Found A Banded Purple Martin?
What to do if you find a bird band.
Note the Following Information
- Your name and address
- The band number
- The date the band was found or observed
- The exact location where it was found or observed
- The species of bird, if known
- The condition of the bird (alive or dead)
- Any other markers on the bird (e.g. colour bands)
Or CALL this toll-free number from anywhere in North America:
Or WRITE to:
Bird Banding Office
National Wildlife Research Centre
Canadian Wildlife Service
Hull QC K1A 0H3
You will receive a Certificate of Appreciation telling you where and when the bird was banded, and who banded it.
Your contribution is important. Data obtained from recovered bands reported by the public are a critical part of bird banding. The recovery information will be of great interest to the bander and valuable addition to the permanent files of the Banding Office.