Birds ringed with Norwegian rings 1914-1960

Latest version published by Museum Stavanger on 29 October 2019 Museum Stavanger
Publication date:
29 October 2019
Published by:
Museum Stavanger
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This dataset consists of birds ringed with Norwegian rings in the period 1914-1960.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 70,972 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mjøs A T (2019): Birds ringed with Norwegian rings 1914-1960. v1.3. Museum Stavanger. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=ringedbirds&v=1.3


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museum Stavanger. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a21d0640-32e6-4040-8948-c0601fcdee17.  Museum Stavanger publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Ringed birds; ringing locality; ringing position; sex; age; status; Specimen


Alf Tore Mjøs
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Curator/Head of ringing scheme
Museum Stavanger (Norwegian ringing scheme)
Muségata 16
4010 Stavanger

Geographic Coverage

This historic dataset also includes birds ringed in other countries than Norway, including Sweden (around 500 birds), Finland (39), Antarctica (100), Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic (almost 2000) and smaller numbers in several other countries.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-82.853, -109.688], North East [82.676, 73.125]

Taxonomic Coverage

Only birds ringed are included. Records of Eagle Owl, Snowy Owl, Gyrfalcon, Peregrine Falcon and Golden Eagle have been omitted from the dataset.

Class Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1914-01-01 / 1960-12-31

Project Data

The dataset consists of birds ringed with Norwegian rings in 1914-1960. The data are aggregated by species, sex, age, status, date, coordinates and ringing locality.

Title Birds ringed with Norwegian rings 1914-1960
Funding GBIF Norge
Study Area Description Mainly Norway, Svalbard, Antarctica and islands in the South Atlantic.

The personnel involved in the project:

Alf Tore Mjøs
  • Curator

Additional Metadata

Purpose Historic data on bird ringing (distrubution and migration, movements of Norwegian birds).
Maintenance Description Complete dataset; to be updated only if major changes or revisions are done to the content.
Alternative Identifiers a21d0640-32e6-4040-8948-c0601fcdee17