The list below includes federally authorized Master Hummingbird Banders; some master banders have one or more subpermitees who report to them but are also allowed to band hummingbirds. Not everyone on the list actively bands hummingbirds, and not all authorized hummingbird banders are listed. If you know of additions or corrections, please let us know at WEBMASTER.
If you have an unusual hummingbird that you think should be identified and banded, contact Bill Hilton Jr. at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History via RESEARCH or at (803) 684-5852. Hilton will investigate the bird or relay information to a bander near you. Be sure to include your city/state and phone number in your initial message, and as many details as possible about your vagrant hummingbird sighting. A couple of close-up digital photos also would be useful. (You may also contact a local bander directly at an e-mail address listed below.)
Banders in the EASTERN United States are particularly interested in:
More information is available under Vagrant & Winter Hummingbird Banding pages on the Web site for Hilton Pond Center.
NOTE: Please send updates, additions, and corrections to this list to WEBMASTER.
(see above for U.S. banders)
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