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Ornithological Links

 
UK Ringers and Ringing Groups http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/ringing/ringing-groups
Useful Links for Bird Ringers  
The Colour Ringing and Birding site provides details of colour ringing studies throughout Europe together with contact addresses for colour ringing scheme co-ordinators:
Click here
Ottenby Bird Observatory Ringers DigiGuide is a photographic guide, meant to facilitate bird ringers in ageing and sexing birds (primarily passerines) of the Scandinavian countries.       
   http://www.ringersdigiguide.ottenby.se/

Swifts
are a species which have captured the imagination of many people and these websites are devoted to them 

http://www.commonswift.org/
or http://www.commonswift.org/hints-for-ringers.html

http://www.swift-conservation.org/
   
UK Organisations
The British Trust for Ornithology
organises and administers the British and Irish ringing scheme
http://www.bto.org  
Countryside Council for Wales http://www.ccw.gov.uk
Natural England http://www.english-nature.org.uk
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust https://www.gwct.org.uk
Joint Nature Conservation Committee jncc.defra.gov.uk
The Mammal Society http://mammal.org.uk/
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) http://www.rspb.org.uk
Scottish Ornithologists Club  http://www.the-soc.org.uk
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust http://www.wwt.org.uk/
The Hawk and Owl Trust http://www.hawkandowl.org/
Other Organisations
Institute for Bird Populations http://www.birdpop.org
   
BIRDNET
Comprehensive site run by the Ornithological Council, which represents ten North American professional ornithological societies
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/
EURING (the European Union for Bird Ringing) http://www.euring.org
Italian League for Bird Protection http://www.lipu-uk.org/

Europe

  • Netherlands - There are several bird banding stations known as Vogelringstations or Vinkenbaan in the Netherlands some links are listed below 

Castricum Ringing Station

Vogelringstation Nebularia

Vogelringstation.nl

Africa
Kenya - bird ringing at Ngulia http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/ngulia99.htm
The Middle East

Kuwait

www.kuwaitbirds.org/
Bird and wildlife information
Information about Irish birds and birding and conservation news www.irishbirding.com

Swifts
are a species which have captured the imagination of many people and these websites are devoted to them 

http://www.commonswift.org/
or http://www.commonswift.org/hints-for-ringers.html

http://www.swift-conservation.org/
 

The Wildlife Web

 

www.wildlifeweb.co.uk

America

"Ornithology.com" - American site, but many interesting links.   http://www.ornithology.com/

Mapping

Any ringer interested in making maps of their recoveries and controls should visit the Versamap website from where you can download a  free thirty day evaluation version.
Another very useful programme for mapping is DMAP for windows distribution mapping software. 

 

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