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.
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.
What effect might annual releases of non-native gamebirds be having on native biodiversity?
Henrietta Pringle reveals the work behind a recent paper on gamebirds and predation
Climate change in a warming world
BTO science contributes to our understanding of future scenarios, and informing policies and conservation management strategies to help species adapt.