Weavers at Barberspan and Nelspruit2011-03-22 (101)
An atlasing and ringing workshop was held at Barberspan from 9-16 March 2011. Nearly 700 birds were ringed by a small team of ringers and trainees. Many new pentads were atlased and many Virtual Museum records added. Photos and more details about the workshop may be viewed here.
After the core part of the course, I left for Nelspruit to target tropical weaver species and then attend the BLSA annual meeting. Nearly 300 birds were ringed, mostly weavers - read more here.
Combining data from intensive ringing, atlasing, and the Virtual Museum records may prove useful in studying populations of birds, especially if visits are repeated to the same area. The data from these trips await analysis!