Some of the information from a set of banding sheets is represented in the name of the input file itself.
Each set sent out for data entry is either a single-station set, identified by its five-station station number, or a multi-station set identified by its four-letter location code.
Each set must contain data from only a single “year.”
MAWS seasons cover two calendar years, but are considered only a single field year. The year used for a MAWS field season is the year after New Year's, so November 2003 is considered part of the 2004 MAWS field season.
Some stations send in multiple batches within a season in order to spread out the workload. These batches are distinguished by a batch number 1, 2, ….
The batch file name consists of these two or three items separated by hyphens. Here are some examples of batch file names:
||Station 12293, year 2005.|
||Yosemite, year 2004, batch 2.|