These constants define the “encounter codes” found at the start of an encounter record that identify which kind of record it is.
Encounter code for a new band record.
CAPTURE_NEW_BAND = 'N'
Encounter code for a destroyed band.
CAPTURE_DESTROYED = 'D'
Encounter code for a lost band.
CAPTURE_LOST = 'L'
Encounter code for a changed band.
CAPTURE_CHANGED = 'C'
Encounter code for “band added.”
CAPTURE_ADDED = 'A'
Encounter code for MAWS color-banded birds resighted on a grid.
CAPTURE_RESIGHT = 'S'
Encounter code for a recapture.
CAPTURE_RECAP = 'R'
Encounter code for an unbanded bird.
CAPTURE_UNBANDED = 'U'
Not one of IBP's encounter codes; used for an
out-of-sequence new-band line, where all nine
digits of the band number are given, not just the
last two. On output, the capture code should
be changed to
CAPTURE_LONG_NEW = 'G'