Colorado Bird Leg Band

Any person and/or business that is in possession of and/or transfers psittacine birds in the state of Colorado must be issued a Colorado Bird Leg Band license by the Colorado Department of Agriculture Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) program.


How do I get a Colorado issued Bird Leg Band Number? 

To obtain a Colorado Bird Leg Band Number, you must complete and submit an application online through the PACFA Licensing Portal

  • To start the application process, you will need to register as a new user in the PACFA Licensing Portal by clicking on ‘Sign Up’. Click on the PACFA Licensing Portal button below to get started.
  • Bird Leg Band License Fee: $17.50
  • Bird bands are valid from the date they are issued through March 1st of each year.
  • Bird band number licensees must renew their band by March 1st of each year through the PACFA Licensing Portal.  A 10% late fee is automatically applied to renewal applications submitted after March 1st.
  • Bird Band license holders are responsible for ordering their own bird band numbers.
  • Bird band assignments are non-transferable.

Bird Band Applicants will be notified via email when your application has been approved and a Colorado Bird Leg Band Number has been issued.


Where can I order my bird leg bands?

American Bird Band: https://americanbirdbands.com/

Contact Us

Phone: 303 869-9146
Program Email: cda_pacfa@state.co.us