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Project aiming to learn more about Black-headed Gulls, a red-listed bird of conservation concern in Ireland, through colour-ringing.
24 backers pledged £352 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2012, we began a colour-ringing study concentrating on Black-headed Gulls in Northern Ireland. Since the mid-80s, the number of breeding BHG in NI has declined by 74% leading to the BHG being listed as a NI Priority Species and on the red list of Birds of Conservation Concern, Ireland.

We are looking for funding to purchase more colour-rings in order to increase our dataset and help us meet the objectives of the project to learn more about the species in Northern Ireland, though determining:

(1) Juvenile survival

(2) Adult survival

(3) Dispersal

(4) Long-distance migration

(5) Breeding/winter-site fidelity

Risks and challenges

When successfully funded and colour-rings are purchased, the main challenge will be trapping birds to ring and add to our study. Since 2012, we've ringed 298 birds to our study and with the money raised via Kickstarter, we hope to double the number of birds ringed.

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    Reward #1 PLUS acknowledgement on the project blog: www.bhgullsni.blogspot.co.uk

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    Reward #1 & #2 PLUS acknowledgement in the 2014 annual report which will be complied in January 2015.

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Funding period

- (60 days)