West Midlands Ringing Group

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WMRG are British Trust of Ornithology (BTO) Licensed ringers with sites across West Midlands, Staffordshire & Shropshire

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WMRG now have their own YOUTUBE channel to take you on our thermal imaging journey


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Take a look at our new recoveries page featuring an interactive map.


See where 'our' birds have turned up, and where other birds have come from that we have caught.

Latest Recovery:

Why do we ring birds?



Black-headed Gull, originally ringed at Marsh Lane Nature Reserve, Meriden on 07/06/2017, sighted on 11/11/2018, 252km away at Gann Estuary, Dale, Pembrokeshire

Ringing birds is essential if we are to learn about how long birds live and when and where they move, questions that are vital for bird conservation.


Take a look at our page and more details from the BTO.

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Colour ringing projects

Black-headed Gulls

Check out the latest from our colour ringing projects from Marsh Lane

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Thermal Camera Guide

Thermal Camera Guide

Discover how we're using new technology to help understand birds

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