WI - Cormorant Research Group Colour-ringing - European shag updated on 08-04-2015

European shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Colour-ringing Projects in Europe

ARRANGED BY COUNTRY

Croatia - France - Greece - Italy - Norway - Portugal - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom


Croatia

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Orange Black 3 colour ring on R L leg
Codes already used: A00 ... U99
1,060 2005-2011 Jelena Kralj
Zagreb Ringing Scheme
Croatia  

The colour-ringing of Shags started in Croatia in 2005. In 2005 and 2006 it was conducted by the Italian ringer Barbara Cimador, after which was continued by Croatian ringers.


France

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Yellow Black
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus
2 Only 16 letters used: A B C D F H J L N P R S T V X Z 247 2004 C. Barbraud / Mattieu Fortin France  
Yellow Black
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus
3cb Only 16 letters used: A B C D F H J L N P R S T V X Z 3,744 2004-2013 C. Barbraud / Mattieu Fortin France  
Yellow Black
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus

3cb

Numbers used are: 1 and 4;
Only 16 letters used: A B C D F H J L N P R S T V X Z

281

2013

C. Barbraud / Mattieu Fortin

France

 

Black

Yellow

3

100 birds ringed in South Normandy with code A00-A99;
in the next years codes B00-b99 and C00-C99, etc. will be used

100

2011

Fabrice Gallien
& Matthieu Lorthiois

France

 

The project started in Western France in spring 2004 .

Combination of colour and metal rings

Ring colours Style Leg No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme



Ps/Ps/Ps
+
M/Ps
? ? ? J. Thibault France

Project on Mediterranean shag (P. aristotelis desmaresti).
The project was stopped several years ago.

 

Greece

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
White Black 3cb project starts in March 2007 - 2007 D. Portolou
Hellenic Ornithological Society
Greece

Italy

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Yellow Black 3 15 letters used
(A B C D F H J L N P R S T V Z)
- 2005 N. Baccetti Italy  

Norway

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Yellow Black
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus
2 Yellow ring with two letters
(not specified left / right leg, neither code inscription).
The project started in 2002 and intends to monitor survival of the breeding population at the Røst islands, Lofoten, Norway
? 2002 Tycho Anker-Nilssen Norway  

White

Black

L/R tarsus R/L tarsus

2

The project is carried out in Hornøya (Vardø, NE Norway) since 2004

?

2004-

Robert T. Barrett

Norway

 

Red

White

2

The project is carried out on Anda by NINA Institute

ca. 30 adults

2005-09

Christensen-Dalsgaard

Norway

 

 


Portugal

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Green White
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus
project carried on in Berlengas island
Not used the letters: E, I, O and Q
  2015-2019 Pedro Geraldes Portugal  

Slovenia

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Orange Black 3 Colour and codes have been agreed with the Zagreb Ringing Centre   2012   Slovenia  

The colour-ringing of Shags started in Croatia in 2005. In 2005 and 2006 it was conducted by the Italian ringer Barbara Cimador, after which was continued by Croatian ringers.


Spain

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Red White
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus

2
+
M/Ps (or M)
(a)
Colour ring with code on:
Left tarsus in odd years
Right tarsus in even years

code from 1A to 9Z

200 1998-2005 D. Alvarez (b) Spain
Red White
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus

2
+
M/Ps (or M)
(a)
Colour ring with code on:
Left tarsus in odd years
Right tarsus in even years

code from AA to ZZ

200 1998-2005 D. Alvarez (b) Spain  
Red White
L/R tarsus R/L tarsus


2
+
M/Ps (or M)
(a)
Colour ring with code on:
Left tarsus in odd years
Right tarsus in even years

code from 11 to 99

72 2007-2009 D. Alvarez (b) Spain  
White

Blue

Black
Black

White

White

or

or
2 + M L (even years)
R (odd years)
1000 1993-1998 A. Velando (c) Spain  
Green White

2 R 113 2007-2011 J. Hidalgo Spain
White Black 3 L / R (d) 2003 D. Oro
F. de Pablo
Spain  
White Black 3   (e) 2014 Asociación de Naturalistas del Sureste (Murcia)
http://www.asociacionanse.org/
Spain  

(a) An additional white, red or yellow ring (without code) may be added at the metal ring.
(b) Birds ringed in colonies in Asturias (Cantabric Sea, N Spain). Overall, 250 birds ringed in 1998-2003
(c) Birds ringed in colonies in Atlantic sector of Galician coast (Spain)
(d) The cr-project is going to begin in the Baleary from the spring 2003

 


Sweden

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Ring type Note No.
ringed
Years Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Orange Black 2   29
63
2013
2014
Matti Åhlund, matti.ahlund@telia.com
Tommy Järås,
birdcenter@swipnet.se
Sweden

United Kingdom

Ring
colour
Inscription
colour
Style Type Leg No.
ringed
Years Note Project
leaders
Ringing
scheme
Example
Yellow Black 2 (a) L, R 50 1986-1996 Adult birds Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk
UK  
Blue White ? ? ? 2015 Project carried on Puffin Island N Wales
combination used
from AA to AY and from KA to KY
Stephen Dodd
sg.dodd@yahoo.com

UK

Red White 3 ?   ? Adult birds Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk
UK  
Yellow Black 3 ?   ? -2009 Adult birds Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk
UK  
Various Various 3 L, R 2700 1995-1999 ... 2009 Nestlings Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk
UK  
Green White 3 R   2001 - 2009 Nestlings Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk
UK

Green

White

3

L

 

2013

codes from 300 to 499

BTO Retrap Adult Survival Project
http://www.bto.org/ringing/ringinfo/ras/index.htm

Report sightings to:
Robin Ward
robin.ward2@virginmedia.com or admin@tiarg.org

Robin Ward - Treshnish Isles Auk Ringing Group
http://www.hebrideantrust.org/treshnish.htm

UK

 

dark Blue

or

Red

or

dark Green

White


or

or

3

(?)

(?)

... - 2009

Nestlings (b)

Mark Newell (CEH Edinburgh)
email to:
shags@ceh.ac.uk

UK

 
Lime (pale green) Black 3 L, R 200 2006-2012 Colony at: Lunga, Treshnish Isles, SW Scotland
Ringed: Nestlings and Adults
Codes: from 100 to 299

BTO Retrap Adult Survival Project
http://www.bto.org/ringing/ringinfo/ras/index.htm

Report sightings to:
Robin Ward
robin.ward2@virginmedia.com or admin@tiarg.org

Robin Ward - Treshnish Isles Auk Ringing Group
http://www.hebrideantrust.org/treshnish.htm
UK

Red

White

4

L

 

2010-

Colony at: Shiant Islands
(metal ring on the right leg)

contact:
BTO Demography Team:
colourringing@bto.org

UK

 

Isle of May, Firth of Forth, and other sites along the East cost of Scotland.
(a) Letters are read down the legs.
(b) The letters used are A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, L, N, P, R, S, T, U, X, W, Z