If you have found a ringed bird and want to report it please click the button below.
We administer bird ringing in Southern Africa,
supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in
South Africa and neighbouring countries. We are
an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit and all ringing records are curated by us.Contact is maintained by our
Project Coordinator with all ringers (banders in North American or Australian terminology).
For quite some time (longer than I would like to say) we have been working on our new website. We have tried to put our limited resources to good use to make some necessary improvements to the functionality and aesthetics of our website. Due to these limited resources however this project will be ongoing for quite some time and the site will likely change slightly day to day, as extra pages/options get added and improvements are made. Do not stress however as the primary functions (Uploads, Found a Ring? etc.) should vary very little.
Some of the new additions to our website are;
(1) An improved upload system that will give the details of errors made and block any problem records (Click Here)
(2) A page where online orders can be placed (Click Here)
(3) An improved "Found a Ring" page as well as a "Found a Colour Ring Page"
(4) A whole new colour ring/tag project page (Click Here), with separate project information pages (eg. Swift Terns)
There are also a quite a few unseen additions which aid in order processing and corrections which should hopefully improve in future to allow ringers even more functionality within our website.
We would like to thank all those who have helped during this process, as web testers and guinea pigs, and if you yourself have any ideas on improvements please let us know by emailing a list through to us at SAFRING. Personally I would also like to give a special thanks to Nosipho Mali, without whom none of this could have happened.
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