Birds freely cross political boundaries, so international cooperation is essential if they are to be studied. EURING is the organisation which ensures this cooperation for all aspects of scientific bird ringing within Europe. EURING was founded in 1963, with the stated aim of organising and standardising European scientific bird ringing.
The EURING Data Bank – a critical tool for continental-scale studies of marked birds
This review paper, published in the July 2016 issue of the journal Ringing & Migration, provides a comprehensive overview of the services provided by the EDB and of its research achievements and potential. International collaborative research supported by the EDB has covered a wide range of topics including migration and movements, hunting, mortality causes, disease transmission, population dynamics and dispersal. Read the paper here. EURING welcomes applications to use EDB data. Visit the EDB pages to find out more.
Web address now in use on larger rings
The use of a web address on rings issued throughout Europe is co-ordinated by EURING. In addition to the standard postal address, increasing numbers of rings used on larger species carry the address www.ring.ac. This will take users to a multi-language website where they can enter details of the bird they have found. Finders will be informed about the ringing details of birds that they report in the usual way.