Bird ring recoveries

Our knowledge of British and Irish birds relies heavily on reported sightings of ringed birds. If you find a ringed bird, please follow one of the options below.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) coordinates the ringing and reporting of wild birds in Britain and Ireland. 

Important research on the survival and movements of these birds is supported by reports received from members of the public, so if you have found a ringed bird please report it.

Report a bird ring online

Contact the National Ringing Scheme

The Ringing Unit
BTO
The Nunnery
Thetford
Norfolk, UK
IP24 2PU

Tel: +44 (0)1842 750050
Fax: +44 (0)1842 750030

Email: recoveries@bto.org