168 Species 28 countries 36 years (1980–2015)

Source of the data: EBCC/BirdLife/RSPB/CSO

The latest data on European common birds shows a continued decline of European farmland birds. While the common forest birds are more or less stable over the last 10-15 years, the farmland birds show a staggering decline of 55% since 1980.

All indicators

Common bird monitoring
schemes in Europe

bird monitoring scheme providing data to PECBMS in 2017 update

existing bird monitoring scheme

no bird monitoring scheme

Albania

No bird monitoring scheme.

Andorra

Name of scheme: Common Bird Survey of Andorra (SOCA)
Website: http://www.cenma.ad
Organisation: Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra (CENMA) Institut d´Estudis Andorrans
Status: ongoing
Start: 2011
Number of fieldworkers: 14
Species: 129
Habitats record: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Clara Pladevall
Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra, Institut d´Estudis Andorrans, Avda. Rocafort, 21-23, Molí Building, 3th. AD600 Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra
cpladevall@iea.ad

Austria

Name of scheme: Monitoring der Brutvögel Österreichs
Website: https://www.birdlife.at/page/monitoring
Organisation: BirdLife Austria
Status: ongoing
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 160
Species: 85
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: partial
Reference: Teufelbauer, N., R. Büchsenmeister, A. Berger, B. Seaman, B. Regner, E. Nemeth & S. J. Butler (2017): Developing a forest bird indicator for Austria. Vogelwelt 137: 215-224.
Teufelbauer, N., B. S. Seaman & M. Dvorak (2017): Bestandsentwicklungen häufiger österreichischer Brutvögel im Zeitraum 1998-2016 – Ergebnisse des Brutvogel-Monitoring. Egretta 55: 43-76.
Teufelbauer, N. & J. Frühauf (2010): Developing a national Farmland Bird Index for Austria. In: Anselin, A. (ed.): Bird Numbers 2010. Monitoring, indicators and targets. Proceedings the 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council, Cáceres, Spain (partim). Bird Census News 23/1-2: 87-97.
Teufelbauer, N. (2010): The Farmland Bird Index for Austria – first results of the changes in populations of common birds of farmed land. Egretta 51: 35-50.
Contact: Norbert Teufelbauer
BirdLife Austria, Museumplatz 1/10/8, A-1070 Wien, Austria
norbert.teufelbauer@birdlife.at

Belarus

Name of scheme: Мониторинг птиц агроландшафтов – National Scheme of Environmental Monitoring in Belarus
Organisation: Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Status: pilot
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 25
Species: 20
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Semion Levy
APB – BirdLife Belarus – Akhova Ptushak Belarusi (APB), Makajenka 8-313, BY-220114 Minsk, Belarus
levy@ptushki.org
Dmitrii Zhuravliou
APB – BirdLife Belarus – Akhova Ptushak Belarusi (APB), Makajenka 8-313, BY-220114 Minsk, Belarus
grusdima@gmail.com

Belgium

Name of scheme: Common Breeding Birds Flanders
Website: https://www.inbo.be/nl/natuurindicatoren
Organisation: Research Institute for Nature and Forest, BirdLife Flanders, Natuurpunt.vzw
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 300
Species: 101
Habitats record: no
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Algemene Broedvogels Vlaanderen (ABV): nieuwe cijfers en trends Glenn Vermeersch & Thierry Onkelinx (INBO) – Iwan Lewylle (Natuurpunt Studie) INBO Vogelnieuws 2015 24: 14-16.
Vermeersch, G. and Anselin, A. (2009): Broedvogels in Vlaanderen 2006-2007: recente status en trends van Bijzondere Broedvogels en soorten van de Vlaamse Rode Lijst en/of Bijlage I van de Europese Vogelrichtlijn.
Contact: Glenn Vermeersch
INBO, Kliniekstraat 25, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium
glenn.vermeersch@inbo.be
Name of scheme: Brussels Bird Survey (Common Breeding Birds Survey – SOCBRU)
Website: http://www.aves.be/index.php?id=1386
Organisation: Aves – Natagora
Status: ongoing
Start: 1992
Number of fieldworkers: 35
Species: 134
Habitats record: no
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Weiserbs, A. (2009): Oiseaux communs de Bruxelles – Evolution 1992-2008. Oiseaux de Bruxelles n° 1. Aves, Liège.
Weiserbs, A. and Jacob, J. P. (2007): Survey of common breeding birds in the Brussels Region: Analyze of the results 1992-2005. Aves 44: 65-78.
Weiserbs, A. (2012): Twenty years monitoring of common birds in Brussels. Aves, 49:13-21.
Weiserbs, A. (2012): Spring census of common water bird populations in the Region of Brussels. Aves, 49:23-28.
Contact: Alain Paquet
Aves-Natagora, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
alain.paquet@natagora.b
Anne Weiserbs
Aves-Natagora, Rue Nanon 98, BE-5000 Belgium
anne.weiserbs@aves.be
Name of scheme: Common Breeding Birds Survey in Wallonia (SOCWAL)
Website: http://www.aves.be/index.php?id=1385
Organisation: Aves – Natagora
Status: ongoing
Start: 1990
Number of fieldworkers: 170
Species: 80
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Derouaux, Antoine & Paquet, Jean-Yves. (2018). L'évolution préoccupante des populations d'oiseaux nicheurs en Wallonie: 28 ans de surveillance de l'avifaune commune. Aves 55/1: 1-31.
Paquet, J.-Y., Jacob, J.-P., Kinet, T. & Vansteenwegen, Ch. (2010): Les tendances des populations d´oiseaux communs en Wallonie de 1990 à 2009. Aves 47/1: 1-19.
Contact: Antoine Derouaux
Aves-Natagora, Département Études, 3 rue Fusch, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
antoine.derouaux@natagora.be
Jean-Yves Paquet
1, Traverses des Muses, B-5000 Namur, Belgium
jean-yves.paquet@aves-asbl.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina

No bird monitoring scheme.

