Now on the wing…


Their moult is over and our new study gets underway, but will they be coming to a wetland
near you?


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
New for 2021, learning more about the movements of the naturalised UK population.

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.

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