Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)Entry ID: adu_safring
Abstract: The South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) administers bird ringing in southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in South Africa and neighbouring countries. All ringing records are curated by SAFRING, which is an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit. Contact is maintained by the SAFRING Project Coordinator with all ringers ... (banders in North American or Australian terminology).
The Bird Ringing Scheme in South Africa was initiated in 1948, so 1998 saw the 50th anniversary of the scheme. During this period over 1.7 million birds of 852 species were ringed. There have been a total of 16 800 ring recoveries since the inception of the scheme. This gives an overall recovery rate for rings in southern Africa of marginally less than 1%, averaged across all species. This probability varies enormously across species.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Animal Demography Unit, UCT
Dataset Title: South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
Dataset Release Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Start Date: 1899-12-30Stop Date: 2004-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > WADERS/GULLS/AUKS AND ALLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > ALBATROSSES/PETRELS AND ALLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PELICANS AND ALLIES
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Phone: +27 21 6502421
Email: dieter.oschadleus at uct.ac.za
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +27 21 6504998
Email: Michael.Brooks at uct.ac.za
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +27 21 8882400
Email: uvstange at csir.co.za
PO Box 320
Postal Code: 7599
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-22