Since 1923 a total of 8,762 fulmars have been ringed in the Faroes. A large portion of these have been ringed from ships (2,769), and most have been ringed for the past three decades (fig. 4). After leaving their nests, chicks will mostly be at sea and explore distant areas for potential breeding territories. A few fulmars ringed as chicks in Norway and Scotland have been recovered in and around the Faroes within a few weeks after ringing (fig. 2). A few noticable recoveries have been of fulmars ringed at sea and recovered at excactly the same location at sea one or several years after. There may be several explanations for this, but it might indicate some important marine foraging areas.
|Translated title of the contribution||Migration and survival of fulmar - based on ringing|
|Title of host publication||Mallemukken på Færøerne|
|Place of Publication||Nólsoy|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- bird ringing
- bird migration
- bird banding