Bulgaria

Name of scheme: Мониторинг на обикновените видове птици (Common Bird Monitoring Scheme)
Website: http://www.bspb.org/monitoring/
Organisation: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, BirdLife Bulgaria
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 120
Species: 63
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Spasov, S. and Hristov, I. (2017): Population Trends of Common Birds in Bulgaria: Is Their Status Improving after the EU Accession? Acta zool. bulg., 69 (1), 2017: 95-104
Spasov, S. (2008): The State of Bulgaria´s Common Birds. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Conservation Series, Book 13. Sofia, BSPB.
Contact: Iordan Hristov
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), P. O. Box 50, Sofia BG-1111, Bulgaria
iordan.hristov@bspb.org

Croatia

Name of scheme: Monitoring čestih vrsta ptica poljoprivrednih staništa u Hrvatskoj (Common Farmland Bird Monitoring in Croatia)
Organisation: Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature (former State Institute for Nature Protection) and Ministry of Agriculture
Status: ongoing
Start: 2015
Number of fieldworkers: 30
Species: 30
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified semi-random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Vlatka Dumbović Mazal
Department for wild and domesticated taxa and habitats, Head of the Vertebrates Section, Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature (Hrvatska agencija za okoliš i prirodu), Radnicka 80/7, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
vlatka.dumbovic@haop.hr

Cyprus

Name of scheme: Πρόγραμμα Παρακολούθησης Κοινών Πουλιών – Common Birds Monitoring Scheme
Website: https://www.birdlifecyprus.org/common-land-bird-counts
Organisation: BirdLife Cyprus
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 18
Species: 45
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Christina Ieronymidou
BirdLife Cyprus, P. O. Box 12026, Nicosia 2090, Cyprus
Christina.ieronymidou@birdlifecyprus.org.cy
Name of scheme: Western Cyprus Common Bird Census
Organisation: BirdLife Cyprus
Status: finished
Start: 2003
End: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 4
Species: 40
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified semi-random
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Derek Pomeroy
c/o Environmental Studies Centre, Box 79, Kritou Terra, Paphos 8724, Cyprus
derek@imul.com

Czech republic

Name of scheme: Jednotný program sčítání ptáků (JPSP); Breeding Bird Census Programme
Website: http://jpsp.birds.cz
Organisation: Czech Society for Ornithology
Status: ongoing
Start: 1981
Number of fieldworkers: 80
Species: 118
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: no
Reference: REIF J., PRYLOVÁ K., ŠIZLING A. L., VERMOUZEK Z., ŠŤASTNÝ K. and BEJČEK V. 2013: Changes in bird community composition in the Czech Republic from 1982 to 2004: increasing biotic homogenization, impacts of warming climate, but no trend in species richness. Journal of Ornithology 154: 359-370.
REIF J. FLOUSEK J. 2012: The role of species‘ ecological traits in climatically driven altitudinal range shifts of central European birds. Oikos 121: 1053-1060.
Reif, J., Voříšek, P., Šťastný, K. and Bejček, V. (2006): Population trends of birds in the Czech Republic during 1982-2005. Sylvia 42: 22-37. (in Czech with English summary)
Report on Breeding Bird Monitoring Programme in Czechia in 2017.
Contact: Zdeněk Vermouzek
Czech Society for Ornithology, Na Bělidle 34, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
jpsp@birds.cz
Jiří Reif
Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Benatska 2, 128 01 Praha 2
jirireif@natur.cuni.cz
Name of scheme: Liniové sčítání druhů (LSD)
Website: http://www.birdlife.cz/liniove-scitani-druhu-je-spusteno/
Organisation: Czech Society for Ornithology; www.birdlife.cz
Status: ongoing
Start: 2018
Number of fieldworkers: 40
Species: 100
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Zdeněk Vermouzek
Czech Society for Ornithology, Na Bělidle 34, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
verm@birdlife.cz
Jiří Reif
Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Benatska 2, 128 01 Praha 2
jirireif@natur.cuni.cz

Denmark

Name of scheme: Punkttællingsprogrammet (Point count census of breeding and wintering birds)
Website: http://www.dof.dk/punkt
Organisation: DOF/BirdLife Denmark (Danish Ornithological Society)
Status: ongoing
Start: 1975
Number of fieldworkers: 345
Species: 143
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Moshøj, C.M., D.P. Eskildsen, T. Nyegaard, M.F. Jørgensen, T. Vikstrøm (2017): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter I Danmark 1975-2016. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprogrammet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (In Danish with an English summary).
Nyegaard, T., Larsen, J.D., Brandtberg, N. & Jørgensen, M. F. (2015): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter i Danmark 1975-2014. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprojektet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening. (in Danish with English summary)
Heldbjerg, H., Brandtberg, N. & Lerche-Jørgensen, M. F. (2014): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter i Danmark 1975-2013. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprojektet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening. (in Danish with English summary)
Contact: Thomas Vikstrøm
Vesterbrogade 140, DK 1620, Copenhagen V, Denmark
thomas.vikstroem@dof.dk
Charlotte Moshøj
Vesterbrogade 140, DK 1620, Copenhagen V, Denmark
charlotte.moshoj@dof.dk

Estonia

Name of scheme: Point Count Project
Website: https://www.eoy.ee/en/node/279
Organisation: Estonian Ornithological Society (EOS)/BirdLife Estonia
Status: ongoing
Start: 1983
Number of fieldworkers: 60
Species: 90
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: partial
Reference: Marja, R. & Nellis, R. 2018. Farmland bird population changes in Estonia in the period 1984–2017 and their relationship with agriculture management and predators. Hirundo 31(1), 49-68.
Kuresoo, A., Pehlak, H. & Nellis, R. 2011. Population trends of common birds in Estonia in 1983–2010. Estonian Journal of Ecology, 60(2): 88–110.
Leito, A. and Kuresoo, A. (2004): Preliminary results of a national bird monitoring programme in Estonia. In: Anselin, A (ed.) Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th meeting of the EBCC, Pärnu, Estonia. Bird Census News 13 (2000): 81-86.
Contact: Renno Nellis
Veski 4, 51005 Tartu, Estonia
renno.nellis@eoy.ee

Faroe Islands

No bird monitoring scheme.

