Bird Banding Laboratory
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
NSA Maintain the overall quality of the bird banding and band encounter data used for research, management, and conservation of migratory bird populations and digitize BBL banding schedules.
Under the direction of NSA and USGS, one important component of this work involves teaching student volunteers how to scan documents for digitization and to track data using spreadsheets. These students work tirelessly to digitize this banding information and have scanned almost 180,000 sheets of banding data since 2015 and can now be uploaded to the BBL data system.