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Welcome to iCORA:

iCORA is an online database for recoveries of colour-ringed and radio tagged Eurasian Cranes (Grus grus) in Europe. The iCORA website offers the possibility to report observations of individually marked cranes or to report bearings of radio transmitters. After that, the life histories of the reported cranes can be obtained.
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2016-09-28

"My reports" now marked with different colors:

To better follow up the status of your observation reports, all your observations under “My reports” are now marked with different colors.

New observation reports will be in blue color in the beginning, until the project administrators look at these reports and change their status. If a report was validated as correct, the observation will be shown in green color. If there are some doubts about the observation (e.g. the bird wasn’t seen in the region before), the observation will be labeled with “under reservation” and is shown in orange color. With this procedure we make sure, that no observations went lost, if they later on occur to be correct. All observations, which cannot be assigned to a specific crane, are marked with red color. Only clear misreadings or wrong reports will be deleted from the database.

Observations of cranes, for which ringing data are absent in the iCORA database or if ringers/projects do not participate in the iCORA project, are assigned as external data and marked with purple color. These data will be directly forwarded by us to the relevant projects and ringing centres.

If you want to make remarks or annotations to one of your observations, you can do it by using the contact form. You have to open the full report by clicking on the arrow symbol. In the next step you click on the letter symbol next to the ID of the observation. This ID will be automatically added to the contact form, so that admins can easily go to the right observation. Finally one request from our side: please do not flood the project admins with many requests, as we expect more than 10,000 new reports during the year 2016.

2016-09-20

All different ring colors at once:

What a remarkable crane picture! All seven different ring colors are visible at one picture. Many thanks to Till Gütte for this great picture. Keep up the good work!

2016-09-20

Automatic notifications!:

Due to a user request we want to inform you about the iCORA automail function. Within your user account, you can edit, if you want to get automatically generated mails (notifications), after a crane, which you had reported previously, was reported again. If you only want to be informed about your sponsored crane, you can choose that function separately.

2016-09-19

Input of frequencies improved:

The input of birds with radio transmitter has been further improved. If you push the button "+" behind the input window or push the tabulator-key, the inserted frequency and the remarks are saved in a special table. Data from that table can easily be removed by using the recycle-button behind the entry. All entries can be deleted by pushing the recycle button below the input window.

2016-09-16

Now also OpenStreetMaps available:

We now managed to implement also a map function with OpenStreetMaps (OSM), which is available under "My cranes" and within the map function of "report ringed cranes". We would like to thank Ulrich Niemann for his idea and proposal.

OSM contain many more details than other maps, especially more local site names than google.

2016-09-12

Now also for smartphones and tablets:

With the new version of iCORA, we also managed to optimize our website for users, which use smartphones or tablets instead of a PC or laptop to report crane observations.

The new design now allows optimizing iCORA to your different screens.

2016-09-09

A new version of iCORA is online:

Since Friday, 9th of September, a new version of the iCORA database is online. The database & website not only occur in a new layout, but also bring a lot of new functions and improvements for the users.

The new version for instance allows a more easy input of observation sites, exact input of co-observers, more detailed information on flocksize, more easy information about site and habitat use as well as allows data input of readings of alphanumeric colorings and also metal rings. Additionally, also the life history reports are much improved. The pdf-versions now show a map with all recovery sites, but also information about co-observers, flocksize and relationships between birds.

More details about all improvements can be found under FAQ.

The new update of iCORA was again kindly supported by a grant given by the North German foundation for Environment and Development (http://www.nue-stiftung.de/), using revenues from the Bingo lottery.

 

2016-09-05

Brown as a new ring color:

Due to intensive ringing of Common Cranes with color combinations in Germany since the late 1980s, the number of available free combinations using a pool of six different colors is decreasing rapidly. We therefore decided to use “brown” a new seventh color and we used such rings test wise in our study area in Northern Pomerania/Germany in summer 2016. The brown ring will only occur on the left leg as part of the new German country code “blue-brown-blue”. The use of brown rings goes back to a positive decision during a conference of the European Crane Working Group in Stralsund in 2010, while we now use these rings for the first time in the wild. Therefore you have to expect seven different colors (white, yellow, red, blue, green, black, brown) in color combinations of juvenile Common Cranes since year 2016

Color Combinations

Czech Republic (CZ--) Prahamarketa.tich@seznam.cz
 
 
 
Estonia (ET00) Matsaluaivar.leito@emu.ee & ivar.ojaste@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finland (SF--) Helsinki Museumpekka.mustakallio@kopteri.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France (FR--) Parispatrick-dulau@orange.fr
 
 
 
Germany (DE--) ring@kraniche.de
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hungary (HG--) Budapestvegvari@www.hnp.hu
 
 
 
Israel (IL00) Tel-Aviv Universityioc@netvision.net.il & iochula@inter.net.il
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Latvia (LV00) Rigaboiko.swan@gmail.com
 
 
 
Lithuania (LI00) Kaunas (Zool. Mus.)petras.kurlaviscius@leu.lt
 
 
 
Norway (NO--) Stavangerjostein-sandvik@c2i.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poland (PL--) Gdansk; Varsoviaring@kraniche.de
 
 
 
Russia (RU--) Moskwaeilyashenko@savingcranes.org
 
 
 
Sweden (SV--) Stockholm Museumsigvard.lundgren@telia.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey (TU00) Ankaraferdi.akarsu@gmail.com & barbody@gmail.com
 
 
 
United Kingdom (GB--) London (British Museum; Tring; Thetford)damon.bridge@rspb.orgh.uk
 
 
 


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