You’ve just got to know where to look

A volunteer from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) accompanied one of our game keepers onto the moors and ringed 83 chicks, consisting of 16 Curlew, 18 Golden Plover and 49 Lapwing, this was all completed in just one morning.

Bird ringing generates information on the survival, productivity and movements of birds and helps us to understand why populations are changing.  We are looking to build a database containing the information on successful breeding of birds that are associated with managed moorland.  The diversity of wildlife on the North York Moors is vast and estates are looking to record and monitor as many birds as they can.