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  Bird ringing (Research) - arocha, international, cross-cultural, Christian, faith, God, Biblical, creation, community, ...
Each ring has a unique number engraved on it as well as an address to which it can be sent by a member of the public in the event that the bird is found dead or injured.
Ringing has been going on for over fifty years in many countries all over the world, and the information gained from it has enabled scientists to extend their knowledge of bird biology, migration and ecology in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
Because bird ringing is a complex and delicate operation and one that could involve harm to the birds, it is strictly controlled and in most countries requires an official license.
en.arocha.org /research/index6.html   (648 words)

  
 BTO - General information on ringing
Ringing allows us to study how many young birds leave the nest and survive to become adults, as well as how many adults survive the stresses of breeding, migration and severe weather.
Ringing allowed us to show that declines in the number of Sedge Warblers breeding in Britain and Ireland was linked to lower levels of rainfall in their African wintering quarters.
Many studies have shown that birds ringed during the breeding season quickly return to incubating eggs, or feeding chicks, once they are released, and long distance migrants continue to travel thousands of miles between breeding and wintering grounds.
www.bto.org /ringing/ringinfo/index.htm   (1278 words)

  
 Bird Ringing Centre - Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
Bird ringing, as a scientific method, is very important for our knowledge about reproduction, migration and survival rates in many bird species and every recovery report is valuable.
The ringing data and recovery reports are stored in several databases and archives and used for analyses and research on birds and, for example, environmental issues.
The Bird Ringing Centre publishes, on an annual basis, a report on the birds ringed and recovered during a previous year and an atlas based on recoveries of Swedish ringed birds is under production.
www.nrm.se /theswedishmuseumofnaturalhistory/researchandcollections/zoology/vertebratezoology/birdringingcentre.4.5fdc727f10d795b1c6e80006252.html   (297 words)

  
  Bird Ringing Centre - Naturhistoriska riksmuseet
Bird ringing, as a scientific method, is very important for our knowledge about reproduction, migration and survival rates in many bird species and every recovery report is valuable.
The ringing data and recovery reports are stored in several databases and archives and used for analyses and research on birds and, for example, environmental issues.
The Bird Ringing Centre publishes, on an annual basis, a report on the birds ringed and recovered during a previous year and an atlas based on recoveries of Swedish ringed birds is under production.
www.naturhistoriska.se /theswedishmuseumofnaturalhistory/researchandcollections/zoology/vertebratezoology/birdringingcentre.4.5fdc727f10d795b1c6e80006252.html   (276 words)

  
  How ringing works - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Bird ringing is the process of fitting a small ring onto a bird's leg.
The ring is fitted, details of the species, its age and its condition and the location it is being ringed in are noted and then the bird is released as soon as possible.
Bird rings are designed by the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), and are made of lightweight metal that does not harm the bird.
www.rspb.org.uk /youth/learn/migration/understanding/research/ringing/index.asp   (366 words)

  
  Bird ringing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bird ringing (also known as bird banding) is an aid to studying wild birds, by attaching a small individually numbered metal or plastic ring to their legs or wings, so that various aspects of the bird's life can be studied by the ability to re-find the same individual later.
Birds are either ringed at the nest, or after being trapped in fine mist nets, Heligoland traps, duck decoys or similar.
Rings large enough to carry numbers are usually restricted to larger birds, although if necessary small extensions to the rings (leg flags) bearing the identification code allow their use on slightly smaller species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bird_ringing   (1145 words)

  
 Ringing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ringing is undesirable because it causes extra current to flow, thereby wasting energy and causing extra heating of the components; it can cause unwanted electromagnetic radiation to be emitted; and it may cause unwanted triggering of bistable elements in digital circuits.
Ringing in the ears commonly follows exposure to loud noises, and is a sign of damage to the hair cells of the inner ear.
Bird ringing is using individually-numbered small metal leg rings placed on birds' legs to track their activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ringing   (242 words)

  
 Bird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most birds are diurnal, or active during the day, but some birds, such as the owls and nightjars, are nocturnal or crepuscular (active during twilight hours), and many coastal waders feed when the tides are appropriate, by day or night.
The basal bird Archaeopteryx, from the Jurassic, is well-known as one of the first "missing links" to be found in support of evolution in the late 19th century, though it is not considered a direct ancestor of modern birds.
Birds have a body plan that shows so many unusual adaptations (mostly aiding flight) that birds have earned their own unique class in the vertebrate phylum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bird   (2470 words)

  
 The Ultimate Bird Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Birds are bipedal, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates characterized primarily by feathers, forelimbs modified as wings, and hollow bones.
Birds respire by means of crosscurrent flow: the air flows at a 90 degree angle to the flow of blood in the lungs capillaries.
Birds posses a ventriculus, or gizzard, that is composed of four muscular bands that act to rotate and crush food by shifting the food from one area to the next within the gizzard.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Bird   (2474 words)

