(Young Burrowing Owl chick)If you find a banded bird you should record the following data:
1) The date you found the bird
2) The band number
3) If you know it, the species
4) The location you found it, as specifically as possible
5) If the bird is dead, how you think it died (ie beside road - hit by a car, below powerpole - electrocuted)
Once you get home you can go to this webpage http://www.reportband.gov/ and report the details here.
This website is regularly being update - just recently they have made it possible for the band finder to input the exact GPS location of where you recovered the bird (in any format UTM, or lat long (decimals degrees, deg min sec)) so if you have a GPS record the location.
You can also call in the band information by calling 1-800-327-BAND.