I wish I did know. What happened to the every number being accounted for.Received an emaciated pigeon yesterday that had been picked up by animal control. The band has no organization code such as the AU, IF, NPA, NBRC .. only SPC 2009 499. The band is green in color with black lettering. The bird is in very poor condition and may not make it, but I would still like to try and locate the owner. Though I can't be sure, I'm guessing that the bird comes from somewhere here locally (Orange County / Southern California).
At one time no band was sold without it's point of sale recorded.It has become a free for all, except those selling the band's.
I'm going to talk to Karen, at the AU.