The aim of this survey is to obtain information on your personal insights, preferences and 'gut-feel' regarding the suitability and shortcomings of different colour band types, materials, colours, attachments and suppliers.
Anyone with experience in applying and/or recording colour-bands is invited to complete the survey.
For each question, provide advantages versus disadvantages for one or more options of that particular aspect of colour banding.
For example: Band type: Engraved butt band (alpha-numeric)
- Advantages: Unique number per bird, readable using binoculars, telescope or camera
- Disadvantages: Reduces colour options, number not always readable.
|What is your involvement in bird colour banding projects?|
|Types of colour band/mark - select all that you will discuss below|
|Advantages/preferences: type of colour band|
|Disadvantages/shortcomings: type of colour band|
|Colours of colour bands/marks compared|
|Material of colour bands/marks compared|
|Glueing/soldering of colour bands/marks compared |
|Suppliers of colour bands/marks compared|
|Discuss aspects such as cost, payment methods, turnaround time, quality of product, size variation, etc.|
|Any other information|
|Provide any other insight/experience regarding colour bands, such as the best placement of bands, band combinations, internal diameters, longevity, fading, reporting of colours, etc.|