International bird ringing seminar

Foto: Stine E.N. Hansen

Bird ringers, researchers, protected area managers, bird enthusiasts and locals meet!

Bird ringers, researchers, management authorities and local schools and bird enthusiasts gathered together for bird ringing and information exchange

Friday 1st September bird ringing started at Nyrud in Pasvik Nature Reserve (Norway). The ringers are early birds and started the ringing 04.00. Later on, researchers and nature protection area managers from Sweden, Finland, Russia and Norway met up at the scene. Local school children visited the ringing site during the day and got to experience the birds close up and to learn about the different species; their migration routes and ecology from the experienced bird ringers.

Ringing is a method to collect individual information from the birds, to follow their migration routes and life span. Every bird gets a small ring with an individual number. The information on the ring is when read or recaptured registered at the ringing center who issued the ring. Interesting facts is in this way collected from the birds.

Saturday 2nd a workshop and seminar on Green Belt Fennsocsnadia, flyways and bird ringing was held at NIBIO Svanhovd in Svanvik. The seminar was funded by the North Calotte Council. Seminar presentations are listed in the right hand marge.

The bird ringing at Nyrud is implemented in cooperation with Biotope AS, Brewood Ringers (UK), Øvre Pasvik National Park Board and County Governor of Finnmark.

Report - Seminar program, abstracts and workshop conclutions

News from earlier workshops held in Pasvik-Inari area under the Green Belt Fennoscandia theme: 2014 and 2015

Foto: Stine E.N. Hansen