Resources for ringers
Information relating to collecting data and taking biometrics, including downloadable guides to help in the field, can be found in the Data collection and biometrics pages. Other useful documents, such as templates for site signage and an example letter requesting access to ring on a site can be found on the Other ringing resources page. The Health & Safety pages contain important information and leaflets relating to safe working practices and hygiene around birds.
If you are giving a ringing related talk or organising a ringing demonstration or display, you will find helpful Powerpoint presentations as well as downloadable posters and leaflets in the Displays and Talks section. For those of you who like to visualise your data, the Mapping recoveries page introduces four ways of creating simple maps to show the amazing journeys ‘your’ birds take. If you are looking for additional ringing opportunities, when any are available, these will be posted on the Opportunities for ringers page.
Posting on social media?
Social media is a useful way to increase engagement with ringing and nest monitoring activities, promoting the valuable contribution that these studies make to our understanding of why bird populations change. It can, however, be a volatile environment, so we have developed some guidance, which we hope you will find useful.
The resources pages will be updated regularly as we develop new content. Don’t forget that the ringers-only pages of the website also contain lots of useful information and resources. Over time, these two sets of pages will be combined.
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Belfast's Unsung Seabird
Despite the human hustle and bustle, Belfast Lough is at the heart of Eider conservation in Ireland. BTO's Senior Research Ecologist Kat Booth-Jones dives into research focused on this charismatic seabird.