Welcome to the Northumbria Ringing Group website!
Founded in 1963, our group is run entirely by volunteers for the purpose of ringing and monitoring bird populations in the Northumberland and Durham areas of the UK.
To date we have ringed over 300,000 birds. On average our 30 members ring in total 7,500 birds each year. Affiliated to the British Trust for Ornithology the group’s data are shared nationally and used to monitor bird population trends, for example breeding success.
See the links below to find out more about what we do.
Bird Ringing Demonstration 23/09/2019
Hauxley Ringing Station
Our bird ringing station at the Northumberland Coast
An overview of different ringing projects organised by our group
History of NRG
A short history of the Northumbria Ringing Group
50th anniversary report
A PDF version of our 50th anniversary report
Find out more about becoming a bird ringer