Other ringing resources
The following documents contain suggested wording for signs to warn members of the public that bird ringing is taking place in the area. The wording can be amended to suit your needs and there is space for you to add your name and ringing group details (and logo if appropriate).
The following is some suggested wording to use in an introductory letter to a potential landowner to request access to ring on site. This wording is intended as a guide, to be altered as appropriate to each individual situation, and does not guarantee access to a site.
Site access request letter
Site access request letter (DOCX, 22.87 KB)
Nest box designs
The Dipper nest box cutting diagram was produced by Alex Copland and Michael Whelan. The Tawny Owl nest box design is by Jim Lennon.
Dipper nest box cutting diagram
Dipper nest box cutting diagram (PDF, 50.46 KB)
Tawny Owl nest box design
Tawny Owl nest box design (PDF, 411.13 KB)
BTO Data Reports
Our reports provide rigorous scientific information to inform Environmental Impact Assessments in the UK.
Too wet to nest?
A common issue that many analysts of biological data encounter is that of detectability. For a human population we can (in principle) count every individual. For wildlife though, things are trickier, and only rarely is...
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