Essential Banding Manuals and Literature

Identification Guide to North American Birds: Part I (Passerines and Near-Passerines) by Peter Pyle

and
Identification Guide to North American Birds: Part II (Ducks through Alcids) by Peter Pyle

A Photographic Companion to the Identification Guide to North American Birds, Part 1 by Daniel Froehlich (New: download online as a PDF)

Publications on how to band birds (PDF manuals on how to band and how to band particular groups including passerines, raptors, hummingbirds, and shorebirds)

North American Bird Banding Council Banding Learning Tools

Photos and descriptions of molt

Powdermill Avian Research Center at Powdermill Nature Reserve

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

Project Owlnet

National-level banding organizations to belong to for support and resources

North American Bird Banding Council (NABC)

Institute For Bird Populations (IBP) (MAPS Program)

List of Regional and State Bird Observatories and Organizations

Field Biologist Job & Internship listings

Ornjobs (Ornithological Jobs) (temp and permanent jobs,  internships and classes)

Texas A & M University Wildlife Job Board

Institute for Bird Populations (MAPS Banding Internships/positions)

Become a certified bander by the North American Bird Banding Council (highly recommended)

Reporting banded birds

I found a metal band

I saw a color-banded bird