Saturday, January 1, 2000

Herring Gull Colourringprojects with a BLACK ring

Black c-ring with a yellow 4 alpha-numeric code (on left leg) and BTO-metal ring (on right leg).

Kevin Scott, Manx Ringing Group, c/o Manx BirdLife, 35 New Road, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7BG, British Isles, UK.

Note 1 : last position uses each letter of the alphabet and * = number 0-9.
Note 2 : used codes are T*TR through to T*TZ ; T*UA through to T*UZ ; T*VA through to T*VZ ;
T*WA through to T*WZ ; T*XA through to T*XZ ; T*YA through to T*YZ ; T*ZA through to T*ZZ.
Note 4 : birds are ringed on the Isle of Man, British Isles.
Note 5 : this blog contains a link to a document giving the details of the scheme above.

Combination of two c-rings [ (black with a 2 digit/alphanumeric code) and white (with letter “A”) ] and a metal ring.

Jean-Pierre Leys, 55 rue Dufour, FR-59270 Bailleul, France.

Note 1: used colours are black (below) and white (above). Reading upwards.
Note 2: flying birds carry a black ring with 2 alphanumeric code and a white ring with the letter A on right tarsus. Metal ring is on the left tibia.
Note 3: pulli carry a black ring with 2 alphanumeric code and a white ring with the letter A on left tarsus. Metal ring is on the right tibia.
Note 4 : letters not used : B, D, G, I, O, Q.

Black ring with white code ( letter J and 3 or 4 numbers and/or letters ).

Direct report :
The purpose of this page is to make it easy for observers to report information on colour-ringed birds. After registering as a user, you can report the colour code you have seen and immediately receive data on where the bird has been ringed and observed before.

Project leader : Lista Ringing Group, Boks 171, 4558 Vanse, Norway.

Note 1 : birds are ringed in South-Norway.


Black (plastic) ring with white code (on tarsus).

Dmitrijs Boiko, Dept. of Zoology, Latvian Museum of Natural History, K. Barona street 4, Riga, LV-1712, Latvia.

tel.: +371-735.60.41. ; fax: +371-735.60.24. ; mobile : +371-26416423.

note 1 : used codes and contacts are:

S201-S300 : Iļja Boiko : e-mail:

S301-S400 : Dmitrijs Boiko : e-mail:

S401-S500 : Aigars Kalvāns : e-mail:


Black ring with code.

Riga, Latvian Bird Ringing Center, Institute of Biology, 3 Miera st., Salaspils LV-2169, Latvia.

tel.: +371-2-94.53.93.

fax.: +371-2-94.49.86.

mobile: +371-64.48.210.


note 1 : used codes are S and 3 numbers.


Black ring with code Cxxx or Cxxxx (where x is a number or letter).

Ringing Centre, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Zoological Museum, P.O. Box 17, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland.

tel.: +358-9-191.28.847 or +358-9-191-28.848.

e-mail :

website :

note 1: 3500 black rings delivered during 1993-2004.


Black ring with code.

Kalev Rattiste, Institute of Zoology and Botany, Academy of Sciences of Estonia, 21 Vanemuise St., 2400 Tartu, Estonia.


fax: +372-7-433.472.

note 1: used code is: three letters (E,J,K,L,M,P) / numbers (00 till 99).


Black ring with code (3 alphanumeric code).

Lithuanian Bird Ringing Centre, Zoological Museum, Laisves aleja 106, 3000 Kaunas, Lithuania.

note 1: the two numbers are separated by letter.


Black ring with white code KJxxx (where x is a number or letter).

Risto Juvaste, Viljakaari 4, FIN-80510 Onttola, Finland.

tel.: +358-13-801.293.

gsm : +358-50-36.76.167.

e-mail : " rr juvaste fi "

website :

note 1: 50 birds ringed in Russian Karelia, no metal ring.


Black ring (on left leg) with white code (3 numbers) and metal ring (on right leg).

Steve Hales, 17 Weatherbury Way, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2ED, UK.


Terry Coombs, 51 Rip Croft, Portland, Dorset DT5 2EE, United Kingdom.

tel.: +44-(0)-1305-82.10.37

e-mail :

note 1: used code is for 1995:001-060 ; for 1996:061-106 ; for 1997:107-131 ; for 1998:132-153 ; 1999:154-197 ; 2000: 200-266 ; 2001: 269-344 ; 2002: 345-367.

note 2: for 2005 : starting at 401 but due to a non-arriving by post of the of c-rings, the projects is delayed.