Ringing Groups

Ringing Group setting nets.  Photographed by Lucy Yates.

Ringers working together to pursue a common interest

Ringing Groups are formed by people who wish to pursue a common interest in ringing related bird studies. All of the groups below are currently registered with the BTO and operating using BTO rings.  As a registered ringing group they will have at least two 'A' permit holders, a formally recognised 'Ringer in Charge' and 'Group Secretary'. The group name should reflect the geographic area in which they operate.  There are six exceptions to this (marked * below) which are organisations involved in research who may be using rings anywhere in the UK and Ireland to support their research.  

In the list below group names are linked to web pages the groups have told us about. Links to blogs, Facebook pages and other information can be accessed via the appropriate icon.  All of the linked pages etc. are maintained by the groups themselves.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Arden Ringing Group

Axe Estuary Ringing Group   

B

Bardsey Bird Observatory   

Barnsley Ringing Group

Beachy Head Ringing Station

Belfast & Down Ringing Group

Berkshire Downs Ringing Group   

Birklands Ringing Group

Birmingham University Ringing Group

Borders Ringing Group

Bradwell Bird Observatory

Brandon Ringing Group

British Antarctic Survey

BTO Nunnery Ringing Group

*BTO Research Group

C

Calf of Man Bird Observatory

Cape Clear Bird Observatory

Charnwood Ringing Group   

Chelmarsh Ringing Group

Chew Valley Ringing Station

Christchurch Harbour Ringing Station

Clyde Ringing Group

Colne Valley Ringing Group

Copeland Bird Observatory

Cotswold Waterpark Ringing Group

Cuckmere Ringing Group

D

Dartford Ringing Group

Devon & Cornwall Wader Group

Dingle Bird Club

Doncaster Ringing Group

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Durham Dales Ringing Group

Durham Ringing Group

E

East Anglia Gull Group

East Dales Ringing Group

East Kent Wildlife Group

East Norfolk Ringing Group   

East Yorkshire Ringing Group

Eden Ringing Group

*Edward Grey Institute

F

Fair Isle Bird Observatory   

Farlington Ringing Group

Filey Bird Observatory (ringing as East Yorkshire RG) 

Flamborough Bird Observatory (ringing as East Yorkshire RG)

Flat Holm Ringing Group

*Food & Environment Research Agency (CSL)

Fylde Ringing Group

G

Gibraltar Point Bird Observatory   

Gibraltar Ringing Group

Goldcliff Ringing Group

Gordano Valley Ringing Group

Gower Ringing Group

Grampian Ringing Group   

Great Saltee Ringing Station

H

Hersham Ringing Group

Heysham Bird Observatory (ringing as North Lancashire RG)

Highland Ringing Group

Hilbre Bird Observatory   

Holme Bird Observatory (ringing as NOA RG)

Hughenden Ringing Group

Humber Wader Ringing Group

I

Irish Midlands Ringing Group

Isle of May Bird Observatory   

Isle of Wight Ringing Group

Itchen Ringing Group

Ivel Ringing Group   

J
K

Kartong Bird Observatory

Kenfig Ringing Group

Kessingland Ringing Group

L

Lackford Ringing Group

Landguard Bird Observatory (ringing as Landguard RG)

Landguard Ringing Group

Leigh Ringing Group

Little Ouse Ringing Group

Llancillo Ringing Group

Llangorse Ringing Group

Lothian Ringing Group

Lundy Field Society

M

Manx Ringing Group

Maple Cross Ringing Group

Mercian Ringing Group

Merseyside Ringing Group

Mid Wales Ringing Group

Mid-Lincs Ringing Group

Morecambe Bay Wader Ringing Group

Munster Ringing Group

N

*National Parks & Wildlife Service

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Newbury Ringing Group

NOA Ringing Group   

North Lancashire Ringing Group   

North Norfolk Ringing Group

North Notts Ringing Group

North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory   

North Solway Ringing Group

North Thames Gull Group

North West Norfolk Ringing Group

North Wilts Ringing Group   

Northants Ringing Group

Northumbria Ringing Group

O

Orkney Ringing Group

P

Pembrokeshire Ringing Group

Pickering Forests Ringing Group

Portland Bird Observatory

Q
R

Radipole Ringing Group

Reculver Ringing Group

*RSPB

*RSPCA

Runnymede Ringing Group

Rutland Water Ringing Group

Rye Bay Ringing Group

Rye Meads Ringing Group

S

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory   

Scan Ringing Group

Severn Estuary Gull Group

Sheringham Ringing Group

Shetland Ringing Group

Shiants Auk Ringing Group

Shropshire Ringing Group

Skokholm Ringing Group   

Slapton Bird Observatory

Sorby Breck Ringing Group   

Souder Ringing Group

South Cleveland Ringing Group

South Devon Seabird Trust

South Manchester Ringing Group

South Notts Ringing Group   

South West Lancs Ringing Group   

Spurn Bird Observatory   

Stanford Ringing Group   

Steyning Ringing Group

Stour Ringing Group

Suffolk Barn Owl Group

Sule Skerry Ringing Group

SW Norfolk Ringing Group

Swale Wader Group

T

Tay Ringing Group   

Tees Ringing Group

Teifi Ringing Group   

Thetford Forest Ringing Group

Titchfield Haven Ringing Group

Treshnish Isles Auk Ringing Group

Treswell Wood Integrated Monitoring Group

Tring Ringing Group  

U

UEA Ringing Group  

Upper Cam Ringing Group  

V
W

Walney Bird Observatory   

Wash Wader Ringing Group   

Watchtree Ringing Group

Waveney Ringing Group

West Cornwall Ringing Group 

West Wilts Ringing Group

Whitburn Ringing Group

Wicken Fen Group

Wicklow Murrough Ringing Group

*Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Wintersett Ringing Group

Wychavon Ringing Group

XYZ