About Us

Supplier of Bird and Bat Banding Equipment since 1987

 Avinet, Inc. was formed in August of 1987. Since then, we have been developing, manufacturing and distributing specialized equipment for professional field biologists. If you are a bird bander, bat researcher, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, wildlife manager, wildlife rehabilitator, ecologist or other scientist who does much work outdoors, and you need tools to catch, measure, weigh and mark birds, bats, fish, frogs and other small animals, let us know how we can make your work easier, more accurate and more productive.

In November of 2016, Avinet was purchased by the Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) and moved business operations from Dryden, New York, to Portland, Maine in March 2017 under the management of Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI). On behalf of both AFO and BRI, we are pleased to continue the work of Avinet to provide the highest quality research supplies to researchers across the globe, including producing mist nets made in the United States. As of December 2017, we have merged AFO's existing Avian Research Supplies business with Avinet operations, inventory, and website. We are working on a new website that we hope to complete by Fall 2018.


Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express as well as purchase orders, are accepted. To submit a purchase order or to get more information, please email us at afonets@briloon.org or orders@avinet.com. Permits are required for the purchase of mist nets, leg bands, and sampling supplies. If you have need more information about what kind of permit you need, please consult our FAQ here: https://www.avinet.com/en/faq/what-kind-permit-do-i-need-purchase-mist-nets If you haven't sent us one recently, please send a PDF copy to orders@avinet.com.

We welcome orders from all our international customers.  You can get a quotation from this website using our quotation feature at the top of the page and refer to our FAQ for instructions:https://www.avinet.com/en/faq/how-do-i-request-quotation. If you need assistance creating a quotation, contact us at orders@avinet.com.  


Association of Field Ornithologists

DBA Avinet

276 Canco Road Portland, ME 04103

e-mail: orders@avinet.com or avinet@briloon.org (During the busy season March - July, email is the best way to reach us)

Business hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm Eastern time (EST). We are closed on Federal Public holidays.

Toll Free from USA and Canada +1(888) 284-6387 
Local / International Phone +1(207) 699-4418
Fax +1(207)887-7164