The South African Bird Ringing Unit

Ringing birds around Africa!


What ring have you found?

Metal Ring with Plastic Cover


Numbered Metal Ring with Plastic cover

Closed rings likely belong to escaped cage birds or racing pigeons. These records are not curated by this project and pigeon rings should be reported to SANPO. To enquire about a pigeon ring please click on Yes to continue.

  • If you have found an injured bird, please contact your local vet or a bird rescue centre, eg: SANCCOB, SPCA, Vulpro. Visit our FAQs page (FAQ no. 1) to find out more about how to handle an injured bird.
  • If you have found a captive bred pet bird (eg. Parrot, budgie etc) please visit Parrot Alert (Lost & Found Parrot and Bird Reporting)