Sunday, February 27, 2000

Project Herring Gull - RED

Red ring with white code (Hxxx) and (Helgoland) metal ring (on other leg), allways “H” at beginning.

Dr. Sönke Martens, Carl Gördelerweg 16, D-25524 Itzehoe, Germany.
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Note 1 : xxx stands for numbers and letters.
Note 2 : examples are H99X, H123, HA67, HX43, H789, H23A
Note 3 : rings are to be read from bottom to top, most rings have a “checkpoint”.
Note 4 : birds are ringed at Schleswig- Holstein.
Note 5 : some rings are used at Lesser Black-backed Gulls, see this species.

Project Black-Headed Gull - WHITE

White ring with code, starting with E followed by cipher 1 and 2 letters.

Frank Majoor, Akkerstaat 55, 6822 AJ Arnhem, The Netherlands.
e-mail :
website :
tel. : +31-(0)26-

Note 1: used codes are E1AA-E1ZZ, E2AA-E2ZZ, E3AA-E3ZZ, E4AA-E4ZZ, E5AA-E5ZZ, E6AA-E6ZZ, E7AA-E7ZZ, E8AA-E8ZZ and E9AA-E9ZZ

Note 2: birds starting E1, E2, E3, E4, E5 and E6 are ringed as pulli or breeding birds in The Netherlands. And birds starting E7, E8 and E9 are ringed as adult in winter.