By undertaking permitted ringing and tagging of birds we are seeking to gather information and data about the wintering waders on the Humber Estuary that take the body of relevant knowledge beyond estimates of bird numbers and more specifically to investigate:
A. Provide data that contributes to a better understanding of movement and survival rate of waders along the East Atlantic flyway
B. Increase our knowledge of wader movements and site utilization on the Humber using colour ringing and telemetry.
This information is of particular conservation importance in relating wader distribution to site development pressure.
Ringing of waders by HWRG will continue to provide more general information on wader survival rates (as part of the BTO Integrated Population Monitoring Programme), biometrics, ageing and moult.