Terns

species: 
Sandwich Tern
scientific name: 
Thalasseus sandvicensis
EURING code: 
06111
notes: 

White ring with a black three alpha-numeric code and metal ring.

note 1 : Always letter 'N' on first position; followed by one letter and one numeric (e.g. NV2 or N2V); or one numeric and one numeric (e.g. N12); or one letter and one letter (e.g. NVT)

note 2 : Always letter ‘H’ on first position; followed by one letter and one numeric (e.g. HV2 or H2V); or one numeric and one numeric (e.g. H12)

note 3 : Always letter ‘J' on first position, followed by one numeric and one numeric (e.g. J12); or one letter and one numeric and a ‘.' [dot] in the code in a random position (either between first and second digit, or between second and third) (e.g. J.2T or J2.V)

note 4: The letter 'N' on various positions in the code, always starting with a numeric and followed by a letter (e.g. 2NC) or starting with numeric and numeric followed by N (e.g. 23N).

note 5 : a joint project of the Research Institute for Nature and Forest/INBO, Bureau Waardenburg and Ringgroup Delta. This project started in 2010 and each year (except in 2011) both adults and juveniles have been colourringed.

note 6 : we use colour-rings in order to gain information on migration, habitat use, juvenile dispersal, age of return and recruitment to the breeding colonies in the southwest of The Netherlands or beyond.

note 7 : used letters are : A, C, F, H, K, L, N, P, R, S, T, V, X, Z.

note 8 :

email sighting submit: 
snailmail sighting submit: 
Ruben Fijn, Bureau Waardenburg, Postbus 365, 4100 AJ Culemborg, Nederland.
colour-ring type: 
Legring : one, coded.
colour-ring colour: 
White [W]
colour-ring code: 
Three alpha-numeric code (3 letters/numbers).
colour-ring position: 
Tarsus right.
countries where ringed: 
The Netherlands.
First letter/number: 
N or H or J