Swale Wader Group


Submit a Lapwing colour-ring sighting

For the Elmley Lapwing monitoring project we are using a unique combination of colour rings to identify each bird. On the left leg, all birds have a blue 'flag' above the knee and a coloured ring over a BTO metal ring below the knee. On the right leg there is a coloured ring above the knee and a coloured ring over a green ring below the knee. Each of the three variable colour rings may be yellow, red, white, orange, blue, green or lime.

To report a sighting of one of these birds please complete and submit this form. For other colours or codes, please check the International Wader Study Group register or the European Colour-ring Birding website to locate the project contact or submit your sighting through the EURING website.

Left leg above knee

Left leg below knee

Right leg above knee

Right leg below knee

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Please provide your name and email address so that we may provide you with more details of the bird that you have re-sighted. We will not use this information for any other purpose.

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