  
 Ringing
It is essential birds are not affected unduly by the ring; studies have shown birds quickly return to their normal lifestyles once released.
Around 800,000 birds are ringed in Britain and Ireland each year, and about one in fifty birds are subsequently reported to the BTO, so every report of a ringed bird is valuable.
It is often possible to watch the ringing process, providing we have enough staff both ring the birds and explain the process to visitors.
www.sbbo.co.uk /ringing.htm   (433 words)

  
 Bird ringing Finding out more about breeding birds...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ringing (or 'banding' as it's known in North America) is used to understand the migration of birds and to track their populations.
Mist nets are used to catch the birds, and ringers receive several years of training to ensure that the birds can be trapped, ringed and released without harm to their welfare.
One bird was caught that already had a ring, and we're looking forward to discovering where it was ringed (in 2000).
www.paxton-pits.org.uk /ringing   (431 words)

  
 Background ro ringing
Bird ringing is one of the very important projects of the ADU at the University of Cape town where every one can take part in and play a valuable role to the success of the project and help to conserve our valuable bird population.
Bird ringing is a scientific method for identifying birds individually and the term always implies the use of metal leg-rings, stamped or engraved with a serial number and the address of a recognized ringing organization.
Knowledge of aspects of bird biology, such as the survival and movements of birds in their natural habitats, is fundamental to the understanding of avian population dynamics and essential for effective conservation and management of wild birds.
myweb.absa.co.za /EFRETIEF/Background.html   (2239 words)

  
 Bird ringing - North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The emphasis is on passerine migrants though the breeding populations, especially of waders and seabirds, are monitored and pullus ringed during the summer season.
Ringing allows us to study how many young birds leave the nest and survive to become adults.
In fact, relative to the bird's weight, a ring is similar to a wristwatch on a human.
www.nrbo.f2s.com /about/ringing.php   (455 words)

  
 Raptors Namibia: Ringing
Birds have been ringed in Namibia since 1958, when 89 birds were ringed under a German ringing scheme.
To legally ring birds in Namibia, ringers must have a SAFRING ringer's number as well as a ringing permit issued by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
See the booklet "Bird ringing in Namibia [pdf 946kb]" for information on what is happening and who is involved in bird ringing in Namibia; covering permit requirements, basic rules and ethics of ringing, equipment needs and, importantly, what to do with ring recoveries.
www.nnf.org.na /RAPTORS/raptors_pges/ringing.htm   (238 words)

  
 Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre
The Bird Ringing Data Collection of the Zoological Museum, known as the Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre, comprises data from Denmark as well as the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.
Birds of prey have been ringed regularly on a modest scale since the 1920s, which has resulted in an interesting recovery material.
Since 1998 the Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre has been jointly financed by the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen and the Ministry of Environment and Energy, according to an agreement that runs in periods of three years.
www.zmuc.dk /ring/ringing.htm   (381 words)

  
 Kenya Birds - Ngulia Bird Ringing 1999
The Slovenian bird was ringed at the same place (Vrhnika) as an Ngulia-ringed Marsh Warbler had been controlled in 1995.
The 1999 ringing has already produced two recoveries: a young Sprosser ringed on 22 November was retrapped in mid-June while breeding at Frankfurt/Oder, in eastern Germany but on the Polish border; it was sexed as a female with five young.
The other bird, an adult Marsh Warbler, ringed on 11 December, was found dead on the front of a car near Stuttgart, south-western Germany on 15 July.
www.kenyabirds.org.uk /ngulia99.htm   (829 words)

  
 Birding in India - Bird Migration - Bird Ringing - Bird Banding
Generally, in birds, migration is seasonal, and in the Indian subcontinent the majority of migratory birds are winter migrants.
It is important to remember that until the 19th century optical equipment was extremely rare, bird identification guides non-existent, travel to other countries difficult and expensive and bird ringing of course had not been invented.
Thus while the birds' internal clock probably releases the hormonal triggers at a fairly accurate date each year, the availability of food and the presiding weather conditions decide when the migration starts and hence when we see the first spring migrants arrive and the last autumn ones leave.
www.birding.in /bird_migration.htm   (965 words)

  
 BTO - 500th Bird Ringing Permit
For example, analysis of ringing data in a recent study into the decline of Starlings has shown that it is probably a decrease in the survival rate of birds (i.e.
Part of the BTO Ringing Scheme is funded by a partnership of the BTO and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (on behalf of English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Countryside Council for Wales and the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland).
Ringing, as a practical science, can only be learnt working in the ‘field’ with a qualified Trainer, of which there are over 300 in the country.
www.bto.org /ringing/ringinfo/birdingpermit5000.htm   (512 words)

