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4.2. Encounter code

This code describes the type of record:

N New band.
D Band destroyed. Only two fields on such lines are captured in data entry: date and station.
L Band lost. Only date and station are captured.
C Band changed. The band number field contains the new band number; the old band number should be recorded in a note on the back of the form.
A Band added. The band number field contains the new band number; the original band number should be recorded in a note on the back of the form.
R Recapture.
S Resighted color-banded bird (MAWS only).
U Unbanded bird released (or deceased) unbanded.