Definition of bird ringing in English:

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bird ringing

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[mass noun]
The practice of catching birds, marking them with an identifying band around the leg, and then releasing them.
Example sentences
  • In the late 1950s when youthful Chris Mead was bird ringing at Barn Elms Reservoir, I was an even younger budding ringer at Beddington Sewage Farm, and we often caught each other's birds.
  • All birds were caught with mistnets at night on intertidal flats in the Wadden Sea (under Dutch bird ringing center license numbers 851 and 351 for knots and turnstones, respectively).
  • Most activities start from 10 am and include nature trails, bird ringing, hurdle making (fashionable this), charcoal, wood turning and pole lathing.


bird ringer

Example sentences
  • Up until last year, the only way to get involved in bird migration studies was to go to the coast or to train as a bird ringer.
  • The group consists of several bird ringers who are licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology.
  • It is usually only bird ringers who carry-out survey work in reedbeds who are lucky enough to see them.

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