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Only about 150 people in the United States and Canada are permitted by their governments to capture and band wild hummingbirds. Nonetheless, hummingbird banding is a very important tool in our attempts to learn all we can about hummingbird natural history. For information about the bird banding process in general, as well as some things we have learned about hummingbirds because of banding, start with the first entry in the list below.

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