Dates for Traad Bird Ringing

As part of the Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project, we are continuing with the Traad bird ringing Constant Effort Site.  For more information on bird ringing, please see the article on the Bird Ringing Project in the Mid Ulster section of this website.

For the Traad CES, we have provisionally selected the first 6 dates for ringing for 2018 – please see below.  Hopefully this will enable people to work the sessions into their diaries.  However, these are provisional dates and are subject to weather conditions, so please check for emails for confirmation (or otherwise) on the run up to each date.

  • Tuesday 8th May               6:00am                 CES 1
  • Tuesday 15th May             6:00am                 CES 2
  • Saturday 26th May           6:00am                 CES 3
  • Friday 8th June                   6:00am                 CES 4
  • Saturday 16th June           6:00am                 CES 5
  • Sunday 24th June              6:00am                 CES 6

The 6 dates in July and August are to be decided.

We appreciate that the 6:00am start does not suit everyone, so please feel free to drop in at any stage of the morning.  We will be there until around 12:30pm


If you would like to find out more about what is involved in ringing birds, Mark would be delighted to see you at any of these events. Although booking is not essential, a phone call or e-mail would be appreciated.  Please also provide contact details in case the event has to be postponed at short notice due to poor weather.

For further information, or if you are interested in the Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project in general, please contact:   Mark Edgar, Biodiversity Officer, Mid Ulster District Council. Tel: 03000 132132 or e-mail: