Trusted by Ornithologists

Whether it's mist nets, banding tools, tissue sampling, or optics,

We bring science to the field.

Mist Nets

Made With Care

Avinet mist nets are made in our facility here in Portland, Maine, USA. Their handmade quality, durability, and coveted brand name make them a top choice and top seller. Avinet nets are a standardized 4-shelf net with tethering on the top and bottom trammels, and have a clean design with a metal ring connecting the netting and the loops. Production times may vary by order and time of year, so if you have immediate needs, please contact us prior to placing an order to see what our options are.

We're proud of what we do

Our mission is to provide bird and bat researchers with the highest quality research equipment and supplies in the world, while ensuring their legal and ethical use.

We strive to serve the research community and to aid in conservation efforts that align with the mission of NGO Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO). 

what Customers think about Avinet:
One stop shop for all your avian field research needs. The quality is excellent and so is the customer service. Darvic bands galore, top notch banding pliers, and everything arrives within a few days. Definitely a loyal customer 5/5
— Mackenzie R
I've purchased mist nets and poles for bat research as well as repair kits, Pesola scales, and calipers. All equipment was packaged well and shipped quickly within the US. Detailed descriptions of items on their webpage make it easy to know that you're ordering the right item. I also really appreciate that the company follows up to be sure you have the proper permits to use nets. I will continue purchasing my mist nets from Avinet in the future.
— Theresa L
I only purchase my mist nets from Avinet, and have been doing so for over a decade. The quality is superb, plus knowing the name of the person that made each of the mist nets gives a personal touch. I also purchase other supplies for field work (sampling bats) and Avinet prices are comparable, if not cheaper, than other vendors. Highly recommend!
— Kendra P
I use Avinet all the time. I am a Professor at the University and I conduct field work with birds throughout the entire year. I have been purchasing color bands (darvic), banding pliers, rulers, mist net poles and mistnets. Always excellent service and fast shipment. This is my number 1 place to go to if I need any banding/trapping supplies. I usually buy supplies at least once a year and I have been using Avinet for a very long time - at least 15 years.
— Vlad P