If you find a bird ring with the address RIKSMUSEUM STOCKHOLM, please report it to us at the Bird Ringing Centre.
You may allso send us bird rings with foreign addresses found in Sweden, and we will forward these to the appropriate ringing central.
You can report your recovery via internet, via mail or by telephone.
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Bird Ringing Centre
Box 50 007
SE - 104 05 Stockholm
Telephone number: +46 (0)8 - 5195 4080
If the bird is dead, please take care of the ring so that it is possible to check it again if something is strange about the recovery.
If the ring number is hard to read, please send us the ring. Most of the rings can easily be straightened out and attached with adhesive tape on a piece of paper.
Please state the ring number in the letter even if you attach the ring. Rings can sometimes break through the envelope and disappear in the machinery of the postal services.
Colour-rings and other special markings are sometimes used on birds within research projects for an easier identification of individuals in the field.
Information about colour-ring projects in Europe can be found on the web-site:
European Colour-ring Birding.
Rings used for homing pigeons lack an address but show some number codes and a country code, for example 'S' for Sweden.
If you have found a homing pigeon, please contact:
Swedish Homing Pigeon Society.
If you find a dead bird in Sweden, with or without a bird ring, you are welcome to contact the Department of Zoology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Some bird species are to be reported if found dead and others might be of interest for the research collection at the museum.
Department of Zoology