Trusted by Ornithologists

Whether it's mist nets, banding tools, tissue sampling, or optics,

We bring science to the field.

Mist Nets

Made With Care

Avinet mist nets are made in our facility here in Portland, Maine, USA. Their handmade quality, durability, and coveted brand name make them a top choice and top seller. Avinet nets are a standardized 4-shelf net with tethering on the top and bottom trammels, and have a clean design with a metal ring connecting the netting and the loops. Production times may vary by order and time of year, so if you have immediate needs, please contact us prior to placing an order to see what our options are.

We're proud of what we do

Our mission is to provide bird and bat researchers with the highest quality research equipment and supplies in the world, while ensuring their legal and ethical use.

We strive to serve the research community and to aid in conservation efforts that align with the mission of NGO Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO). 

what Customers think about Avinet:
I called asking what net sizes would be most appropriate for Western Meadowlarks, which are a bit large for the 38mm mesh and a bit small for the next size up. Patrick with Avinet went above and beyond to make sure I got specific recommendations on nets for my specific project.
— Leah C
I have placed many orders with Avinet over the years on items ranging from banding pliers and measurement tools to mist nets, and have always had excellent experiences. They ship the orders quickly and they arrive in excellent condition. I especially like their selection of mist nets and will definitely order from them in the future!
— Michael S
I only purchase my mist nets from Avinet, and have been doing so for over a decade. The quality is superb, plus knowing the name of the person that made each of the mist nets gives a personal touch. I also purchase other supplies for field work (sampling bats) and Avinet prices are comparable, if not cheaper, than other vendors. Highly recommend!
— Kendra P
I use Avinet all the time. I am a Professor at the University and I conduct field work with birds throughout the entire year. I have been purchasing color bands (darvic), banding pliers, rulers, mist net poles and mistnets. Always excellent service and fast shipment. This is my number 1 place to go to if I need any banding/trapping supplies. I usually buy supplies at least once a year and I have been using Avinet for a very long time - at least 15 years.
— Vlad P