Welcome to the Japanese Bird Banding Association's (JBBA)'s homepage. The
Association was established in 1986. The main purposes of the Association
are the following:
1. The good management and development of Japanese bird banding activity
2. Contribution to ornithological research and conservation of wild birds
The following contents are presented in the web sites in Japanese.
NEWS!The Japanese Bird Banding Association submitted "Petition for seeking Gyotoku birding observatory reopen".
Please see the movie "To Reopen Gyotoku Wild Bird Observatory, WE NEED YOUR HELP!"
(16 May, 2016)
1. About JBBA
Subscription and Membership information
Prospectus of JBBA
Bulletin of the Japanese
Bird Banding Association
The Bulletin of the Japanese Bird Banding Association is published by the JBBA. All members of the JBBA receive the Bulletin of the Japanese Bird Banding Association. This journal includes investigations and research reports about bird banding, and the status of bird banding activities in various places, field work techniques for bird banding, information about foreign bird banding activities, reviews of literature about ornithology, etc.
Invitation and Reports about annual meetings
2. Significance of bird banding activities
(quoted from a symposium in 2001)
3. Tools for raising awareness about bird banding activities
We have a plan to produce a poster - which we hope will raise peoples awareness about bird banding activities, so that more people will contact us when they find a bird marked with a band.
Please tell us about web sites which have posters for raising awareness about bird banding activities. We would like to link our home page to such web sites and introduce the sites in this web page.
4. Information about Colour Marking in Japan
For people who are going to start investigations or research using Colour
Marking Methods on birds (such as Colour Leg Bands, Leg Flags or Wing Flags,
The Japanese Bird Banding Association has set up a Colour Marking Registration Committee in order to coordinate researchers in Japan and liaise with banders in other coutries to avoid a state of confusion between colour marking investigations.
Information about some species and persons in charge of the species are shown in the Bulletin of the Japanese Bird Banding Association (for example Vol.7 No.2 (1992) or Vol.10 No.1 (1995)).
Here we show a list of species for which there is a person in charge of colour marking cordination.
If you want to mark the bird species shown in Table 1 with colour marking, please make contact with the person who is in charge of colour marking for that species to coordinate colours or patterns for colour marking and to get information or important notices about investigations of the species.
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
|Anserini species (such as Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons, Bean Goose Anser fabalis, Snow Goose Anser caerulescens, etc.)
|White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla, Steller's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus
|Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
|Common Coot Fulica atra
|Oriental White Stork Ciconia boyciana
|Little Tern Sterna albifrons
|Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
|Blakiston's Fish-Owl Ketupa blakistoni, Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
|Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos kizuki
|Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus
|Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
|a. Name and Contact Address of the person in charge of colour marking, and Date of Renewal of the following information
|b. Where should people who find birds with colour marking send information and What Information does the person in charge wants to know especially
|c. Outline of marking method(How birds are marked)
|d. Outline of marked birds(species, number of marked birds, place, conserend person etc)
|e. Web Address with detailed information and Reference Materials
For people who find birds with colour marking and who send their observation
records to investigators.
In this web site, we present outlines (shown in Table 2) of investigations about bird species shown in Table 1.
These species are being studied with scientific permission by bird banders who are related with Japanese Bird Banding Association.
When you see a bird with colour marking and the colour marking are thought to be related to investigations by Japanese Bird Banding Association members, please see the guidance information in this web site and send your observation records to the nominated investigator for that species.
If you get many records, please devise a way to send records by contacting with the person in charge of colour marking of the species. (A good ways is to make a list of the records.)
When you find a dead bird marked with a colour ring or you care for a weakened bird with colour marking, please send the information following to the Bird Migration Research Center, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology.
|1. the number of the metal ring, and the colour and number of the colour ring
|2. the date (and time) when the bird was found
|3. the place where the bird was found (in detail)
|4. the name and contact address of the finder
|5. the state when the bird was found
|Bird Migration Research Center,
Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
115 Konoyama Abiko, Chiba 270-1145, Japan
Please change "(at)" to "@" when you send me an email.
(From inside Japan, dial 04-7182- etc.)
people who are in charge of registration of colour marking
Please cooperate with us to make this web site a window for people who want to start investigations using colour marking methods and for people who want to send observation records of birds with colour marking to investigators.