The South African Bird Ringing Unit

Ringing birds around Africa!


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Bird ringing/banding is the process whereby registered ringers permanently mark wild birds to study their lifecycles (births, deaths, age of breeding and survival rates), habits, populations and movements. To do this metal rings (marked with unique numbers) are attached to the bird for future identification.

We at SAFRING administer all bird ringing within Southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers. SAFRING curates all the southern African ringing records on site and maintains a close relationship between all other ringing schemes.

We encourage everyone to actively take part in sighting and reporting all ringed birds to us, and we hope to hear from you soon.



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Ringed in:
R328 oudshoorn mosselbaai


Date Ringed:
2017-11-19


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Dieter Oschadleus (2017-11-14)




Photo from around 1998! Some of the Pretoria Bird Club members. L to R, top: Robert Thomson, Riaan Marais (recently deceased), Rihaan Geyser, Andrew Tucker Bottom: Philip Grobler, Dieter Oschadleus, Henk Bouwman



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