Finland

Name of scheme: Linnustonseuranta (Maalintujen linja- ja pistelaskennat) – Annual monitoring of breeding birds in Finland
Website: http://www.luomus.fi/fi/pesimalintujen-linja-pistelaskenta
Organisation: Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Status: ongoing
Start: 1975
Number of fieldworkers: 150
Species: 140
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
point counts
Selection of plots: systematic
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Väisänen, R. A. & Lehikoinen, A. 2013: Suomen maalinnuston pesimäkannan vaihtelut vuosina 1975-2012. — Linnut vuosikirja 2013: 62–81.
Contact: Päivi Sirkiä
Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P. O. Box 17, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland
paivi.sirkia@helsinki.fi
Name of scheme: Petolintuseuranta (Raptor Grid Scheme)
Website: https://www.luomus.fi/fi/petolintu-saaksiseuranta
Organisation: Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Status: ongoing
Start: 1982
Number of fieldworkers: 300
Species: 14
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Jari Valkama
Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 17, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland
jari.valkama@helsinki.fi
Name of scheme: Vesilintulaskennat (Waterfowl Monitoring in Lakes)
Website: http://www.luomus.fi/fi/vesilintulaskenta
Organisation: Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History and Finnish Game and Fisheries Institute
Status: ongoing
Start: 1986
Number of fieldworkers: 50
Species: 16
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Päivi Sirkiä
Zoological Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P. O. Box 17, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland
paivi.sirkia@helsinki.fi

France

Name of scheme: Suivi Temporel des Oiseaux Communs = STOC (French Breeding Bird Survey = FBBS)
Website: http://www.open-sciences-participatives.org/fiche-observatoire/144
Organisation: Centre de Recherches sur la Biologie des Populations d‘ Oiseaux (CRBPO), Museum National d’Historie Naturelle
Status: ongoing
Start: 1989
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 150
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: yes
Reference:

Jiguet F, Devictor V, Julliard R, Couvet D (2012) French citizens monitoring ordinary birds provide tools for conservation and ecological sciences. Acta Oecologica 44, 58-66
Contact: Frédéric Jiguet
CRBPO, UMR7204 CESCO, Equipe COnservation et Restauration des POpulations (CORPO), 43 rue Buffon,CP135, 75005 Paris, France
frederic.jiguet@mnhn.fr

Germany

Name of scheme: German Common Breeding Bird Survey
Website: http://www.dda-web.de/mhb
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e. V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 1230
Species: 90
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Wahl, J., Berlin, K., Gottschalk, T., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., and S. Trautmann (2012): Vogelmonitoring in Deutschland. Programme und Anwendungen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 119. 257p.
Contact: Sven Trautmann
DDA – Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, An den Speichern 6, 48157 Münster, Germany
trautmann@dda-web.de
Note: The programme from 2011 on completely replaces the former „Common Bird Census“ which started 1989 and ended in 2010.
Name of scheme: German Rare Breeding Bird Survey
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e. V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 1977
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 90
Habitats record: no
Methods: complete counts
territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Malte Busch
Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 6, D-48157 Münster, Germany
busch@dda-web.de
Note: The German Rare Breeding Bird Survey coordinated by the Federation of German Avifaunists started in 1977 with six species. Since than species set continuously expanded. After 1990 the German Rare Breeding Bird Survey was combined with the monitoring programmes of the former German Democratic Republic.
Name of scheme: German Common Bird Census
Website: http://www.dda-web.de/index.php?cat=monitoring&subcat=ha_alt&subsubcat=programm
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e. V., Steckby
Status: finished
Start: 1989
End: 2010
Number of fieldworkers: 500
Species: 100
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
point counts
territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Flade, M., Grüneberg, C., Sudfeldt, C. & Wahl, J. (2008): Birds and Biodiversity in Germany – 2010 Target. DDA, NABU, DRV, DO-G, Münster.
Contact: Martin Flade
Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz Brandenburg, Leiter Referat GR 3 Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin/ Naturparke, Nord Hoher Steinweg 5-6 D, 16278 Angermünde, Germany
martin.flade@lugv.brandenburg.de

Gibraltar

Name of scheme: counts of raptors and seabirds from migration points
Organisation: Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society
Status: ongoing
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Charles Perez
GONHS, PO Box 843, Gibraltar
cperez@gonhs.org

Greece

Name of scheme: Πρόγραμμα Παρακολούθησης των Κοινών Ειδών Πουλιών της Ελλάδας – Hellenic Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (HCBMS)
Website: http://www.ornithologiki.gr/en/hcbm
Organisation: Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 122
Species: 233
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Portolou, D. (2016) The Hellenic Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. Bird Census News, 28/1: 30–33.
Contact: Danae Portolou
Themistokleous str 80, Athens 10681, Greece
dportolou@ornithologiki.gr

Hungary

Name of scheme: Mindennapi Madaraink Monitoringja, MMM (Monitoring of our common birds)
Website: http://mmm.mme.hu/
Organisation: MME BirdLife Hungary
Status: ongoing
Start: 1999
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 420
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Szép T., Nagy K., Nagy Zs., Halmos G. (2012): Population trends of common breeding and wintering birds in Hungary, decline of long-distance migrant and farmland birds during 1999-2012. Ornis Hungarica 20(2): 13-63.
Szép, T. and Gibbons, D. (2000): Monitoring of common breeding birds in Hungary using a randomised sampling design. The Ring 22: 45-55.
Contact: Tibor Szép
University of Nyíregyháza, Sóstói út 31/B, H-4400 Nyíregyháza
partifecske@freemail.hu
Károly Nagy
MME BirdLife Hungary Monitoring Centre, P. O. Box 286, H-4401 Nyiregyháza, Hungary
nagy.karoly@mme.hu

