The Ukrainian Bird Ringing Centre

Data Bases of the Ukrainian Bird Ringing Centre

One of main tasks of the Centre is maintenance of data base of recoveries of birds spatially connected with the territory of Ukraine. Nowadays this data base includes more 14 thousand of recoveries from different regions of the World. In a year, the Centre collects information about findings of several hundreds of banded birds. These are birds which were banded with either KIEV or MOSKWA rings in Ukraine, and birds with rings of other banding centers. These recoveries have been collected for more than 100 years. On the territory of the country, first ringed birds were found in 1911. The recovery data base of the Centre contains three findings of birds banded on Galindez Island in Antarctica at Vernadskyi Antarctic Station (Ukraine). One of them is rather unusual. An adult bird of the South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) was banded near the Station on 1 January, 1998 and it was found in Peru on 10 October, 2011. It flew more than 6800 kilometres to the north.

Another fully digitized array of the data base encompasses reports on bird ringing on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, this data array includes information of banding of birds with such rings: more than 295 thousand KIEV, nearly 330 thousand MOSKWA (since 1976), 45 thousand and 800 hundred HELGOLAND since 1990, 1278 ATHENS, 1146 BOLOGNA, 371 HIDDENSEE.



About the Centre

History and Workers

The Ukrainian bird rings

Data Bases of the Ukrainian Bird Ringing Centre

History of Banding of Birds in Ukraine

Atlas of Migrations of Birds of Ukraine



vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15, Kyiv-30, 01030, UKRAINE

polud@izan.kiev.ua (Head of the Centre A. M. Poluda),
ring@izan.kiev.ua (office of the Centre)

+380 (44) 235-01-12



I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2018