welcome to Frank Majoor's website.
This website covers information about my bird ringing projects.
I was born in Laren (North Holland). As a youngster I grew up together
with nature. Together with my parents I went out on- and around the
lakes in Friesland and subsequently I really got to know nature in
Holland through the Dutch Youth Society for Nature Studies (NJN).
After studying Ecology at the Rijkshogeschool IJsselland, I
started to work at SOVON Bird Research. My work at SOVON consists of
the coordination of a number of projects such as CES, RAS, nest cards,
and monitoring breeding birds in the Gelderse Poort. In addition,
during summers I am busy with fieldwork, especially with species
specific research on breeding birds.
My hobby is bird ringing research. This started with reading rings
from Black-headed Gulls. And this has grown into extensive bird ringing
research covering different bird species.
I am doing the bird ringing research together with many other people.
In the case of reading rings from the birds which I have ringed, I am
getting support from many other highly motivated observers who send in
their sightings on a regular basis, and from several hundreds of
observers (in The Netherlands and from abroad) which read birds
incidentally. Especially due to the input of many enthousiastic
observers we have accomplished these results.
RAS data season
Map with all recovery records, new version Novembre 2013, see wintering birds
Map of all
ring recoveries from by me ringed Common gulls
life histories Black-headed Gulls
on avian influenza in Litouwen
More than 1800 Common gulls colour ringed in winter 2009/2010
Maps with ring recoveries from:
Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata):
becomes "male" ...
Little Ringed Plovers:
Plover in Switserland, for third successive year
The first Egyptian
Goose ringed with colour rings
Black-headed Gulls en Common Gulls:
© Frank Majoor. Website update 20-03-2015.