Winter Ringing Project

The Winter Ringing Project is the first standardised ringing project to focus on monitoring passerines in winter. The project began as a pilot scheme over the winter of 2020/21, using a similar methodology to Constant Effort Sites (CES), but with fewer visits and allowing the provision of artificial bait. The aim of the Winter Ringing Project is to provide survival trend information and make more structured use of the passerine ringing data collected outside of the breeding season.

The Partners

The Winter Ringing Project is supported by a partnership between the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) (on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and NatureScot). It is part of the BTO Ringing Scheme which is funded by the BTO/JNCC Partnership, The National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and the ringers themselves.

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