Avian Influenza update

10 Jan 2017
Wigeon By Jill Pakenham
With a growing number of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Britain & Ireland this winter, ringing can provide important contextual information concerning the movements of wild birds. However, ringing activities need to be carried out responsibly and precautionary ringing suspensions are introduced where official Surveillance Zones are declared around outbreaks. Find out more about our advice on avian influenza and our guidelines to ringers.