Bird ringing is a scientific method for identifying birds individually and the term always implies the use of metal leg-rings, stamped or engraved with a serial number and the address of a recognized ringing organization. The numbered rings make it possible to recognize each bird individually if it is found dead or recaptured at a later date.
The Birdlife Northern Gauteng Ringers Group is one of the most active ringing groups in South Africa. The group has a number of qualified ringers and new trainees regularly join the group.
Most of the ringing occurs on Saturdays and holidays and ringing camps are also arranged on a regular basis. On the first Saturday of every month club ringing is organised at venues more accessible to club members. All members are more than welcome to join the ringing group during these and other ringing sessions. See details in the latest programme.
For more information on the ringing group, you can contact Gerrie Jansen van Rensburg who is the BLNG Committee representative.
Link to SAFring