Hello friends and colleagues,

We are taking our annual holiday break from end of day (5pm EST) Friday, December 21st 2018 to Tuesday, January 1st 2019. We will resume business 9am Wednesday morning, Jan 2. We will be out of the office during that time. From all of us at Avinet, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and wonderful New Year!

Best wishes,

Avinet Staff

Avinet Privacy Policy – 5/24/2018


As part of our effort to improve your experience using the Avinet site, we've created a Privacy Policy that describes how your personal information is collected, used, shared, and protected when you make a purchase from


What information is collected
When you place an order with us, you are invited to log in (optional), so that we can identify who you are. As a new customer, it will be suggested that you register for future identification. The registration page asks you to enter your name, a username, a password, and your email address. You can update this information at any time by clicking on the "my account" link at the top of every page.


We request information from you on our order form. To purchase products from us, you must provide contact information (name, phone number, email and shipping addresses) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is ONLY used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you. Orders being shipped to customers outside of the United States require name and address information be provided to United States Customs.



Our site only uses strictly necessary and functionality cookies that are required for the operation of our site and to recognize you when you return. You can control and/or delete cookies in your computer’s internet options. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.


How do we use and protect your information?

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers. We do not and will never share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to other companies. When you place an order through the site, we will maintain your order information only for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information. Your information is only stored and used internally at Avinet to provide you with the products you order. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.


We use third party payment processors to assist us in processing and share with them your payment information securely. Such third party processors’ use of your personal information is governed by their respective privacy policies which may or may not contain privacy protections as protective as this privacy policy.


If you are a European resident:

  • We note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill orders you have placed through the site.

  • You have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us by phone at 888-284-6387, by email at or online (



Our website is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.


Changes to our policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on May 24, 2018.


New research shows evidence of the deadly fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans as highly sensitive to UV light. We encourage all of our colleagues, friends, and fellow researchers to read the new publication available here from the press release:


Palmer, Jonathan M.; Drees, Kevin P.; Foster, Jeffrey T.; Lindner, Daniel L. 2018. Extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet light in the fungal pathogen causing white-nose syndrome of bats. Nature Communications. 9(1): e00148-.

If you've been redirected from, you're in the right place, and welcome to our new site! You'll find all of the supplies that were available on other website here, including all of our Japanese mist nets under the menu heading "Mist Nets". 

You may notice that some products have changed item numbers, so if you're not sure if it's the same item you've ordered previously, give us a shout at and we'll be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.

We ask for your understanding and patience during this time of transition for our business, and we hope you're looking forward as much as we are to having all of the research equipment that you need in one place. Over the next few months, our new website will be in development so we can better serve your needs.

Stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your continued loyalty as we grow and expand!


Dear friends and loyal customers,

The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) is happy to share the news of our recent purchase of the inventory and operations of Avinet, Inc., along with our intention to continue business operations under the management of Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI). On behalf of both AFO and BRI, we are very pleased to continue the work of Avinet to provide high quality research supplies to researchers across the globe, including mist nets made in the United States. 

AFO is grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Avinet staff over the past 29 years of service to the research community. Whether locating a difficult to find research tool or customizing a hand-made mist net for a specific project need, Avinet has always placed the needs of researchers first.

Over the coming months, we will transfer the operations and mist net production to BRI’s facility in Maine, and combine Avinet activities with AFO’s existing Avian Research Supply (ARS) business. As we work through the process of managing this transition, we wish to assure all Avinet and ARS customers that our commitment to serving your needs is our top priority.

Please be advised that the transition period may result in net shortages and longer lead times for this upcoming field season. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time, and we will do everything we can to reduce the impact to our valued customers.

Whenever possible, we intend to be proactive, and reach out to our existing customer base, individually, to communicate further and to reinforce our dedication to working with you as closely as possible.

Thank you for your loyalty and best wishes for a successful 2017!

Welcome to our new web site.  Please tell us how you like it.

Here are revised instructions for getting a quotation or making a payment.

How to Get a Quotation

How to Pay Online