The results of the fifth consecutive season at the Chituc Ringing Camp

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After 111 days of continuous ringing between 13 July and 30 October, we ringed 17889 birds belonging to 108 species.
Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus). Photo: Cornel Cotorogea
Of these species, 18 were captured for the first time in our camp, and 5 are considered national rarities: Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus, 2nd national observation), Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis, 3rd observation, Hume’s Warbler (Phylloscopus humei, 2nd national observation), Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus, 2nd national observation) and Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus, less than 10 observations per year).  
Weekly totals of ringed birds
A Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) ringed by us on 15 July 2018 was recaptured 38 days later in Israel, and subsequently, a Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) ringed in 2017 in Israel was recaptured at our camp on 15 October 2018. Both birds were released in a good physical condition.
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) recapture
The most abundant species caught in 2018
The Milvus Group Association organizes a ringing camp during the autumn migration on Chituc Spit since 2014, as a continuity of two previous ringing seasons in 1996-1997. This year’s ringing camp was partly financed by Rompetrol Downstream SRL, for whose contribution we are grateful.  

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