SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
Results of Ringing Studies of Cernek Station, Samsun
Arzu Gürsoy(1),Kiraz Erciyas(2), A. Cemal Özsemir(2), Y. Sancar BariƟ(2), Fazilet Üker(2)
1) Ondokuz May?s University Faculty of Art and Sciences, Department of Biology, Kurupelit Samsun, Turkey
2) Ondokuz May?s University Ornithological Research Center, Kurupelit Samsun, Turkey

In 2004 spring ringing activity was carried out between 15.03 – 27.05. Totally 1817 birds of 70 species were ringed. The most numerous five species were Phylloscopus collybita (255), Erithacus rubecula (242), Phylloscopus trochilus (216), Sylvia atricapilla (103), Fringilla coelebs (96). Aegithalos caudatus, Turdus iliacus, Ixobrychus minutus, Anthus campestris, Rallus aquaticus, Apus apus, Lanius minor and Sturnus vulgaris were ringed for the first time at our station.
Autumn study was conducted from 16th of August till 25th of October. 5329 birds of 73 species were ringed; Sylvia borin (860), Sylvia atricapilla (762), Phylloscopus trochilus (650), Phylloscopus collybita (456), Erithacus rubecula (451) were the top five species of the season. The new species for our station were: Tachybaptus ruficollis, Anas querquedula, Anas platyrhynchos, Buteo buteo vulpinus, Phylloscopus trochiloides nitidus and Anthus pratensis.
513 orientation experiments in spring, 1222 experiments in autumn were done.
Acrocephalus scirpaceus ringed at Cernek Station in spring was reported from Ukraine, Sylvia curruca was reported from Poland, Sylvia atricapilla was reported from Israel, Turdus philomelos was reported from Cyprus. Another Acrocephalus scirpaceus ringed at Manavgat station was retrapped 12 days later at Cernek station.
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