Search Waterfowl Banding Records

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Using the Bands Across America search tools found on this site, you can query and map waterfowl banding data as recent as this past spring all the way back to 1914.

Your search of more than 3.4 million banding records can be narrowed or expanded using multiple criteria to easily see banding and recovery locations. The dynamic search interface allows you to:

  • Search for banding or recovery locations within a specific state, province, or flyway
  • See results for all years that data have been collected or select a single year
  • Select the species you’re interested in from a categorized listing

All results are plotted on a scalable map, offering critical information for waterfowl biologists monitoring populations across the continent.

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