Ruddy Turnstone

orange flag with 3 letters and red ring


Stichting Calidris
website none
ring area The Netherlands, Schiermonnikoog
animals 812
observations 2408, of which 854 are captures
ringed in 2013 to 2020

Turnstones are Arctic waders. Many of these birds can be found overwintering in the Netherlands, but a part of the population only visits the Netherlands during migration. The Calidris ringing group is colour banding turnstones in autumn since 2013 with orange coded flags. In this project, we want to investigate which part of the population stays in the Netherlands during winter, where other birds spend the winter, and whether there is a difference in survival between these two groups. During high tides, turnstones typically gather at peers and quays, which offers good conditions for ring reading.

Example bird

Shorthand: Of-HTC/R explanation
This is an arbitrary example of a bird that might not exist.

Data entry