Bird Banding Pliers
from YellowBird Labs in Ithaca, NY

YellowBird Labs is happy to announce the production of
Banding Pliers for use in bird-banding.

I am a retired Mechanical Engineer who has worked on everything from typewriters to satellites during my career. The last ten of my working years were spent designing and building equipment for a research group at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I have been building banding pliers for almost 12 years and have shipped hundreds of pairs to all parts of the country and abroad. My mission is to provide the best banding pliers available at a reasonable price while having a lot of fun and making a little profit. The following photographs show examples of hand-crafted tools already in use by our satisfied customers. Read what they say about our products and services.

Each pair of pliers is custom made for the band size or sizes specified by each customer. Some pairs of pliers can accomodate any two sizes of bands within a certain size range; larger pliers are generally made to use with any one size band, but exceptions might be possible. Examples and prices appear below:

these pliers can accomodate any two sizes of bands within this size range. Please specify.

size 0A, 0, 1C, 1, 1B, 1P, 1A

$75

 

these pliers can accomodate any two sizes of bands within this size range. Please specify.

size 2, 3, 3B, 3A

$75

 

these pliers are made to use with any one size of band. Please specify.

size 4, 4A, 5, 6

$75

   

these pliers are made to use with 2 sizes of bands:

size 6 and
size 7A

$85

   

these pliers are made to use with band:

size 7A

$75

   

these pliers are made to use with band:

size 8 or 9

$85

Shipping is included for orders within the continental USA and Canada.

We also do pin repair, $45.

How to order
Please contact me NOW to get your order into my 2017 queue!

Pictured above, an array of products

Useful tip: Spray your pliers with WD-40 and wrap them in a cloth to minimize rusting.

contact YellowBird Labs at
tlf11@cornell.edu -- preferred
or
607-272-0406

--Tom Fowler