Birds freely cross political boundaries and so international cooperation is vital for research and conservation. EURING promotes international collaboration on all aspects of scientific bird ringing, particularly in Europe and along the Eurasian African flyway. Our work includes collaborative research, data sharing and scientific meetings.
Migration Atlas dataset completed
Over the last year EURING’s member ringing schemes have been hard at work checking and preparing data for the Eurasian African Bird Migration Atlas that is due to be published in 2020. Thanks to a huge effort by many people this impressive dataset is now complete. It contains almost 25 million encounter records of marked individuals based on resightings, recaptures by ringers and dead birds reported by the public. The Atlas will map the migration routes of some 300 species and provide information on migration periods, migratory connectivity, illegal killing of birds and changing migration patterns. The dataset will also support a wide range of other research.
Advances in modelling demographic processes
The proceedings of the EURING 2017 Analytical Meeting and Workshop have been published as a special issue of Methods in Ecology and Evolution and Ecology and Evolution. Edited by Rob Robinson and Beth Gardner these proceedings bring together a series of 16 papers demonstrating cutting edge statistical methods and their application to a range of issues relevant to data from bird ringing and related ecological fields. Topics covered include mark-recapture and mark-recovery analysis, integrated population modelling, movement analyses and occupancy modelling. More information on this highly productive series of conferences is available here.
Flyway-scale migration Atlas started
EURING is delighted to announce the start of work on the Eurasian African Bird Migration Atlas which is being developed and compiled by EURING on behalf of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The atlas will combine EURING data on ring recoveries with tracking data from Movebank and other sources. The main outputs will be presented on-line and the project is also expected to lead to a number of high profile scientific papers. Work started in September 2018 and we plan to complete the project in 2021. Find out more on the Migration Atlas web pages.