About Us

Avinet, Inc. was founded in Dryden, New York in August 1987. The first owners of Avinet spearheaded the first US-made mist nets available on the market to permitted biologists, as well as providing a wide selection of equipment to field biologists, supplying to universities, federal and state wildlife offices, consultants, and more.

In November of 2016, Avinet was purchased by the non-profit member organization, Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO), and moved all business and mist net production operations from Dryden, New York, to Portland, Maine in March 2017 under the management of Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI). AFO and BRI are pleased to continue the work of Avinet, providing the highest quality mist nets and field equipment to biologists, ecologists, and "wildlifers" everywhere. As of December 2017, we have merged AFO's existing Avian Research Supplies business with Avinet operations, inventory, and website. Our new name is Avinet Research Supplies (ARS).


Mission Statement

The mission of our business is to provide the bird and bat researchers with the highest quality research equipment and supplies in the world while ensuring their legal and ethical use. Our goal is to effectively serve the research community and to aid in conservation efforts that align with the mission of Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO). 


Contact Us

Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm Eastern time (EST). We can be reached toll free at +1(888)284-6387 or locally +1(207)699-4418. Our email addresses are orders@avinet.com, afonets@briloon.org, and avinet@briloon.org. You may also use our Contact Form to send us your message. We look forward to hearing from you!


Holidays 2019

We are closed all Federal holidays. 

Tuesday, Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, Jan 21 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Feb 18 - President's Day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 - Independence Day
Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26 - Staff Holiday
Friday, Aug 9 - Staff Holiday
Monday, Sept 2 - Labor Day
Monday, Oct 14 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday, Nov 11 - Veteran's Day
Wednesday, Nov 27 to Friday, Nov 29 - Thanksgiving Break
Any orders placed during these times will be processed and shipped next business day. Thank you for your understanding and patience.



Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards, as well as purchase orders, are accepted. To submit a purchase order or to get more information, please email us at orders@avinet.com. We adhere to strict Net 30 terms. If you need a copy of our W-9, please send us an email to orders@avinet.com.

We welcome orders from all international customers. In the UK we are represented by NHBS, https://www.nhbs.com  We will sell directly to all other countries.


Toll Free from USA and Canada (888) 284-6387 
Local / International Phone (207)699-4418
Fax (207)887-7164