Plastic Color Bands
Color bands are used as auxiliary markers to aid in identifying individual birds. We offer Darvic, Vynalast Celluloid, and Acetal color bands to suit your research need. Darvic is the trade name for unplasticized PVC, and is dyed with colorfast dyes and is UV resistant. Vynalast material is a tough, rigid PVC product, with excellent UV properties. It is extremely durable and resistant to salt water, which makes it highly suitable for outdoor and marine applications. Celluloid bands are a thermoplastic band type that have limited availability, as much of the sheet material required to make the bands is disappearing. Acetal bands are a type of acetate band that are molded on to a small card or stick, off of which individual bands are snapped off for use.
5 metal applicators are provided free of charge with the purchase of color bands.
Permits are not required to purchase auxiliary markers at this time.
Need help with choosing the right size band? Consult our Band Size Conversion Chart.