SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
Ringing activities and orientation experiments in two temporary stations in Bulgaria - general report
Dimitar Ragyov
Vrazdebna, str. 3 N17, Sofia, Bulgaria

The previous year two temporary ringing stations were opened in Bulgaria. The birds were caught with standard mist-nets. Orientation experiments with Busse cages were made in daytime.
Ringing station “Sakar” (during spring): total number of catches - 666; number of ringed birds A=561; number of retraps R=105; number of controls C=0; number of foreign controls V=0; number of birds ringed in “Sakar”, caught in another country W=1; total number of orientation experiments - 224; number of significant experiments n=217. The most numerous species were Sylvia atricapilla, Lanius collurio, Luscinia luscinia and Luscinia megarhynchos.
Ringing station “Dragoman” (during autumn): total number of catches - 1273; number of ringed birds A=1090; number of retraps R=181; number of controls C=1; number of foreign controls V=1; number of birds ringed in “Dragoman”, caught in another country W=1; total number of orientation experiments - 549; number of significant experiments n=538. The most numerous species were Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Phylloscopus trochilus, Locustella luscinioides and Acrocephalus palustris. The results from the orientation experiments were presented in standard way used in SEEN. Sixteen sector charts were used in analyses of the demonstrated directions.
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