Last updated April 2023
Mark D. Howery
Wildlife Diversity Biologist
Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation
1801 N. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 424-2728
Is a state permit required for banding?
Yes. No separate banding application; it is covered by the scientific collecting permit.
Permit application forms
- Application Form
- Renewal – same form
- Threatened and Endangered – Oklahoma has no state-listed birds
- Salvage – same form. Indicate that you plan to salvage
Included on the application form.
Check permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.
Policies and Procedures
Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 800 Department of Wildlife Conservation Chapter 25 Wildlife Rules Subchapter 26 Scientific Collector Permits
Oklahoma state endangered species law
Oklahoma Administrative Code Title 800 – Department of Wildlife Conservation Chapter 25 – Wildlife Rules Subchapter 19 – Oklahoma Endangered Species
No bird species are classified as threatened or endangered under Oklahoma state law.