Acknowledgements

Above all, we thank many skilled volunteer counters who have been collecting species count data year by year in the field.

Special thanks go to the data providers & organisations that are responsible for national data collection and analysis, and provide us with valuable advises and various support for the last update (listed alphabetically by countries and surnames):

Benjamin Seaman, Norbert Teufelbauer (Austria), Antoine Derouaux, Alain Paquet, Jean-Yves Paquet, Anne Weiserbs (Belgium), Iordan Hristov, Georgi Popgeorgiev (Bulgaria), Martin Hellicar, Derek Pomeroy (Cyprus), Zdeněk Vermouzek (Czech Republic), Malou Fenger, Michael Fink Jørgensen, Timme Nyegaard, (Denmark), Renno Nellis, Hannes Pehlak (Estonia), Juha Honkala, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Päivi Sirkiä, Risto A. Väisänen (Finland), Diane Gonzalez, Frédéric Jiguet (France), Malte Busch, Martin Flade, Christoph Grüneberg, Johannes Schwarz, Sven Trautmann (Germany), Theodoros Kominos, Aris Manolopoulos, Danae Portolou (Greece), Zoltán Görögh, Károly Nagy, Zsolt Nagy, Tibor Szép (Hungary), Simonetta Cutini, Elisabetta de Carli & Laura Silva (Italy), Ainārs Auniņš, Oskars Keišs, Ieva Mārdega (Latvia), Petras Kurlavičius, Renata Mackevičienė (Lithuania), Gilles Biver (Luxembourg), Arjan Boele, Joost van Bruggen, Kees Koffijberg, Tom van der Meij, Wolf Teunissen, Chris van Turnhout, Jan-Willem Vergeer (Netherlands), Magne Husby, John Atle Kålås, Roald Vang (Norway), Tomasz Chodkiewicz, Przemysław Chylarecki, Grzegorz Neubauer (Poland) , Julieta Costa, Isabel Fagundes, Ana Leal, Domingos Leitão, Ricardo Martins, Ana Teresa Marques, Ana Meirinho, António Rosa, Hugo Sampaio (Portugal), Dick Coombes, Olivia Crowe, David Tierney (Republic of Ireland), Cristian Domşa, Ede Gábos, Zoltán D. Szabó, Judit Veres-Szászka (Romania), Jozef Ridzoň, Katarína Slabeyová, Ján Topercer (Slovakia), Jernej Figelj, Primož Kmecl (Slovenia), Marc Anton, Virginia Escandell, Emilio Escudero, Sergi Herrando, Juan Carlos del Moral (Spain), Martin Green, Åke Lindström (Sweden), Thomas Sattler, Hans Schmid, Martin Spiess (Switzerland), Sarah Harris, Dario Massimino, David Noble (United Kingdom).

We are very grateful to Arco van Strien, Adriaan Gmelig Meyling and Thomas van der Meij (all from Statistics Netherlands) who developed a tool for calculation of indices and trends and provided an assistance with a computation procedure.

We thank members of the PECBMS Steering and Technical Group – Richard D. Gregory (RSPB), Ruud P. B. Foppen (SOVON), David G. Noble (BTO), Iván Ramírez (Birdlife International), and Zdeněk Vermouzek (CSO) – for valuable comments and help with data collation and analysis.

Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme is a joint initiative of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) and BirdLife International. Since its beginning in 2002, the PECBMS project has been supported by the the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB, the BirdLife International Partner in the UK). Since January 2006 the project has been funded by the European Commission as well.

Other important partners of the project are: Statistics Netherlands, Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO, BirdLife Partner in the Czech Republic), British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Dutch Organisation for Field Ornithology (SOVON), and others.

 

In the past national data collected and analysed, and provided us with valuable advises and various support (listed alphabetically by countries and surnames):

Tomáš Telenský helped very much with old web presentation (Czech republic)