The Art Of Bird Ringing - Daniel Santos Photography

THE ART OF BIRD RINGING


About The Project

Birds are probably the animals that most fascinate us and there are people all around the world, professionals and amateurs, studying them. Bird ringing is an individual marking method, which has become quite popular in scientific research given its high efficacy in the study of bird biology. It consists in putting a ring in the tarsus of the birds and each ring has engraved a unique alphanumeric code, which works almost like an ID card, allowing the distinction of individuals, even within the same species.

Bird ringing allows the understanding of the migratory patterns of birds and gives us an insight of the population dynamics over the years, showing us how the quality of the habitats evolve over time. It also helps inferring the longevity of wild species. These are just some of the reasons why bird ringing is so important and why is crucial for conservation strategies. You can read more about bird ringing here.


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