Reportable recovery definitions

Different schemes have, historically, had different procedures for the central processing and storage of reports of birds which have been ringed and subsequently encountered again. The EURING Data Bank only holds data for birds which are regarded as 'reportable'. For example, some schemes have minimum distances, or times between ringing and finding before a live recapture of a bird will be handled centrally.

The conditions for being regarded as 'reportable' for each Ringing Scheme are shown below:

Code
Scheme
Recoveries reported
ABTAlbania 
BGSBulgariaAll subsequent encounters of birds except for live reports on the same day and in the same place as ringing.
BLBBelgiumAll ringed birds found or reported by someone other than the ringer.
BYMBelarus 
CIJChannel IslandsAll dead recoveries.
All live recaptures of birds found more than 5km from the place of ringing.
CYCCyprusAll dead recoveries.
All live recaptures of birds found more than 5km from the place of ringing.
CZPCzech RepublicAll information available from all individuals ever reported, i.e. no restrictions according to distance, time elapsed, species, or any combinations of those features.
DEHGermany (Hiddensee)All information available from all individuals ever reported, i.e. no restrictions according to distance, time elapsed, species, or any combinations of those features.
DERGermany (Radolfzell)All reports of live birds more than 10 km from ringing place or more than 4 weeks after ringing. All dead recoveries.
DEWGermany (Helgoland)All subsequent encounters of birds except for live reports on the same day and in the same place as ringing.
DKCDenmark (Copenhagen)Older data: All dead recoveries.
All live recaptures of birds found more than 50 km from the ringing place and more than 1 month after ringing.
Recent data: All reports of birds already wearing a ring.
DKKDenmark
(Kalo)
Older data: All dead recoveries.All live recaptures of birds found more than 50km from ringing place and more than one month after ringing.
Recent data: All reports of birds already wearing a ring.
ESASpain
(San Sebastian)
All dead recoveries.
All live recaptures of birds found more than 50 km from the ringing place or more than 1 year after ringing.
ESISpain
(Madrid)
Recent data: all subsequent reports except for immediate same-day recaptures.
Pre-2000 data: all dead recoveries, local captures more than 9 months after ringing and all non-local recaptures.
ETMEstoniaAll dead recoveries.
All live recaptures of birds found more than 10 km from the ringing place or more than 3 months after ringing.
FRPFranceAll dead recoveries.
GBTUnited Kingdom
& Ireland
All reports of birds already wearing a ring.
GRAGreeceAll dead recoveries. All live recaptures more than 5 km from ringing place or more than 3 months after ringing. All resightings of colour-ringed birds, or reading of metal rings in the field, up to a maximum of 4 records per month.
HESSwitzerlandAll ringed birds found or reported by someone other than the ringer. Since 2008, all recoveries including local controls, except those on the same day and place.
HGBHungaryAll encounters of ringed birds, dead or alive, over 10km from the place of ringing.
HRZCroatiaAll dead recoveries.
All reports of birds more than 10 km from ringing place or more than 30 days after ringing.
IABItalyAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
ISRIcelandAll dead recoveries.
All reports of birds at least one day after ringing, except for some special cases (some colour-ringing and local movement projects including Whooper Swan, geese, some waders and gulls).
KZAKazakhstan 
LIKLithuaniaAll subsequent encounters of birds except for live reports on the same day and in the same place as ringing.
LVRLatviaAll dead recoveries. All reports of birds by somebody other than the ringer. All reports of birds more than 10 km from ringing place or more than 3 months after ringing.
MKSMacedonia 
MLVMaltaAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
NLANetherlandsAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
NOSNorwayAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
PLGPolandAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
POLPortugalAll subsequent encounters of birds except for live reports on the same day and in the same place as ringing.
ROBRomaniaAll dead recoveries. All reports of live birds except those in the same locality less than one week after ringing. 'Locality' means within 5 km for most birds but further for some larger species.
RSBRepublic of SerbiaAll dead recoveries.
All reports of birds more than 1week after ringing.
RUMRussia 
SFHFinlandAll reports of birds already wearing a ring.
SKBSlovakiaAll subsequent captures or sightings of any ringed birds.
SLLSlovenia 
SVSSwedenAll reports of all birds by someone other than the ringer.
TUATurkeyPolicy to be determined
UKKUkraine 

 

All reports of birds already wearing a ring.

 

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