n Lithuania the systematic bird ringing was initiated in 1929. The initiator of this activity was professor in zoology Tadas Ivanauskas (1988-1970) of Lithuanian University in Kaunas.

A total nearly 3.6 million birds have been ringed during 85 years (1929-2013) period. Nearly 20% of ringed birds are nestlings.

The ten top species were (in systematic order) Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus), Coal Tit (Parus ater), Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus), Great Tit (Parus major), Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Siskin (Carduelis spinus).

Number of nestlings and full-grown ringed birds and number of species of ringed birds in Lithuania in 1929-2013 is shown here >>
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ANNUAL TOTALS OF RINGED BIRDS AND SPECIES OF RINGED BIRDS IN LITHUANIA
Numbers of birds ringed in Lithuania in 2010 >>
Numbers of birds ringed in Lithuania in 2011 >>
Numbers of birds ringed in Lithuania in 2012 >>