Aranzadi Ringing Scheme (bird ring-recovery data)

Latest version published by Aranzadi Science Society on Jan 9, 2024 Aranzadi Science Society

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This data base consists of bird ring-recovery data from the Aranzadi Ringing Scheme (Aranzadi Sciences Society, Spain). Data have been compiled since 1950. For each record, you will find the following information: species, locality (province, country, X and Y coordinates), catching method, and ring-recovery conditions and circumstances.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,771,893 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Arizaga Martínez J (2024). Aranzadi Ringing Scheme (bird ring-recovery data). Version 2.26. Aranzadi Science Society. Occurrence dataset.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Aranzadi Science Society. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 52f2051b-c47e-403a-8e32-04b2f2273c20.  Aranzadi Science Society publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.


Birds; Europe; Ringing; Ring-recovery data; Aranzadi Sciences Society; Banding; Aves;; Observation; Occurrence


Juan Arizaga Martínez
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Department Head
Department of Ornithology, Aranzadi Society of Sciences
Zorroagagaina 11
E-20014 Donostia-San Sebastián
(+34) 943 466 142
Juan Arizaga
  • User
Aranzadi Society of Sciences
Zorroagagaina 11
E-20014 Donostia-San Sebastián
(+34) 943 466 142

Geographic Coverage

Europe, Africa and America

Bounding Coordinates South West [-33.8, -64.8], North East [69, 62.8]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order order, Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Apodiformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Coliiformes, Columbiformes, Coraciiformes, Cuculiformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Piciformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes, Psittaciformes, Strigiformes, Suliformes, Upupiformes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1950-01-01 / 2021-12-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 52f2051b-c47e-403a-8e32-04b2f2273c20