Iceland

Name of scheme: monitoring of ptarmigan population
Organisation: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Status: ongoing
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Ólafur K. Nielsen
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
okn@ni.is
Name of scheme: monitoring of woodland birds
Organisation: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Status: finished
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Ólafur K. Nielsen
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
okn@ni.is
Name of scheme: Bjargfuglar – cliff breeding seabirds
Organisation: University of Iceland
Status: ongoing
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Prof. Arnthor Gardarsson
Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Askja, Sturlugata 7, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland
arnthor@hi.is
Name of scheme: Mýraeldar – effect of wildfires on birds
Organisation: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Status: ongoing
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson
Icelandic Institute of Natural History, P.O.Box 5320, IS-125 Reykjavik, Iceland
mummi@ni.is

Ireland

Name of scheme: Countryside Bird Survey (CBS)
Website: http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/OurWork/ResearchSurveys/CountrysideBirdSurvey/tabid/114/Default.aspx
Organisation: BirdWatch Ireland, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service
Status: ongoing
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 300
Species: 55
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Crowe, O., Coombes, R.H., Lysaght, L., O´Brien, C., Choudhury, K.R., Walsh, A.J. , Wilson, J.H. and O´Halloran, J. (2010): Population trends of widespread breeding birds in the Republic of Ireland 1998-2008. Bird Study 57 (3): 267 – 280.
Coombes, R.H., Crowe, O., Lauder, A., Lysaght, L., O´Brien, C., O´Halloran, J., O´Sullivan, O., Tierney, T.D., Walsh, A.J. and Wilson, H.J. (2009): Countryside Bird Survey Report 1998-2007. BirdWatch Ireland, Wicklow.
Contact: Lesley Lewis
Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, A63 RW83, Ireland
ljlewis@birdwatchireland.ie
Dick Coombes
Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, A63 RW83, Ireland
rcoombes@birdwatchireland.ie

Isle of Man

No bird monitoring scheme.

Italy

Name of scheme: MITO2000 (Monitoraggio ITaliano Ornitologico)
Website: http://www.mito2000.it/
Organisation: Coordinamento Mito – Centro Italiano Studi Ornitologici (CISO) – LIPU BirdLife Italy – Associazione FaunaViva – D.R.E.Am Italia
Status: ongoing
Start: 2000
Number of fieldworkers: 200
Species: 103
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: partial
Reference: Fornasari L., de Carli E., Buvoli L., Mingozzi T., Pedrini P., La Gioia G., Ceccarelli P., Tellini Florenzano G., Velatta F., Caliendo M.F., Santolini R. and Brichetti P. (2004): Secondo bollettino del progetto MITO2000: valutazioni metodologiche per il calcolo delle variazioni interannuali. Avocetta, 28: 5976.
Fornasari L., de Carli E., Brambilla S., Buvoli L., Maritan E. and Mingozzi T. (2002). Distribuzione dell´Avifauna nidificante in Italia: primo bollettino del progetto di Monitoraggio MITO2000. Avocetta, 26: 59-115.
Fornasari, L. and de Carli, E. (2002): A new project on breeding bird monitoring in Italy. Bird Census News 15(2): 42-54.
Contact: Elisabetta de Carli
Associazione FaunaViva, Via Fumagalli 6, 20143 Milano, Italy
e.decarli@faunaviva.it
Guido Tellini Florenzano
tellini@dream-italia.it

Kosovo

No bird monitoring scheme.

Latvia

Name of scheme: Latvijas ligzdojošo putnu uzskaites (Latvian Breeding Bird Monitoring scheme)
Website: http://www.lob.lv/lv/lp_monitorings
Organisation: Latvian Ornithological Society
Status: ongoing
Start: 2005
Number of fieldworkers: 40
Species: 90
Habitats record: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: systematic
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Auniņš A. 2018. Declines in breeding birds continue: the most affected are the species wintering in Africa and farmland birds. (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2018, 10–15.
Auninš, A. (red.) 2018: Monitoring of the Latvian Breeding Birds. Methodology of counts. Version 2.0 (in Latvian). Riga, Latvian Ornithological Society.
Auniņš A. 2017. Unfavourable population trends for many common specie. (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2018, 8–14.
Auninš, A., 2016. How populations of the breeding birds have changed in last 10 years? (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2016, 10–15.
Auninš, A., 2015. Latvian breeding bird counts : changes in abundance of the common birds 2005 – 2014. (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2015, 8–15.
Auninš, A. 2013. Changes in Abundance of Common Birds in Latvia during the Last Seven Years. Putni dabā 2013/1, 10 – 13.
Auninš, A. 2009: The new Latvian breeding bird monitoring scheme: sampling design, methods and first results. Bird Census News 22/2: 51 – 62.
Contact: Ainars Auninš
Vilandes iela 3 – 7, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
ainars.aunins@lu.lv
Name of scheme: Monitoring of birds and habitats in agricultural lands
Organisation: Latvian Fund for Nature
Status: finished
Start: 1995
End: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 6
Species: 25
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Auninš, A., Priednieks, J., 2009. Recent changes in agricultural landscape and bird populations in Latvia: impacts and prospects of EU agricultural policy. Avocetta 33, 93–98.
Auninš, A., Priednieks, J. 2008: Ten years of farmland bird monitoring in Latvia: population changes 1995-2004. Revista Catalana d´Ornitologia 24: 53-64.
Auninš, A. and Priednieks, J. 2003: Bird population changes in Latvian farmland 1995-2000: responses to different scenarios of rural development. Ornis Hungarica 12-13: 41-50.
Contact: Ainars Auninš
Vilandes iela 3 – 7, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
ainars.aunins@lu.lv
Name of scheme: Breeding Bird Counts
Organisation: University of Latvia
Status: finished
Start: 1983
End: 1994
Number of fieldworkers: 7
Species: 30
Habitats record: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Janis Priednieks
Kronvalda bulv. 4, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
jpriedn@lanet.lv
Name of scheme: Naktsputnu uzskaites (Nightbird monitoring scheme, previously called Corncrake monitoring scheme)
Website: http://www.lob.lv/lv/programmas/naktsputni.php
Organisation: Latvian Ornithological Society
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 35
Species: 15
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Oskars Keišs
Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, Miera iela 3, Salaspils, LV-2169, Latvia
grieze@yahoo.com

