Have you found a ringed bird?
Annually, approximately 200,000 to 250,000 wild birds are ringed in Norway. The results of this tell us about our breeding birds’ migration routes, stop over sites and wintering areas. By trapping and ringing birds, we learn about the proportion of juveniles and adults in the bird population and can say something about how the breeding season has been.
When ringed birds are recovered, we can calculate their age and gather data on important causes of death. This knowledge is essential for managing the bird populations in a good way.
All scientific bird ringing (or banding) in Norway is organised by the Bird Ringing Centre at Museum Stavanger. Since its establishment in 1914, more than 9 million birds have been ringed in Norway. If you find a ringed, we would like you to report this to the Ringing Centre.
Dowload the report form here.
You will receive a reply from the Ringing Centre of where and when the bird was marked, and what kind of bird it was. If the bird was marked abroad, we will also send a copy of the recovery report to the respective ringing scheme in your country.