Ensure you have the proper equipment and permits in place before beginning a banding project. Banding birds in the United States is controlled under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and requires a U. S. Federal Bird Banding and Marking Permit. Contact the U.S. Bird Banding Lab for information. Alaska state law also requires approval of a state scientific permit to monitor nest boxes. Contact ADF&G Office of Wildlife Conservation for information.
Follow this link to download adult capture and banding instructions and a printable data sheet:
Follow this link to download chick handling and banding instructions and a printable data sheet:
Follow this link to download a Template for Data Entry & Summary (excel file).