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2003 Ringing Summary of Cernek Ringing Station
Arzu Gürsoy(1), Kiraz Erciyas(1), A. Cemal Özsemir(1), Dr. Y. Sancar BariƟ(2)
1 Ondokuz Mayis University, Biology Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey
2 Ondokuz Mayis University Ornithological Research Center, Samsun, Turkey

In 2003 spring and autumn activity took place between 19 March – 30 May and 15 August – 29 October. Due to strong wind and rain nets were closed during 1-2 April, 5-6 September and 11 October. 1749 new birds of 56 species were ringed in spring, while during autumn ringed bird numbers were 5865 and the number of species were 65. The activity was made possible by volunteer help from Ondokuz Mayis University Birdwatching Club.
In spring five most common species were Phylloscopus trochilus (244), Sylvia atricapilla (187), P. collybita (187), Erithacus rubecula (168) and S. borin (118). Hirundo daurica and S. hortensis were ringed for the first time. Both species have their breeding ranges further south from Kizilirmak Delta and possibly represent overshooting migrants.
In autumn five most common species were S. borin (894), S. atricapilla (705), E. rubecula (630), P. trochilus (591), Muscicapa striata (485). Crex crex and Tyto alba were ringed for the first time.
A dead Alcedo atthis ringed in Russia was collected and a S. borin ringed at Cernek Station in autumn was reported from Egypt. Another Alcedo atthis, ringed at Cernek in autumn was retrapped 3 days later at Akyatan ringing station.
594 and 975 orientation experiments were done during spring and autumn ringing camps respectively.
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