gathered using all marking methods should be archived
EURING welcomes and encourages the use of all methods
of collecting bird movement data. Much valuable data
is collected using colour marks (rings, wing tags, neck
collars, leg flags etc), radio transmitters (terrestrial
and satellite etc) and data loggers. EURING recognises
the importance of these methods in rapidly and effectively
collecting data that may be impossible to collect by
using just metal rings. We consider that it is vital
that all bird movement data is secured for the future.
We therefore strongly recommend that all such data should
be submitted to national ringing schemes so that they
may be archived.
EURING General Meeting, 30 August 2007