Movements & longevity


This page contains links to maps of some of the long-distance movements of birds ringed by MRG. Just click on the link to open the relevant page.

Teal Anas crecca

Waders (shorebirds)

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Terns Sternidae

Great Spotted Wodpecker Dendrocopos major

(Barn) Swallow Hirundo rustica

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

Wagtails Motacillidae

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca and Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

All of the maps were produced using DMAP.

From 1994-96, MRG members at Woolston participated in the Network on European-African Songbird Migration, funded by the European Science Foundation. This project established collaborative protocols (published in the manual of field methods) and co-ordinated ringing across 50 sites in 18 countries in Europe and Africa, with standardised measurements taken on a variety of migrant species, mostly warblers. More information on the results from this project, with particular emphasis on the contribution of birds from Woolston, is given here: ESF Migration Network.



The BTO has a list of the longest-lived ringed bird for every species ringed in Britain and Ireland: click here. This page will soon contain examples of some retraps of birds ringed by MRG, showing how ringing can illuminate their life histories.