The South African Bird Ringing Unit

Ringing birds around Africa!


Report a Metal/Colour Ring

Please complete all the important (**) details below. If any are missed the details may be cleared when submitting and will need to be re-entered. If the bird had any colour rings please fill them into the correct positions (** - important). If you have trouble using this page, please email the ring details to

Right wing tag
(colour and code)

Left wing tag
(colour and code)
Right Upper Leg

Left Upper Leg

Right Lower Leg
Left Lower Leg

Bird Details

You may also submit photos through BirdPix

Location Details

Please click on the map to get the coordinates of the location at which you found the ring**

Use your mouse to navigate the map.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag to move the map around.
Use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out, or use the + and - icons to zoom.
Mark your site by left clicking on the point. The coordinates will display in the correct fields.

AFRING Std format:

Latitude: Longitude:

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