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How To Read A Bird's Band

How To Read Pigeon Bands:

Not really sure how to read the band on the pigeon you found?

Please read below and the band letters will tell you the origin of the bird.

 

Example How To Read A Pigeon Band:

If the band number reads, IF-1234-SCHOLAR-06

The (IF) means it originated from the International Federation organization.

The (1234) is a unique serial number for identifying that bird.

The (SCHOLAR) is the Club Identification Code within the organization.

The (09) is simply the year the pigeon was born.

 

If there is NO band, it is a wild pigeon and no club member owns it.  If it is an injured unbanded pigeon, please contact your Humane Society directly.

 

The banded pigeons could have originated from several organizations.  Below are some pigeon organization contacts that hopefully will help you in your search.

 

Pigeon Orgainization Key

IF = INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION

CU or CRPU = CANADIAN PIGEON UNION

IPB = INDEPENDENT PIGEON BREEDERS - FOY's Pigeon Supply (877) 355-7727.

NPA = NATIONAL PIGEON ASSOCIATION

AU = AMERICAN UNION ORGANIZATION

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