North American Bird Banding Retrieval Files
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Summary
Abstract: Bird banding is a universal and indispensable technique for studying the
movement, survival and behavior of birds. Data is collected by numerous
permitted individuals in both countries. The North American Bird Banding
Program is jointly administered by the U.S. Geological Survey Biological
Resources Division and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Their respective banding
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Purpose: Banding and encounter data are gathered and filed for the purpose of
facilitating migratory bird research in North America. Waterfowl banding and
encounter data are used by federal, state and provincial wildlife agencies in
combination with other data sets, to help set federal hunting regulations. In
addition, many states and provinces use banding and encounter data as a
component of both game and non-game studies. Both banding and encounter data
can be combined with other data for work on bird distribution, migration,
survival, mortality, population size, and other demographic parameters.
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Description: North American Bird Banding Manual & Data Requests
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bird Banding Laboratory Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Biological Resources Division USGS
Dataset Title: North American Bird Banding Retrieval Files
Dataset Release Date: 1996-09
Dataset Release Place: Laurel, MD
Dataset Publisher: Bird Banding Laboratory, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, BRD, USGS
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Numerous edits in order to maintain high quality.
A summary record can represent from 1 to 100,000 birds. The
summary records do not contain complete band number.
All encounters from 1908 to present that have been reported.
In this program are included all game birds from 1908
and all nongame birds from 1955 to present.
Access Constraints Information may be withheld where endangered or threatened or
sensitive species are involved. To protect their interests, a "Policy
on Release" is included with each request, describing current limiting
criteria.
Use Constraints Bird Banding data maintained in the computer
files have been gathered at a significant cost to the many persons and
agencies who cooperate in the North American Bird Banding Program.
These cooperators have certain proprietary interests in the data they
produce. The person who first bands a bird has prior publication
rights to any data resulting from that banding and/or subsequent
encounter of that band. Information may be withheld where endangered
or threatened or sensitive species are involved. To protect their
interests, a "Policy on Release" is included with each request,
describing current limiting criteria.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Bird Banding Laboratory, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resource Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/

Data Center Personnel
Name: M. KATHLEEN KLIMKIEWICZ
Phone: 301-497-5795
Fax: 301-497-5717
Email: BBL at nbs.gov
Email: kathy_klimkiewicz at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Bird Banding Laboratory
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Biological Resources Division
U.S. Geological Survey
12100 Beech Forest Road. STE 4037
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20708-4037
Country: USA


Data Center Personnel
Name: LUCIE METRAS
Phone: +01-819-997-4213
Fax: +01-819-953-6612
Email: lucie.metras at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Canadian Bird Banding Office,
100 Gamelin Blvd.
City: Hull
Province or State: Quebec
Postal Code: K1A 0H3
Country: Canada
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-497-5795
Fax: 301-497-5717
Email: BBL at nbs.gov
Email: kathy_klimkiewicz at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Bird Banding Laboratory
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Biological Resources Division
U.S. Geological Survey
12100 Beech Forest Road. STE 4037
City: Laurel
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20708-4037
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Citation Information:
Originator: Bird Banding Laboratory Patuxent Wildlife Research
Center Biological Resources Division U.S. Geological Survey
Publication Date: 1991
Title: Bird Banding Manual
Edition: vol. 1, part 5 and 6
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Laurel
Publisher: Bird Banding Laboratory Patuxent Wildlife Research
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21
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