Banding Blog: News, Resources, and More

March 09, 2021

Field Season is Here. What are some of your favorite memories? Let us know.

Many people wait for field season. Whether it's a smell, a particular moment or a special place, the connection you feel to your work and the outdoors is powerful. What are some of your best memories of field season? We would like to know. Share them here.

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February 25, 2021

Hands and Minds that Do Good Work

There's more to making our mist nets than meets the eye. Learn more.

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Information on how to update RECONYX firmware
January 29, 2021

Information on how to update RECONYX firmware

If you already have a RECONYX trap camera or are thinking about purchasing a product by RECONYX, learn how to update the firmware for your product.

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Working with future generations
January 05, 2021

Working with future generations

Talented work done by students visiting the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Send us your photos!

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The Bander's Code of Ethics
August 29, 2019

The Bander's Code of Ethics

More than anything else, banders are responsible for the safety and welfare of the birds they study. This means that stress and risks of injury or death need to be minimized. Some basic rules are as follows.

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Methods for Proper Mist Net Handling and Storage
June 27, 2019

Methods for Proper Mist Net Handling and Storage

Proper mist net use 101: putting up, closing, taking down a net, and storage tips.

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Ageing North American Landbirds by Molt Limits and Plumage Criteria
June 05, 2019

Ageing North American Landbirds by Molt Limits and Plumage Criteria

This photo guide accompanies Pyle Guide Part 1, and is extremely helpful as a visual aid in identification of molt limits and plumage patterns.

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Bander Feature: Bird Banding at Empire Mine State Historic Park
May 23, 2019

Bander Feature: Bird Banding at Empire Mine State Historic Park

Check out the wonderful work that the folks with Gold Country Avian Studies are doing at Empire Mine State Historic Park in California, USA. This is why we at Avinet love what we do: supporting conservation research.

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Michigan Banding with Rich Keith: Banding Tips and Plier Use
May 10, 2019

Michigan Banding with Rich Keith: Banding Tips and Plier Use

Rich Keith discusses a brief history of bird banding, the different sizes of bands, and how to use and care for your banding pliers.

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New Products for May 2019
May 10, 2019

New Products for May 2019

We hope everyone is having a great start to spring migration and 2019 fieldwork! Check out some of these new products we have to offer.

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