Findings of ringed birds

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In the period from 1993 to 2014, 57 rings were reistered in Montenegro - Center for Animal Marking from Belgrade processed 16 of them, while data on other findings were received directly from ringing organisations registered in Montenegro.

Most of the findings of ringed birds registered in Montenegro in the period before the Balkan conflicts in the early nineties, were published in the yearbook "Larus" of the Institute for Ornithology of the Yugoslav Academy of Arts and Sciences. At the beginning of the war, the job of processing data of ringed birds of Serbia and Montenegro was taken over by the Center for Animal Marking of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade.

Since there is no organised marking of birds in Montenegro, the mentioned data relate exclusively to the findings that were registered in Montenegro, ringed in other European countries.

In fifteen years of monitoring birds, there have been 16 ringed species registed: Pelecanus crispus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Tadorna tadorna, Ciconia nigra, Aythya ferina, Gyps fulvus, Buteo buteo, Pandion haliateus, Fulica atra, Scolopax rusticola, Larus cachinnans, Erthacus rubecula, Carduelis chloris, Phoenicopterus ruber, Tringa totanus, Aquila clanga, Merops apiaster, Platalea leucorodia.

From the above findings according to the species, P.ruber and P.crispus have been the most registered ones. The largest number of findings of rings was registered in Ulcinj wetlands, the Skadar Lake and in the surroundings of Podgorica. Other findings come from other parts of the country.

The largest number of registered ringed birds for the past twenty years came from Greece, Italy, Turkey, followed by Hungary, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia and Malta.