The Bird Banding Lab defines many status codes: see the North American Bird Banding Manual for the full set.
Because only a few show up in practice, we define here a single-character code for each one. The single-character code is used in actual data entry, and the data compiler will translate it to the BBL's code. See the “status” field under Section 6.13, “The encounter body section”.
|BBL code||IBP code||Meaning|
|Not banded, released alive.|
|Banded, released (normal).|
|Banded, released with color bands.|
|Banded, released after a blood sample was taken.|
|Two or more types of auxiliary markers.|
|Injured bird, released.|
|Injured bird, released with color bands.|
|Injured bird, released after a blood sample was taken.|
The data compiler checks this field only syntactically,
not semantically. Status
example, should always be used if a bird is
color-banded, but the compiler does not complain if a
bander uses status
300 on a record that
carries a color-band field.