Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint)

Scientific NameCalidris ruficollis
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded154495
First BandedNovember 1954
Last BandedJune 2014

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries35756
Recovered Only Once18977
Distinct Recoveries25833
Most Frequent Resighting9 times
First RecoveryFebruary 1961
Last RecoveryApril 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 35 km Maximum: 12494 km
Band 03493463, banded in January 1994 at YALLOCK CREEK NEAR KOOWEERUP, VIC (-38 deg 13 min, 145 deg 28 min). Recovered after 4 years 5.9 months at SASKYLLAKH, ANABARSKIY DIST., RUSSIA (71 deg 58 min, 114 deg 10 min) in July 1998 after moving 12494 km. Recovery method: SHOT FOR SPORT/FOOD Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE STATUS OF THE BAND IS UNKNOWN.
Elapsed Time Average: 2 years 8.1 months Maximum: 21 years 9.9 months
Band 03367143, banded in December 1988 at WERRIBEE SEWERAGE FARM (SPIT, PT WILSON), VIC (-38 deg 5 min, 144 deg 31 min). Recovered after 21 years 9.9 months at BEACHES CRAB CK RD ROEBUCK BAY BROOME, WA (-18 deg 0 min, 122 deg 22 min) in October 2010 after moving 3100 km. Recovery method: TRAPPED WITH CANNON NET Recovery status: WAS RELEASED ALIVE WITH THE BAND.


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.