Phone number used to report birds with federal bands is currently down

Jason Olszak, Waterfowl Program Manager of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, has shared that waterfowl hunters reporting banded ducks will need use the website

The USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center’s Bird Banding Lab’s toll-free telephone Line 1-800-327-BAND (1-800-327-2263), used to report birds with federal bands or auxiliary markers, is currently inaccessible for those reporting from within the United States. They have been experiencing this technical issue for several weeks and have been working with their Telecoms provider to resolve this issue.

If you want to report a bird with a federal band or auxiliary marker, please go to

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