Recent Ringing Recoveries

Friday, October 10th 2014

This interactive map below shows some of the ringing recoveries we have received from the BTO during September and October.  Red lines represent birds ringed elsewhere and controlled (re-caught) by the Swaledale Ringing Group, while blue lines represent birds ringed by the Swaledale Ringing Group and controlled elsewhere.  You can zoom into the map and to find out more information about a recovery click on the coloured line.


View Foxglove Ringing Recoveries Autumn 2014 in a larger map

Recoveries can provide valuable information about birds including migration, longevity, mortality, population growth, site fidelity and feeding behaviour. The data collected by bird ringers is all sent into the British Trust for Ornithology, which is then used for scientific research and to aid conservation in the UK and in projects around the world.

If you would like to see bird ringing in action come along and meet the Swaledale Ringing Group at Foxglove on Sunday morning.


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