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Ringing results of Ventes Ragas Ornithological and Neringa Bird Ringing Stations (Lithuania) in 2004
Ričardas Patapavičius(1), Vytautas Jusys(2), Vytautas Pareigis(3)
1) Lithuanian Bird Ringing Centre, Zoological Museum, Lithuania
2) Ornithological Station, Vent?sRragas, Lithuania
3) Miško g. 4, Juodkrant?, LT-93102 Neringa, Lithuania

Vent?s Ragas Ornithological Station is located in the western part of Lithuania (55°21´N, 21°13´E). The Station operated all year round. Different traps (one “Great” trap, four “Zigzag” traps, mist-nets and other traps) were used for trapping birds. A total of 75,520 birds of 121 species were ringed. The most numerous (>2,000 birds ringed) species were: the Great Tit (Parus major) – 20 316, Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) – 14 539, Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) – 5 233, Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) – 4 434, Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) – 4 159, Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) – 3 212, Robin (Erithacus rubecula) – 2 847, Coal Tit (Parus ater) – 2 738, Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) – 2 526, Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) – 2 302. A total of 420 recoveries and recaptures of birds of 32 species ringed at the Station were reported from abroad in 2004. They were recovered or recaptured in 20 countries of Europe and Asia (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom). Number of foreign ringed birds trapped at the Station was: 101 birds of 19 species ringed in 14 countries (Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom).
Neringa Bird Ringing Station is located on the Courish (Curonian) Spit which is a narrow land between the Baltic Sea and the Courish (Curonian) Bay. The Station has two field stations – Neringa Field Station and Juodkrant? Field Station.
Neringa Field Station with one Rybachy type trap is located ca 30 km from the northern tip of the Spit (55°27´N, 21°04´E). The trap is adopted to trap birds flying in south-west direction. In 2004 the Station operated from 17 September till 12 November.
Juodkrant? Field Station is located on the coast of Courish Bay just ca. 0,5 km to the North from the Juodkrant? settlement (55°31´N, 21°07´E). In 2004 the Station operated from 12 April till 15 June and from 29 July till 1 November. Birds were trapped with mist-nets. An overall length of all mist-nets was ca. 230 metres.
A total of 8 939 full-grown birds of 85 species were trapped and ringed at Neringa Bird Ringing Station. The most numerous (>200 birds ringed) species were: Great Tit (Parus major) – 2 810, (Erithacus rubecula) – 2 276, Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) – 947, Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) – 335, Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) – 273, Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) – 245, Siskin (Carduelis spinus) – 218, Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) – 211. A total of 94 recoveries and recaptures of birds of 12 species ringed at the Station were reported from abroad in 2004. They were recovered or recaptured in 10 countries in Europe (Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia and United Kingdom). 14 birds of 5 species ringed in 6 countries (Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Sweden and United Kingdom) were recovered at the Station.
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