Ringing Scheme of East Africa

Coordinates and promotes bird ringing throughout the East African region and beyond through issuing of rings to qualified ringers and tracking ring recoveries. The aims of the Scheme are:

  • To promote the collection of data from bird populations in eastern Africa through bird ringing so as to better understand their ecology and therefore allow for informed management decisions regarding their conservation
  • To maintain high standards of ethics, data collection and public acceptance in the practice of bird trapping and ringing
  • To facilitate and encourage more people in eastern Africa to become involved and contribute to bird conservation in the region as ‘citizen scientists’.

Regular sessions of bird ringing are held at the museum ground most Tuesday mornings. An international ringing session takes place at Ngulia Lodge in Tsavo West National Park during the Migration in November and December.

For more information contact the Ringing Scheme Organizer ringing.eafrica@gmail.com