Last updated March 2023

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Carrie Threadgill
Nongame Wildlife Coordinator
Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-3469

Is a state permit required for banding?

Yes. The regulation (below) applies to “take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill.”

Permit Application Form

  • Apply online
  • Instructions
  • Annual reports required. Must be submitted prior to renewal requests

State lands

Yes, if requested with permit application. Applications must be filled out for collecting on State Parks or Forever Wild owned lands

Prior notice

A SCP Collection Data Form must be completed and faxed for approval prior to any scheduled collection. (See The SCP section online)


Nongame Species Protected by Alabama Regulations
220-2-.92 Nongame Species Regulation

These lists change! Always be sure to check with the state agency.

(1) It shall be unlawful to take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill; possess, sell, trade for anything of monetary value, or offer to sell or trade for anything of monetary value, the following nongame wildlife species (or any parts or reproductive products of such species) without a scientific collection permit or written permit from the Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which shall specifically state what the permittee may do with regard to said species:


All nongame birds are protected under the provisions of this regulation except crows, starlings, English sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, pigeons, and other non-native species.

Alabama does not have a state endangered species act.