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Data set name

Belgian bird ringing and recovery data

Data holding centreRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1927 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Most of all Europe and Africa

Observations 
Parameters

Bird behaviour

Description 
Summary

The Belgian Ringing Scheme is a member of EURING (covering the European ringing organisations). Activities of the Ringing Scheme: 20 million data since 1927.

            Annually 600,000 birds are ringed in Belgium. Administration of the data of Belgian and foreign ringing. Recoveries: 130,000. Annually 5000 recoveries added to the database. The study of migration flyways and periods. The conservation of roosting areas of birds on migration. Populations dynamics: mortality, causes of death (road accidents, shooting, etc.).

OriginatorsRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
AvailabilityUnknown
ContactDr. W. Roggeman
Address

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
Brussels

B-1000
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 627 42 11
Emailinfo@sciencesnaturelles.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11011005
Global identifier995
Last revised2009-02-12