National Band & Tag is the ONLY company authorized to make genuine, authentic replicas as we are the ones that make the original bands used by the USGS.
Replica bird bands

Replica Bird Bands


  1. You report the band to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory. They send you a Certificate of Appreciation. (We need a copy of the actual Certificate, not a screenshot of the banding report. It may take a few days to receive your Certificate after reporting it.)
  2. You submit your Certificate of Appreciation to us and place your order. Click on the “Order Online” button in the top right corner of this page.
  3. We then confirm your Certificate with the USGS. Certificates of paid orders will be sent over in batches.
  4. After we have verified your Certificate with the USGS, your order will be produced and shipped. You then get a band that looks exactly like the one that was on your bird.

***Certificate of Appreciation required to order online. If you have reported your band, you may have to wait a few days to receive your certificate. BANDING REPORT EMAILS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED***  See below for an example of what a Certificate of Appreciation looks like.

We only make replicas of butt-end bands, not lock-on, C-shaped, or rivet bands. All replicas will be made of aluminum.

For each individual Certificate of Appreciation – $50 for the first band and $25 for each additional band. (Quantity discount pricing only applies to multiple bands on one certificate. Pricing starts over for each individual certificate.) Plus shipping and any applicable taxes. 

Have you ever been in the dilemma where you and your buddies are out duck or goose hunting and someone shoots a banded bird, but you don’t know who? Replica Bands make it so now everyone in your hunting party can have a copy of the band. Replica Bands are also great for when you want to put the original band on your mount and put the replica on your lanyard. If the original bird band is lost or stolen, you can replace it with a replica.