White Stork Ringing (Banding)

1988 – present: Bird ringing or bird banding, unfortunately, is not a target activity for Birds of Armenia. Nevertheless, during implementation of our projects we used the chances of ringing various species in small numbers. Among ringed birds are species such as:

  • Bluethroat
  • Radde’s Accentor
  • Black and Griffon Vultures
  • Trumpeter Finch
  • Pale Rockfinch
  • Rock Sparrow
  • Grey-necked Bunting
  • Mongolian Finch
  • Upcher’s Warbler
  • Eastern Rock Nuthatch
  • Crested Lark
  • White Stork.

The major ringing (banding) activity was conducted within the framework of the White Stork Project - there have been 284 White Stork nestlings ringed.

Thus Birds of Armenia keeps a database of ring (band) records for Armenia, information for ring recoveries for the last 20 years, and distributes and manages rings among local responsible ringers.

In 2008 ring (band) data regarding a White Stork was obtained. The bird was found in Saudi Arabia 1418 kilometers far from its ringing site.