Liechtenstein

Name of scheme: Monitoring of Breeding Birds
Organisation: Botanisch-Zoologische Gesellschaft
Status: ongoing
Start: 1981
Number of fieldworkers: 1
Species: 30
Habitats record: no
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Georg Willi
Rennhofstr. 8, FL-9493 Mauren
georg.willi@adon.li

Lithuania

Name of scheme: Įprastų paukščių populiacijų gausos stebėsena (ĮPGS) – Lithuanian Common Bird Monitoring scheme
Website: http://www.virtualusprocesai.lt/ipgs/index.php
Organisation: Lithuanian Ornithological Society
Status: ongoing
Start: 1994
Number of fieldworkers: 35
Species: 70
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified semi-random
Sustainable support: partial
Reference: Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Nebilevičius Š. 2017. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Kaimo paukščių populiacijų indikatorius“ nustatymas ir biologinės įvairovės kaitos vertinimas”. Tarpinė ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 55 p.
Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Nebilevičius Š. 2014. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Kaimo paukščių populiacijų indikatorius“ identifikavimas 2013–2014 metais. Galutinė ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 229 p.
Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Mozgeris G., Nebilevičius Š. 2011. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Paukščių populiacija žemės ūkio naudmenose“ identifikavimas 2010–2011 metais. Baigiamoji ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 235 p.
Kurlavičius P. 2004. Monitoring of breeding birds in Lithuania. In: Anselin, A. (ed.) Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Parnu, Estonia. Bird census news 13 (2000): 77-80.
Contact: Petras Kurlavičius
Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (LOD), Naugarduko St. 47-3, LT-03208, Vilnius, Lithuania
Petras.Kurlavicius@birdlife.lt

Luxembourg

Name of scheme: Common Bird Monitoring
Organisation: natur&ëmwelt a.s.b.l.
Status: ongoing
Start: 2009
Number of fieldworkers: 25
Species: 120
Habitats record: no
Methods: line transects
territory mapping
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Katharina Klein
Centrale Ornithologique, natur&ëmwelt a.s.b.l. (BirdLife Luxembourg), Kockelscheuer, L-1899, Luxembourg
k.klein@naturemwelt.lu
Name of scheme: Monitoring of Breeding Birds
Organisation: LNVL
Status: finished
Start: 2002
End: 2003
Number of fieldworkers: 6
Species: 60
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
territory mapping
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Patric Lorgé
Centrale Ornithologique LNVL, Lëtzebuerger Natur- a Vulleschutzliga (BirdLife Luxembourg), Kockelscheuer, L-1899, Luxembourg
patlor@naturemwelt.lu
Gilles Biver
Centrale Ornithologique LNVL, Lëtzebuerger Natur- a Vulleschutzliga (BirdLife Luxembourg), Kockelscheuer, L-1899, Luxembourg
col@naturemwelt.lu

Macedonia

Name of scheme: Common bird Monitoring Scheme – Macedonia
Organisation: Macedonian Ecological Society (MES)
Status: pilot
Start: 2007
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Metodija Velevski
MES, seat: Vladimir Nazor Str.10, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
m.velevski@musmacscinat.mk

Malta

No bird monitoring scheme.

Moldova

No bird monitoring scheme.

Montenegro

No bird monitoring scheme.

Netherlands

Name of scheme: BMP A – All breeding bird species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl/nl/BMP
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology) and Statistics Netherlands
Status: ongoing
Start: 1984
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 100
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: www.sovon.nl/nl/broedvogels2013
www.sovon.nl/nl/publicaties/vogelbalans-2015
Contact: Chris van Turnhout
SOVON, PO Box 6521, 6503 GA Nijmegen, Netherlands
chris.vanturnhout@sovon.nl
Name of scheme: BMP W – Meadow bird species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology), Provincial organisations and Statistics Netherlands
Status: ongoing
Start: 1990
Number of fieldworkers: 400
Species: 21
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Name of scheme: BMP B – Scarce breeding species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology) and Statistics Netherlands
Status: ongoing
Start: 1990
Number of fieldworkers: 400
Species: 50
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Name of scheme: BMP Z – Rare breeding species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology) and Statistics Netherlands
Status: ongoing
Start: 1990
Number of fieldworkers: 500
Species: 60
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Name of scheme: Colonial breeding bird census
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology) and Statistics Netherlands
Status: ongoing
Start: 1990
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 17
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Name of scheme: MUS – Urban breeding species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: Sovon (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 600
Species: 70
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes
Name of scheme: MAS – Farmland breeding species project
Website: https://www.sovon.nl
Organisation: SOVON (Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2008
Number of fieldworkers: 50
Species: 50
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes

Norway

Name of scheme: Extensive monitoring of terrestrial birds in Norway (TOV-E)
Website: http://tov-e.nina.no/Fugl/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fFugl%2f
Organisation: BirdLife Norway and Norwegian institute for Nature Research
Status: ongoing
Start: 2005
Number of fieldworkers: 250
Species: 80
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Fraixedas, S., Lindén, A., Meller, K., Lindström, Å., Keišs, O., Kålås, J.A., Husby, M., Leivits, A., Leivits, M. & Lehikoinen, A. (2017) Substantial decline of Northern European peatland bird populations: consequences of drainage. Biological Conservation, 214, 223-232.
Lindström, Å., Green, M., Husby, M., Kålås, J.A. & Lehikoinen, A. (2015) Large-scale monitoring of waders on their boreal and arctic breeding grounds in northern Europe. Ardea, 103, 3-15.
Kålås, J. A., Husby, M., Nilsen, E. B. & Vang, R. (2014) Population dynamic for terrestrial birds in Norway 1996-2013. – NOF-Report 4-2014, BirdLife Norway, Trondheim. 36 pp (in Norwegian)
Lehikoinen, A., Green, M., Husby, M., Kålås, J.A. & Lindström, Å. (2014) Common montane birds are declining in northern Europe. – Journal of Avian Biology 45: 3-14.
Kålås, J.A., Husby, M. (2002) Monitoring program for terrestrial ecosystems. Extensive monitoring of terrestrial birds in Norge. – NINA Oppdragsmelding 740, 25 p. (In Norwegian with English summary)
Contact: John Atle Kålås
Norwegian institute for Nature Research, Postboks 5685 Sluppen, 7485 Trondheim, Norway
john.kalas@nina.no
Magne Husby
BirdLife Norway, Sandgata 30 B, 7012 Trondheim, and Section of Science, Nord University, 7600 Levanger, Norway
magne.husby@nord.no
Name of scheme: Norwegian Breeding Bird Census
Organisation: Norwegian Ornithological Society and Nord-Trøndelag University College
Status: finished
Start: 1995
Number of fieldworkers: 120
Species: 58
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Husby, M. (2003): Point count census using volunteers of terrestrial breeding birds in Norway, and its status after six years. Ornis Hungarica 12-13: 63-72.

Poland

Name of scheme: Monitoring Pospolitych Ptaków Lęgowych (MPPL)(Common Birds Survey)
Website: http://www.mppl.pl/
Organisation: OTOP/BirdLife Poland (The Polish Society for the Protection of Birds)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2000
Number of fieldworkers: 400
Species: 110
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Ławicki Ł., Meissner W., Bobrek R., Cenian Z., Bzoma S., Betleja J., Kuczyński L., Moczarska J., Rohde Z., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Wylegała P., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Chylarecki P. 2018. Monitoring Ptaków Polski w latach 2016–2018. Biuletyn Monitoringu Przyrody 17: 1–90.
Chylarecki P., Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Meissner W., Woźniak B., Wylegała P., Ławicki Ł., Marchowski D., Betleja J., Bzoma S., Cenian Z., Górski A., Korniluk M., Moczarska J., Ochocińska D., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Kuczyński L. 2018. Trendy liczebności ptaków w Polsce. GIOŚ, Warszawa.
Contact: Tomasz Chodkiewicz, national coordinator of the project
Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP), ul. Odrowaza 24, 05-270 Marki
mppl@otop.org.pl
Jadwiga Moczarska, technical coordinator
Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP), ul. Odrowąża 24, 05-270 Marki
jadwiga.moczarska@otop.org.pl
dr hab. Przemysław Chylarecki, scientific expert
Museum & Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warszawa, Poland
pch@miiz.waw.pl
dr hab. Lechosław Kuczyński, scientific expert
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań
lechu@amu.edu.pl
Note: Project funding Chief Inspectorate of the Environmental Protection and National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

Portugal

Name of scheme: Censo de Aves Comuns (Common Bird Census)
Website: http://www.spea.pt/en/study-and-conservation/birds-census/common-bird-census/
Organisation: SPEA – Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds – Birdlife Partner in Portugal)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 120
Species: 64
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Hilton, G., Meirinho, A. and Elias, G. (2006): Common Bird Monitoring is up and running in Portugal. Bird Census News 19(1): 9-15.
Contact: Joaquim Teodósio
Avenida João Crisóstomo, 18, 4º Dto, 1000-179 Lisboa, Portugal
joaquim.teodosio@spea.pt

Romania

Name of scheme: Common Bird Monitoring (CBM). In Romanian: Monitorizarea Pãsãrilor Comune (MPC)
Website: https://www.monitoring.sor.ro/
Organisation: Romanian Ornithological Society, in cooperation with the Association for Bird and Nature Protection „Milvus Group“
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 60
Species: 70
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified semi-random
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Zoltán D. Szabó
400370 Cluj, OP 7, CP 18, Romania
szabodz@gmail.com
Benkő Zoltán
400370 Cluj, OP 7, CP 18, Romania
zoltan.benko@sor.ro
Cristi Domşa
400370 Cluj, OP 7, CP 18, Romania
cristi.domsa@sor.ro

Russia

Name of scheme: Moscow Birds Survey
Website: http://eng.birdsmoscow.net.ru/projects#2
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: finished
Start: 2006
End: 2018
Number of fieldworkers: 67
Species: 226
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Groot Koerkamp, G. 2014. Atlas of the birds of Moscow City (in Russian and English). N.S. Morozov (ed.). Moscow, Fiton XXI. 332 p.
Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Groot Koerkamp, G. 2013. Ornithological and practical results of the Project “Atlas of birds of Moscow City”. — Every bird counts. Book of abstracts of the 19th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Babes-Bolyai University, Romanian Ornithological Society, Cluj, Romania, p. 45.
Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (2012) [Moscow]. In: Birds of the cities of Russia. V.M. Khrabryi (Ed.). 250–297 pp.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2011, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 8. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2012) 180 p.
New online maps and species lists contain information about new registrations or nest status increase for the period since finishing the complete Atlas survey in Moscow (2011-2017).
Contact: Mikhail Kalyakin
kalyakin@zmmu.msu.ru
Olga Voltzit
voltzit@zmmu.msu.ru
Name of scheme: Moscow Region Common Birds Monitoring Scheme
Website: http://eng.birdsmoscow.net.ru/projects#2
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 31
Species: 150
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Morkovin, A.A., Voltzit, O.V., and Kalyakin, M.V. (2018) [On the results and opportunities of the common birds monitoring scheme in Russia]. Abstracts of 1st Russian ornithological congress (Tver, Russia, 29 January – 4 February 2018): 229–230. [in Russian]
Morkovin A. A., Kalyakin M. V., Voltzit O. V. 2017: First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. Die Vogelwelt_Vol. 137: 89–98.
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2017) [The project of birds monitoring in the Moscow region: the results of 2011–2016]. Russian Ornithological Journal, 26 (1452): 2219–2233. [in Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V., and Morkovin, A.A. (2017) [To the establishing of the system of bird abundance monitoring in European part of Russia]. Population dynamics of birds in terrestrial landscapes. Proceedings of the Russian scientific conference (Zvenigorod biological station, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 17–21 March 2017): 335–338. [in Russian]
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2017) [The 2011–2016 results of the common bird monitoring program in Moscow and the Moscow region]. Population dynamics of birds in terrestrial landscapes. Proceedings of the Russian scientific conference (Zvenigorod biological station, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 17–21 March 2017): 108–118. [in Russian]
Morkovin A. A., Kalyakin M. V., Voltzit O. V. (2017) First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. Die Vogelwelt Vol. 137: 89–98.
Morkovin, A. and Voltzit, O. (2016) First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. — Busch, M. & Gedeon, K. (eds.) BirdNumbers 2016: Birds in a changing world. Programme and Abstracts of the 20th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten Münster, p. 87.
Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Morkovin, A., Preobrazhenskaya, E., and Mischenko, A. (2016) Review of investigations of bird number and its dynamic in European Russia. Busch, M. & Gedeon, K. (eds.) BirdNumbers 2016: Birds in a changing world. Programme and Abstracts of the 20th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten Münster, p. 34.
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2016) [Population trends of common birds in the Moscow region]. The Fauna and Abundance of European Russia Birds. Annual report on the Programme Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, 6: 573–586. [in Russian]
Contact: Anton Morkovin
a-morkovin@ya.ru
Mikhail Kalyakin
kalyakin@zmmu.msu.ru
Olga Voltzit
voltzit@zmmu.msu.ru
Name of scheme: White Stork nests monitoring scheme
Website: http://birdsmoscow.net.ru/monitoring-gnezd-belogo-aista.html
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 15
Species: 1
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Shamina, E.Yu. (2016). [The results of the monitoring of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2016]. Moskovka, 24: 3–6.
Shamina, E.Yu., Shamin, M.S., Andreeva, E.I. (2015). [The results of the monitoring of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2015]. Moskovka, 22: 3–11.
Shamin, M.S., Shamina, E.Yu. (2014). [The short results of VII International account of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2014]. Moskovka, 20: 15–20.
Shamin, M.S., Shamina, E.Yu. (2014). [Migration of the White Stork]. Moskovka, 20: 64–67.
Contact: Katrina Shamina (Chekulaeva)
mobirds@mail.ru

Serbia

Name of scheme: Monitoring obicnih vrsta – MOV (Common Birds Monitoring)
Website: http://www.ptica.org/
Organisation: League for Ornithological Action of Serbia
Status: finished
Start: 2010
Number of fieldworkers: 1
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Dragan Simic

Slovakia

Name of scheme: Monitoring of dispersed bird species in Slovakia (Monitoring of breeding bird populations in Slovakia)
Website: http://www.vtaky.sk/index.php?page=p16
Organisation: Slovak ornithological society/BirdLife Slovakia
Status: ongoing
Start: 1994
Number of fieldworkers: 46
Species: 100
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Slabeyová, K., Ridzoň, J., & Kropil, R. (2009): Trendy početnosti bežných druhov vtákov na Slovensku v rokoch 2005-2009. Tichodroma 21: 1-13. (abstract in English)
Contact: Jozef Ridzoň
SOS/BirdLife Slovensko, Zelinárska 4, 821 08 Bratislava
ridzon@vtaky.sk

Slovenia

Name of scheme: Slovene monitoring of common farmland birds (Slovenski monitoring pogostih ptic kmetijske krajine)
Website: http://ptice.si/naravovarstvo-in-raziskave/monitoringi/sipkk/
Organisation: DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 30
Species: 29
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: startified non-random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Latest report 2017.
Contact: Primož Kmecl
DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia, Trzaska cesta 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
primoz.kmecl@dopps.si

Spain

Name of scheme: Common Breeding Bird Monitoring Scheme („SACRE“)
Website: http://www.seo.org/sacre
Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: ongoing
Start: 1996
Number of fieldworkers: 1020
Species: 200
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: partial
Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Older report in Spanish
Contact: Virginia Escandell
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
vescandell@seo.org
Juan Carlos del Moral
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
jcdelmoral@seo.org
Name of scheme: Seguiment dels Ocells Comuns de Catalunya – Catalan Common Bird Survey (SOCC)
Website: http://www.ornitologia.org/ca/quefem/monitoratge/seguiment/socc/index.html
Organisation: Catalan Ornithological Institute
Status: ongoing
Start: 2002
Number of fieldworkers: 300
Species: 140
Habitats record: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Setzè informe del Programa de Seguiment d´Ocells Comuns a Catalunya (SOCC).Institut Català d´Ornitologia. Barcelona.
Contact: Sergi Herrando
Catalan Ornithological Institute, Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
ornitologia@ornitologia.org
Marc Anton
Catalan Ornithological Institute, Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Lluís Brotons
Catalan Ornithological Institute, Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Name of scheme: Owls and Nightjars Breeding Monitoring Scheme („NOCTUA“)
Website: http://www.seo.org/noctua
Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: ongoing
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 568
Species: 8
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Older report in Spanish.
Contact: Virginia Escandell
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
vescandell@seo.org
Juan Carlos del Moral
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
jcdelmoral@seo.org
Name of scheme: Wintering Bird Monitoring Scheme („SACIN“)
Website: http://www.seo.org/sacin
Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: ongoing
Start: 2008
Number of fieldworkers: 762
Species: 180
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Older report in Spanish.
Contact: Virginia Escandell
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
vescandell@seo.org
Juan Carlos del Moral
Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain
jcdelmoral@seo.org

