Welcome to the North American Banding Council Web Site

The North American Banding Council (NABC), incorporated in 1998, is a nonprofit group encompassing bird research organizations whose members use bird banding as a tool in ornithological research, conservation, and management. The mission of the NABC is to promote sound and ethical bird-banding practices and techniques. To accomplish this, the NABC has developed educational and training materials, including manuals on general banding techniques as well as techniques manuals for specialized taxonomic groups accompanied by a three-level certification process (Assistant, Bander, and Trainer). Explore the site to learn more.

Taxonomic groups currently covered include:

  • passerines and near-passerines;
  • raptors;
  • hummingbirds;
  • shorebirds, and;
  • waterfowl
  • colonial waterbirds


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