Federal Bird Bands VS NB&T Bird Bands

National Band & Tag manufacturers bird bands ranging in size from a hummingbird all the way up to a swan. We manufacture bands for the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory that are used by researchers across the United States to track multiple species of birds. The bands we produce for the USGS are Federal Bands, but we also produce Non-Federal Bands (NB&T Bands) for those who want to band their own birds or use the bands for a promotional (non-bird) use. The chart below shows the differences between the two types of bands. You can also view our Size Comparison Chart of Federal VS NB&T bands to find the band with the correct measurement for your needs.

 

 
Federal Bands
NB&T Bands
Standard
Line 1: Text
Line 2: Numbering
Line 3: TextFederal bird band
1 – 5 lines of text (depending on band size).

custom bird leg band

Numbering
Numbering is on the second line, bigger, in the special “Federal” font.

Federal bird band

Numbering is off to the right side of the stamping. Same font as text. Numbering is optional.

numbered bird band

Alternative
We can make the 2nd line a larger font to mimic a federal band. But the second line must be text, or a static number (like a date). Sequential numbering will still be off to the right of the words. This stamping method is only available upon request.

custom stamped bird band

Pricing
Price of Bands + $20 Make Ready Charge + $25 Federal Number Head Charge

 

(Special Charge B: Type Change, and Special Charge F: Special Numbering Charge, may apply)

 

Price of Bands

 

(Special Charge B: Type Change, and Special Charge F: Special Numbering Charge, may apply)

 

 

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