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Open call for volunteering – Bird Ringing -Autumn 2016

We are searching for bird ringers and helpers to join us as volunteers and assist us carrying out our bird ringing campaign for the autumn migration season of 2016. The season for the bird ringing campaign will run from 3rd of September until 2nd of October.

The evaluation of the applications have now started!
To fill in an online application click here: application (
Information about the accommodation, the volunteers’ tasks, how to get there, and other frequently asked questions can be found here: FAQ
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Day 55 of ringing – the last day

55 days have passed and today we had our last mist netting session for the season. The migration flow has faded! In total we had 31 birds of 12 species.

Ringing totals for the today and the season can be found here:


Spring 2016, day 54 of bird ringing

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Spring 2016, day 53 of bird ringing

The migration is fading and today was a slow day. In total only 14 birds.

Daily total can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 52 of bird ringing

The migration flow have dropped here at the south and that is evident by ring totals (19 birds). Nets are going to opened until Friday!

Daily totals can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 51 of bird ringing

The winds were even stronger today and thus we got few birds (31 in total). We still though have a fair variety of species that reached up to 10. As yesterday the House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο was the most common species ringed.

Daily totals can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 50 of bird ringing

Yesterday we had to close the nets after the first net round due to rain that lasted more or less up to midday. The weather improved slightly today So we managed to ring though the whole constant effort session. The bird of the day was defiantly the Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum, Λευκοχελίδονο ;39 ringed). We also had more Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα) and Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Σχοινοποταμίδα) than usual.

In total 89 birds at the constant effort site.

Daily totals can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 48 of bird ringing

Strong wind are back and made us close the nets yesterday after the first net round. In any case the winds faded down and we ringed though out the whole period today. In total we got 28 birds at the constant effort site with most of the birds being Garden Warblers (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and Spotted Flycatchers (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης).

Daily totals can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 46 of bird ringing

A really hot day today with significantly less bids, around 60 in the constant effort site. The Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) is still the most common species by far being half of the birds trapped.

Daily totals can be found here:

Spring 2016, day 45 of bird ringing

Garden warblers are reaching their peak with more of the half ringed today belonging to them. Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) are all around the place are was the second most common species at the ringing table. Sand Martin (Riparia riparia, Οχθοχελίδονο) are still around but in lower numbers.

The bird of the day though was another male Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala, Αμπελουργός) while a delayed Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) also gave the pleasure to observe it from close range.

Daily totals can be found here: