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See the paths of ringed Mediterranean Gulls on Google Earth

This page allows you to easily see on Google Earth where your Mediterranean Gulls have been seen.
You need to have Google Earth installed on your computer to see the results. If you do not, you can download it here.
Just upload the .rtf file containing the life-histories of gulls, and then, download the results.

Type of rings (required) :
White or Green Dutch & Belgian rings
Green French rings

What do you want to do ? (required)
See all the places where "your" birds have been seen
See individual paths

Check this box if you want to download a zipped file

Input file (.rtf file - max 2Mo) :
  (please wait while uploading and processing the file)


You may encounter some problems when trying to upload a file :
- An error 500 page : it means the server is too busy to do its work. The server may be too lazy too !
- A blank page : it appears sometimes. Similar cause than error 500
- A message "No coordinates found". Please check the type of rings chosen for the file you sent (see examples)

Example of result "all the places" :Example of result "individual path" for one bird :
See all the places your birds have been seen Path of 3KN0

If the life-history of your birds looks like that, it means it contains "White or Green Dutch & Belgian rings" :
Summary of rings for bird with individual number - aperçu des bagues de l'oiseau avec le numéro d'individu	132
	Colour	Code of ring	Leg	Ringing 	Metal ring	Age of bird	Ringing date	Ringing location	Ringer
	White	AA0	left	Bruxelles	E223641	pullus	01/06/1997	Kwaadmechelen, Limburg, BELGIUM 51,05N 5,1E
	White	BB1	left	Bruxelles	E901157	>3CY	19/05/2001	Zandvlietsluis, Antwerpen, BELGIUM 51,2N 4,17E
	White	CC2	left	Bruxelles	E901157	>3CY	17/06/2006	Zandvlietsluis, Antwerpen, BELGIUM 51,2N 4,17E
Sightings - observations : 
	White	AA0	v	19/08/1997	Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE  50,42N 1,34E	Amstram, Graham
	White	AA0	v	20/09/1997	Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE  50,42N 1,34E	PickePick, Colegram
	White	BB1	v	21/10/1997	Le Portel, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE  50,42N 1,34E	Bourebour, Ratatam
If it rather looks like that, it means it contains "Green French rings " :
000	Right	>3CY	Paris	FS 29011	18/07/2002	Berendrecht, Antwerpen, BELGIUM  51,2N 4,19E
	was green J82 lost
vv	31/07/2002	Le Portel, Rochers Sud, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE  50,42N 1,34E		Amstram, Graham
vv	02/08/2002	Le Portel, Quai de l'Europe, Pas-de-Calais, FRANCE  50,44N 1,35E	PickePick, Colegram
If it does not look like this, please contact me.

Links - Similar processing of life-histories

- Sanderling
- Brant