How to report a ringed bird
Ringing of wild birds is for scientific purposes.
You can help science by sending us the finding details!
If you find or observe a bird with a metal ring or some other type of marking, please report the ring number to the Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre (concerning readings of colour marks, however, see below).
You can either write to us at our postal address (see below) or send an e-mail, or phone us at +45 3532 1029, or fax us at +45 3532 1010 with the following information:
If the bird is dead, we would like you, if possible, to:
Coloured plastic rings and other types of colour markings:
If you read a colour mark
on a wild bird in the field without reading the metal ring number as well,
please give your information directly to the co-ordinator of that particular
colour-marking project. Lists and addresses of all European colour-marking
projects are available on the (external) web site
However, if you cannot track down the correct colour-marking project, you
are of course welcome to send your information to the Copenhagen Bird Ringing
Centre, and we will pass it on.
Our postal address is:
Copenhagen Bird Ringing Centre
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel +45 3532 1029
Fax +45 3532 1010
An example of a report
|1.||Ring number||9.J18.765, Zool. Mus. Denmark|
|2.||Species||small greyish-brown bird, possibly Garden Warbler|
|3.||Date||23 April 1999, at c. 1600 hrs|
|4.||Place||Sønderskov, near the town of Hjørring, Jutland|
|5.||Details||found recently dead, had flown against window pane in winter garden of house we have rented for our vacation|
|6.||Name||Adam Schmidt, Vogelstrasse 78, D-17498 Neuenkirchen, Germany, tel. +49 9999 999 999.|
|Last update: 01 juni 2007|
|Responsible Web-editor for the Vertebrate Department: Jon Fjeldså|