Report a sighting of species other than Oystercatcher
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.