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Bird Banding Survey: Over 5,000,000 wild birds have been banded for individual identification, and website of the Survey launched.

June 25, 2012

In the Bird Banding Survey, leg-bands and other visible markings are attached on birds in order to track movements and migrations by recapturing and subsequent observations. As each banded bird can be identified as a unique individual, this survey provides data on longevity, distance of the migration, morphology and classification, and population change.
In Japan, the Bird Banding Survey is implemented by the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, commissioned by the MOE.
Over 5,000,000 wild birds have been banded for individual identification. To commemorate it, the website of the Bird Banding Survey was launched. The main content of the website is the Web-GIS version of the Atlas of Japanese Migratory Birds.

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