Time to fly…


After our most successful winter ringing season we now wait to see where our new recruits and old friends will be seen next, and our new
online database is ready for your sightings


Monitoring is the foundation of effective conservation. Collecting data on movements, survival and other factors provides conservationists with the information needed to be able to determine the conservation requirements of individual species and populations. Our network of volunteer bird ringers focus on waterbird species.

Study species

Barnacle Geese
Now over 800 colour-marked birds out there ready to have their rings read

Black-headed Gulls
Discovering the seasonal movements of wintering birds in Northwest England

Canada Geese
A joint project showing the movements of birds moulting at Windermere in Cumbria

Colour-marking in Britain & Ireland to unravel the secret movements of this nomadic species

New for 2021, a joint European study aiming to collect data on one of Europe’s most popular quarry duck species

Greylag Geese
Following the movements of birds caught at moulting sites across the UK

A colour-mark study to discover the movements and site fidelity of the species