Bird Ringing; A Concise Guide
People have always been fascinated by the movements of birds, whether they be seasonal comings and goings of migrants, or local movements of our own breeding birds. Ringing has long been the best tool to answer many of these questions, Since the first bird was ringed in Aberdeen in 1909 ( a Lapwing), trained and licenced BTO volunteers have ringed over 35 million birds. This guide is an ideal training tool for ringers, explaining how and why we ring birds. Also a great introduction to bird ringing for non ringers, highlighting the Scheme's successes and also explains why we still need to keep ringing today.