Bird and bat banding

Frequently asked questions

ABBBS database - FAQ - Greatest movement by individual birds

The 10 Birds which moved the furthest
BandScientific NameCommon NameFamilyMaximum
Distance (km)
GCK51037 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 16776
GCK71446 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 16485
GR27710 Sterna hirundo Common Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 16256
IA138332 Sterna hirundo or paradisaea Common or Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 15719
G2057768 Puffinus puffinus Manx Shearwater Procellariidae (petrels, prions and shearwaters) 15500
IT150635 Sterna hirundo Common Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 15195
GXR09084 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 14218
WYK2201 Sterna hirundo Common Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 13420
W4007833 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 13400
D8555649 Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern Laridae (gulls and terns) 13212

Caveat

This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.