Birds ringed by Revtangen Bird Observatory 1936-2018, Southwest Norway

Latest version published by Museum Stavanger on 04 December 2019 Museum Stavanger
Publication date:
04 December 2019
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About 95% of the ringed birds in this dataset are ringed at two locations (the beach plus the trapping garden) at Revtangen Bird Observatory, situated at Jæren, southwest of Stavanger in Rogaland county. Most of the remaining data are from other areas in Rogaland, but there are also a little data from other places in Norway. The observatory is managed by Museum Stavanger.

Data Records

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Birds ringed by Revtangen Bird Observatory, SW Norway, 1936-2018.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c2c4566c-966a-4efe-a986-a59c459ef4e1.  Museum Stavanger publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; birds; bird ringing; Specimen


Alf Tore Mjøs
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator/Head of ringing scheme
Museum Stavanger
Muségata 16
4010 Stavanger
Vidar Bakken

Geographic Coverage

Revtangen Ornithological Station

Bounding Coordinates South West [57.176, 2.658], North East [72.473, 31.212]

Taxonomic Coverage

Birds ringed by Revtangen Bird Observatory 1936-2018

Class Aves (Birds)

Project Data

Bird ringing data, mostly birds on migration.

Title Birds ringed by Revtangen Bird Observatory 1936-2018
Funding Museum Stavanger
Study Area Description Coastal area, Beach and exposed vegetation/garden.

The personnel involved in the project:

Alf Tore Mjøs

Sampling Methods

Migration birds caught in walk-in traps and mist nets.

Study Extent Annual effort to ring birds, mostly at Revtangen in Klepp, Rogaland, Norway.

Method step description:

  1. Up to 360 meters of mist-nets in use, up to 10 walk-in traps, playback used on warblers, pipits, grey wagtail,sand martins, storm petrels, brambling, redpolls and thrushes.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c2c4566c-966a-4efe-a986-a59c459ef4e1