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2003 Ringing Results for Manyas Kuşcenneti Station, Turkey
Özgür Keşapli Didrickson, Jno Didrickson, and Özge Keşapli Can
Turkish Bird Research Society, PK. 311 06443 Yenişehir, Ankara, Turkey

 2003 ringing at Manyas Kuşcenneti station was carried out at 2 substations; Soltra (40° 13' N 28° 04' E) and National Park (40° 14' N 28° 02' E). The National Park substation is mainly composed of seasonally flooded decidous woodland (mostly willows) and reedbeds. Soltra substation lies within an oak coppice and is surrounded by agricultural fields. Due to the high levels of water, much of the park area is inaccessible in spring so ringing studies were carried out at Soltra. In autumn ringing studies were carried out at National Park. Mist netting was the only method used during both ringing seasons and Busse cages were used for experiments.
Spring study was conducted from 27th of March till 26th of May, during which 1382 birds of 52 species were ringed.  The most numerous five species were; Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 253, Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 185, Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) 140, Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) 81, and Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida) 62.  489 orientation experiments were carried out with Blackcap being the most numerous with 155 experiments.
Autumn study at Kuşcenneti National Park was conducted from 26th of August  till 19th of October.  2672 birds of 53 species were ringed; Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) 930, Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) 526, Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 213, Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti) 89, and Red Backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) 75 were the top five species of the season.  The capture of one Yellow browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inoratus) was especially important since it was the 4th record for this species in Turkey.  No orientation experiments were carried out during this season as there was no suitable open area available.
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