orange ring with X and 3 plain rings


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ring area The Netherlands, near Utrecht, Gronignen and on Terschelling
animals 536
observations 640, of which 547 are captures
ringed in 2016 to 2024

After termination of the national project "Jaar van de spreeuw" (Year of the Startling) in 2014 VRS het Gooi and VRS de Haar joined efforts to continue the colour ringing research on this species. The birds are ringed at various locations in Utrecht en het Gooi, The Netherlands. Both nestlings as well as flying hatch year birds and adults are included in this project. Using colour rings we hope to increase the number of reports of these bird, thereby allowing us to learn more about migration, dispersal and survival. The success of this method has led to a number of sites in Groningen and Terschelling also joining this project.

The position of the scientific ring and the colour ring with the letter X (project marker, always on the same leg as the scientific ring) are also important for identifying the bird.

Example bird

Shorthand: MON(X)/LYC explanation
This is an arbitrary example of a bird that might not exist.

Data entry