Sweden

Name of scheme: Swedish Breeding Bird Survey (“summer point counts”)
Website: http://www.fageltaxering.lu.se/
Organisation: Dept. of Biology, Lund University
Status: ongoing
Start: 1975
Number of fieldworkers: 165
Species: 140
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Åke Lindström
Dept. of Biology, University of Lund, Ecology Building, S-22362 Lund
ake.lindstrom@biol.lu.se
Name of scheme: Swedish Breeding Bird Survey (“fixed routes”)
Website: http://www.fageltaxering.lu.se/
Organisation: Dept. of Biology, Lund University
Status: ongoing
Start: 1996
Number of fieldworkers: 250
Species: 180
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: systematic
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Ottvall, R., Green, M., Lindström, Å., Svensson, S., Esseen, P.-A. and Marklund, L. (2008): Distribution and habitat selection of Ortolan Bunting in Sweden. Ornis Svecica 18: 3-16.
Contact: Åke Lindström
Dept. of Biology, University of Lund, Ecology Building, S-22362 Lund
ake.lindstrom@biol.lu.se
Name of scheme: Swedish Breeding Bird Census
Organisation: Dept. of Biology, Lund University
Status: finished
Start: 1969
Number of fieldworkers: 200
Species: 100
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Åke Lindström
Dept. of Biology, University of Lund, Ecology Building, S-22362 Lund
ake.lindstrom@biol.lu.se
Name of scheme: Swedish Breeding Bird Survey (“night routes”)
Organisation: Dept. of Biology, Lund University
Status: ongoing
Start: 2010
Number of fieldworkers: 110
Species: 30
Habitats record: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: systematic
Sustainable support: yes
Contact: Åke Lindström
Dept. of Biology, University of Lund, Ecology Building, S-22362 Lund
ake.lindstrom@biol.lu.se

Ukraine

Name of scheme: Monitoring of birds on the west of Ukraine (West-Ukrainian Ornithological Society and Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds); Regional ornithological monitoring (ROM) on the south of Ukraine (the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station)
Organisation: Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, West-Ukrainian Ornithological Society, Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station
Status: ongoing
Start: 1980
Number of fieldworkers: 20
Species: 70
Habitats record: yes
Methods: complete counts
line transects
point counts
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: no
Contact: Igor Gorban
Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, P. O. Box 33, Kyiv 01103, Ukraine
ihorban@yahoo.com

United Kingdom

Name of scheme: Breeding Bird Survey
Website: http://www.bto.org/bbs
Organisation: British Trust for Ornithology
Status: ongoing
Start: 1994
Number of fieldworkers: 2800
Species: 111
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Gillings, S., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Balmer, D.E., Procter, D., PearceHiggins, J.W. & Woodcock, P. 2018. The Breeding Bird Survey 2017. BTO Research Report 706 British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.
Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Balmer, D.E., Noble, D.G., Musgrove, A.J., Gillings, S., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2017: The Breeding Bird Survey BTO Research Report 673. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.
Breeding Bird Surveys 1994-2017
Contact: Sarah Harris
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK
sarah.harris@bto.org
Name of scheme: Waterways Breeding Bird Survey
Website: http://www.bto.org/wbbs
Organisation: British Trust for Ornithology
Status: ongoing
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 260
Species: 82
Habitats record: yes
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: random
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Gillings, S., Eaton, M.A., Noble, D.G., Balmer, D.E., Procter, D., PearceHiggins, J.W. & Woodcock, P. 2018. The Breeding Bird Survey 2017. BTO Research Report 706 British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.
Contact: Sarah Harris
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU, UK
wbbs@bto.org
Name of scheme: Heronries Census
Website: http://www.bto.org/about-birds/birdtrends/2015/methods/heronries-census
Organisation: British Trust for Ornithology
Status: ongoing
Start: 1928
Number of fieldworkers: 550
Species: 3
Habitats record: yes
Methods: other
Selection of plots: other
Sustainable support: no
Reference: Marchant, J.H., Freeman, S.N., Crick, H.Q.P. & Beaven, L.P. (2004): The BTO Heronries Census of England and Wales 1928-2000: new indices and a comparison of analytical methods. Ibis 146: 323-334.
Contact: Ian Woodward
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU, UK
herons@bto.org
Name of scheme: Waterways Bird Survey
Website: http://www.bto.org/about-birds/birdtrends/2015/methods/waterways-bird-survey-waterways-breeding-bird-survey
Organisation: British Trust for Ornithology
Status: finished
Start: 1974
End: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 110
Species: 24
Habitats record: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes
Reference: Marchant, J.H., Hudson, R., Carter, S.P. & Whittington, P.A. (1990): Population trends in British breeding birds. Tring, BTO/NCC.
Contact: Dawn Balmer
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK
dawn.balmer@bto.org

How are the birds doing in Europe

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

Source of the data: EBCC/BirdLife/RSPB/CSO

Eurasian Tree Sparrow populations showed moderate decline in the 1980s and 1990s mainly due to agriculture intensification. So did also its more common relative House Sparrow. However more recently both species have been stable.

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Source of the data: EBCC/BirdLife/RSPB/CSO

The wild bird indicator also includes wetland species, such as Common Snipe which has been moderately declining. However, the species has an extremly large range and its population size is also large so the species is evaluated as Least Concern under the IUCN criterias.

Sardinian Warbler

Sylvia melanocephala

Source of the data: EBCC/BirdLife/RSPB/CSO

The population of Sardinian Warbler is stable. This is one of the most generalist Mediterranean warblers, present in many types of warm habitats. The species' ecological flexibility could explain their population dynamics in changing Mediterranean landscapes. It benefits from land abandonment, recolonises burnt areas just a few years after fire and has adapted to urbanised environments much better than other warblers.

News

PECBMS has a new coordinator

December 11, 2018

Since October 2018 PanEuropean Common Bird Monitoring Scheme is coordinated by Eva Šilarová. To introduce Eva we asked her to tell us more about herself.

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Bird Atlas of the Netherlands

November 30, 2018

The Dutch Bird Atlas has been published in November, 2018. It describes distribution, numbers and 40 years of population change of all breeding and wintering birds in the Netherlands.

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Swiss Breeding Bird Atlas 2013–2016

November 29, 2018

During four years, more than 2000 volunteers were out in the field documenting the bird populations of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Their effort has resulted in a unique overview of the distribution and current state of birds breeding in this area.

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