Annual Ringing Totals for Britain & Ireland

Annual ringing totals for 1909-2013 for Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus). Pulli are birds ringed in the nest, juveniles are those identified as being in their first calendar year, adults are all birds in their second or later calendar year. Some birds cannot be aged by plumage characteristics, these unaged birds are tabulated separately and are included in the totals for the year.

Note: for 1909-1930, only total numbers of birds ringed are available; for 1931-2009, the totals are separated into pulli and fully-grown birds (including juveniles and adults).

The totals for 1909-2009 are derived from annual totals submitted to BTO by ringers. Some corrections have been made to totals published previously in annual ringing reports. If no data are shown for a particular year or species, no birds of that species were ringed in that year.

All data for 2010 and subsequent years have been computerised and these totals are derived from the computerised data.

Table Links: 1909-1930   1931-2009   2010-2013  

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
Total
Grand Total (1909-2013) 209,529
1909 12
1910 137
1911 62
1912 122
1913 454
1914 1,317
1915 214
1916 219
1918 84
1919 77
1920 471
1921 197
1922 455
1923 120
1924 565
1925 197
1926 101
1927 287
1928 150
1929 232
1930 381




Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
Pullus Full-grown Total
Grand Total (1909-2013)     209,529
1931 511 0 511
1932 787 0 787
1933 663 0 663
1934 848 1 849
1935 674 7 681
1936 494 0 494
1937 312 0 312
1938 304 71 375
1939 131 19 150
1940 41 0 41
1943 1 0 1
1944 5 0 5
1945 11 3 14
1946 90 45 135
1947 495 19 514
1948 450 54 504
1949 638 156 794
1950 664 77 741
1951 1,632 28 1,660
1952 525 20 545
1953 649 6 655
1954 522 81 603
1955 1,012 10 1,022
1956 1,022 15 1,037
1957 1,011 17 1,028
1958 1,656 68 1,724
1959 1,518 54 1,572
1960 1,699 82 1,781
1961 2,751 80 2,831
1962 4,080 275 4,355
1963 5,523 119 5,642
1964 4,402 58 4,460
1965 4,725 96 4,821
1966 3,385 157 3,542
1967 3,734 78 3,812
1968 4,141 67 4,208
1969 2,882 209 3,091
1970 2,298 56 2,354
1971 1,144 13 1,157
1972 1,205 22 1,227
1973 726 40 766
1974 857 55 912
1975 917 173 1,090
1976 761 695 1,456
1977 451 193 644
1978 917 391 1,308
1979 1,774 1,014 2,788
1980 2,345 797 3,142
1981 2,407 765 3,172
1982 3,786 366 4,152
1983 3,888 271 4,159
1984 2,954 457 3,411
1985 3,318 134 3,452
1986 2,550 195 2,745
1987 3,210 895 4,105
1988 4,185 1,704 5,889
1989 3,392 1,281 4,673
1990 3,220 1,182 4,402
1991 4,201 1,030 5,231
1992 3,409 759 4,168
1993 3,862 817 4,679
1994 3,070 1,117 4,187
1995 3,482 1,065 4,547
1996 4,140 1,346 5,486
1997 4,538 877 5,415
1998 5,378 1,354 6,732
1999 2,545 3,214 5,759
2000 4,679 1,243 5,922
2001 2,665 1,148 3,813
2002 2,946 464 3,410
2003 2,809 913 3,722
2004 1,893 1,135 3,028
2005 3,306 678 3,984
2006 2,525 673 3,198
2007 1,816 1,052 2,868
2008 1,384 855 2,239
2009 1,532 889 2,421




Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
Pullus Juvenile Adult Unaged Total
Grand Total (1909-2013)         209,529
2010 1,926 236 554 0 2,716
2011 1,471 170 570 0 2,211
2012 2,352 171 154 0 2,677
2013 1,553 349 396 0 2,298


Table Links: 1909-1930   1931-2009   2010-2013