Please fill out as much information about your bird as possible. Required fields are in boldface. As you complete form fields, more fields will appear, and you will be able to upload a photo or photos after you submit your record.
If you are unsure of how to read a band or band code—for example, you saw an underlined letter or number or a dot between the characters—visit the pages about identifying banded oystercatchers and reading band codes for assistance.
If you could not confirm the presence or absence of a band or a code from any of the leg locations enter “Unknown” and do not assume that no band was present. Even partial information can be useful!
If you took photos of the bird, please consider submitting them with your record. If you could not read the band code or identify the band color, we can often help if you submit the record anyway and attach a photo.
If you have any questions about what to enter in the fields, click the orange help buttons.
If you still have questions, or need any other assistance, contact the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.