Traps for Bird Ringers
Our ringers' traps have been developed by us and tested by ringers in a variety of conditions and habitats. Targeting a variety of species, our aim is to complement mist net - based techniques, providing ringers with alternative capture methods for those species, sites or days when mist nets are not suitable.
We take bird safety very seriously and all our traps are supplied with brightly coloured safety tags which can be numbered and used at your ringing station as a record of which traps have been deployed.
All our traps are designed with bird welfare as a top priority and, in most cases, are probably less stressful to the birds than mist nets.
Third Wheel traps are built to high standards. We don't believe in cutting costs with lightweight materials and quick and easy construction methods. As a result our traps are not the cheapest available but they are probably the strongest and most reliable.
Our range of traps is small but will be expanded gradually to cover more types, although development and testing of new models is a lengthy process.