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The history of Russia’s Bird Ringing and Scientific-Information Center of Russia began in 1924. It was moved to the Institute of Animal Ecology and Evolution of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1970 and became a separate department in 1984.

The Bird Ringing Center of Russia (BRC) is the main institution in Russia which collects and processes bird migration data. The BRC coordinates bird rinding in Russia, where more than 100,000 birds are ringed annually. BRC has close contacts with Bird Ringing Centers in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. The foundation for this work is a database of ring recoveries containing more than 130,000 records of banded birds. The database is used for gaining fundamental knowledge about the demographics, migration, territorial links between geographical regions and bird species. It also serves to clarify species ranges, which are particularly important for keeping Red Data Books current. Bird band recovery data also allow resolution of practical issues related to game hunting, aviation safety, and the spread of anthropozoonotic diseases, including avian influenza. 

BRC staff study various aspects of the migration and population structure of Arctic geese, gulls and alcids. Adaptations of geese to Arctic conditions, mechanisms of formation and functioning of colonies are clarified. Data on the ecology of bird ectoparasites are also collected. In a number of regions of the Russian Arctic, waterfowl resources are monitored using ultralight aircraft, remote tracking of marked birds and collection of data for various GIS purposes. The knowledge gained has allowed 14 new protected areas for waterfowl to be established.



Литвин Константин Евгеньевич Заведующий лабораторией, ведущий научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Харитонов Сергей Павлович Ведущий научный сотрудник д.б.н.
Конюхов Николай Борисович Старший научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Добровольская Елена Всеволодовна Научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Матюхин Александр Владимирович Научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Панов Илья Николаевич Научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Розенфельд Софья Борисовна Научный сотрудник к.б.н.
Демьянец Софья Сергеевна Младший научный сотрудник аспирант
Харитонова Ирина Александровна Ведущий инженер  
Попова-Бондаренко Екатерина Дмитриевна Ведущий инженер   
Уральская Людмила Анатольевна Ведущий инженер  
Сыроечковский Евгений Викторович Ведущий инженер д.б.н.
Дмитриев Александр Евгеньевич Ведущий инженер  
Киртаев  Георгий Валентинович Ведущий инженер