Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group

For Curlew, the Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group fit a metal ring on the left tibia (above the knee) and a single un-coded blue ring on the left tarsus (below the knee). On the right leg we fit an un-coded blue or orange ring on the right tibia (above the knee) and two un-coded colour rings on the right tarsus (below the knee). These are coloured blue, green, lime, black, orange, red, white or yellow. To report a sighting of one of these birds please complete and submit this form. For other colours or codes, please check the International Wader Study Group register or the European Colour-ring Birding website to locate the project contact or submit your sighting through the EURING website.

For Grey Plover, the Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group fit an un-coded blue or yellow ring on the left tibia (above the knee) and two un-coded colour rings on the left tarsus (below the knee). These are coloured blue, green, lime, black, orange, red, white or yellow. On the right leg we fit a metal ring on the tibia (above the knee) and a single un-coded blue or orange ring on the tarsus (below the knee). To report a sighting of one of these birds please complete and submit this form. For other colours or codes, please check the International Wader Study Group register or the European Colour-ring Birding website to locate the project contact or submit your sighting through the EURING website.

Please provide your name and email address so that we may provide you with more details of the bird that you have re-sighted. We will not use this information for any other purpose.

Colour Ring Sightings

Much of the value of colour ringing comes from re-sighting reports by birdwatchers and members of the public. We welcome all reports of the birds that we have colour-ringed to allow us to build up a life history of the movements of each bird. Repeat sightings at the same location are just as valuable as those from new or distant sites.

Curlew ringed by the Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group carry a metal ring on the left leg above the knee and an un-coded blue ring on the left leg below the knee. On the right leg they carry a blue or orange ring above the knee and a combination of two colour rings below the knee.

Grey Plover ringed by the Devon and Cornwall Wader Ringing Group carry a blue or yellow un-coded ring on the left leg above the knee and a combination of two colour rings below the knee. On the right leg they carry a metal ring above the knee and a blue or orange colour ring below the knee.

Please use the form on the right to let us know when and where you have seen one of these birds. We will respond as soon as possible, usually within a week, with details of where and when the bird was ringed.

For Curlew or Grey Plover wearing ring of other colours or codes, please check the International Wader Study Group register or the European Colour-ring Birding website to locate the project contact or submit your sighting through the EURING website.

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