Report-A-Band NOT coming to an app near you.


As cellular technology continues to amaze us with well-built & convenient applications, we start to expect more out of our devices.  Sometimes the excitement and anticipation of reporting a band can almost drive us crazy, especially when it is your first!  There a many helpful applications available and useful for a duck hunter.  Rather it is designed for you to follow the migration or to help you mark where you have found ducks with a GPS location, there is not one with a way for you to report a band without having to call 1-800-327-2263 or find a data connection to report it online.  Most of us will resort to just giving them a call like we have for years now.  But we start to expect more convenient ways to do things that need done.

I contacted the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Bird Banding Laboratory where they mentioned that finances, technology sources and government regulations are the three things standing in the way.