  
 EURING: Bird Ringing in Science and Environmental Management
Ringing is a vital tool for scientists, particularly for studying the life histories, population dynamics and movements of birds.
Bird ringing and bird migration studies in particular were revolutionized in the early fifties when mist-nets first became generally available.
When birds are trapped for the purpose of rin-ging a variety of useful information can be recorded, particularly the weight and size (wing-length) of the bird, the amount of fat that the bird is carrying for the purpose of migration and the state of feather moult.
www.nioo.knaw.nl /EURING/content2.htm   (7396 words)

  
 Research using bird ringing
A wide variety of rings sizes and materials is now used to mark different species, depending on the dimension and structure of the leg and the habitats the birds frequent during their lives.
Bird ringing is a method used throughout the world to investigate many aspects of the lives of birds.
When birds are trapped for the purpose of ringing a variety of useful information can be recorded, particularly the weight and size (wing-length) of the bird, the amount of fat that the bird is carrying for the purpose of migration and the state of feather moult.
www.euring.org /about_euring/brochure   (7324 words)

  
 BBC - Oxford Features
Bird Ringing has been going on for about 90 years in Britain and Ireland and its main focus today is to keep track of population numbers.
Ringing is only carried out by highly trained volunteers, and the ring itself is so light it feels about as heavy as a watch does on a human arm.
Some birds are ringed in the nest, or in nest boxes, but most are ringed using mist-nets which are very fine nets about 60 feet long and ten feet high, such as the ones at the Northmoor Trust.
www.bbc.co.uk /oxford/nature/bird_ringing.shtml   (608 words)

  
 Bird ringing page
Most current ringing (banding) in the county involves members of the Munster Ringing Group, and all ringing is by qualified ringers holding an appropriate permit from the British Trust for Ornithology and a licence from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Ringing activities cover a range of habitats, and include mist-netting of migrant and other passerines at reedbed, scrub and garden sites, and nestbox ringing of chicks.
Recoveries of metal-ringed birds are dominated by two species (Storm Petrel and Sedge Warbler) which are targeted by ringers throughout Europe, resulting in many 'controls' (birds recaptured away from original ringing site and released after ring-details are recorded).
www.waterfordbirds.com /ringing.html   (461 words)

  
 Euring home
This new EURING brochure, compiled by Matthias Kestenholz, explains how bird ringing is contributing to conservation science and how EURING's activities can be developed further to address some of the conservation challenges of the 21st century.
Bird ringing provides much valuable information on survival rates and average life expectancies within bird populations.
The EURING databank (EDB) holds ring recovery data gathered by bird ringing schemes throughout Europe and is hosted by the British Trust for Ornithology in Thetford.
www.euring.org   (591 words)

  
 birding facts Birding Resources by the Fat Birder
Ringing is a vital tool for scientists, particulary for studying the life histories, population dynamics and movements of birds.
Inland Bird Banding Association is an organization for all individuals interested in the serious study of birds, their life-history, ecology, and conservation.
All the members of Newbury Ringing Group are volunteers who are enjoying a constructive hobby and contributing to the national bird ringing scheme organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
www.fatbirder.com /links/ornithology/banding_and_ringing.html   (1418 words)

  
 Watching Birds with Your Ears, by Diane Porter
The birds sing like mad on a spring morning, but most of the music is over by the time the sun rises.
Each species makes sounds that are unique to itself, and you can identify the birds by those sounds just as easily as you can by their shape or color.
Birds' strongest senses are sight and hearing, and they communicate by using visual and sound signals.
www.birdwatching.com /tips/earwatching.html   (1205 words)

  
 Bird Ringing in Wiltshire
The West Wilts Ringing Group and The Cotswold Water Park Ringing Group are the largest ringing groups covering the area though we are blessed with some very dedicated and active ringers who are not members of groups.
Colour ringing means that we can identify individuals or birds from a site or particular year simply by reading the colour ring combination in the field, eliminating the need to catch the bird again.
These birds are ringed with a colour ring over the metal on the right leg with two colour rings on the left leg.
www.wiltshirebirds.co.uk /ringingpage.htm   (675 words)

  
 Bird Ringing
Each person involved in the ringing of birds has to go through a rigorous training programme with highly experienced ringers before becoming licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to ring birds on their own.
If a ringed bird is caught or found (as a result of traffic, cats, deaths in gardens etc.) again, the information on the ring is recorded and sent to the BTO who monitor these ‘recoveries’.
The Ringing Scheme has built up a vast amount of information over the years about the birds that occur in Britain and the BTO plays a key role in conservation of our birds and their habitats.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /hilbrebirdobs/page3.html   (260 words)

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