Useful reading

Important and useful reading on monitoring

Bennun, L. et Howell, K. (2002): Birds. In: Davies G. et Hoffmann M. [eds.]: African Forest biodiversity: a field survey manual for vertebrates. Earthwatch, Europe.Bibby, C.J., Burgess, N.D. et Hill, D.A. (2000): Bird Census Techniques. Academic Press, London, 2nd edition.

Bibby, C., Jones, M., Marsden, S. (1998): Expedition Field TechniquesBird Surveys. Expedition Advisory Centre, Royal Geographical Society, LondonPDF

Buckland, S.T., Anderson, D.R., Burnham, K.P., Laake, J.L. et Borchers, D.L. (2001): Introduction to Distance sampling: estimating abundance of biological populations. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Conway, C.J. (2003): Stanardized North American marshbird monitoring protocols. U.S. geological Survey, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Gibbons, D.W. et Gregory, R.D. (2005): Birds. In: Sutherland W.J. [ed.]: Ecological Census Techniques: a handbook. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2nd edition.

Gilbert, G., Gibbons, D.W. et Evans, J. (1998): Bird Monitoring Methods – a manual of techniques for key UK species. RSPB, Sandy.

Greenwood, J.J.D. (2005): Basic techniques. In: Sutherland W.J. [ed.]: Ecological Census Techniques: a handbook. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2nd edition.

Gregory, R.D., Gibbons, D.W. et Donald, P.F. (2004): Bird census and survey techniques. In: Sutherland W.J., Newton I. et Green R. E. [eds.]: Bird Ecology and Conservation; a Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 17-56PDF

Javed, S. et Kaul, R. (2002): Field methods for bird surveys. Bombay Natural History Society, Deparment of Wildlife Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University and World Pheasant Association, New Delhi India.

Komdeur, J., Bertelsen, J. et Cracknell, G. (1992): Manual for aeroplane and ship surveys of waterfowl and seabirds. IWRB Special Publication 19. Slimbridge, U.K.

Koskimies, P. et Väisänen, R.A. [eds.] (1991): Monitoring Bird Populations. – Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki.

Lehikoinen, A., Brotons,  L., Calladine, J., Campedelli, T., Escandell, V., Flousek, J., Grueneberg, Ch., Haas, F., Harris, S., Herrando, S., Husby,  M., Jiguet,  F., Kalas, J. A., Lindstrom, A., Lorrilliere,  R., Molina, B., Pladevall, C., Calvi, G.,  Sattler, T., Schmid, H., Sirkiä, P. M., Teufelbauer, N., Trautmann, S. (2019): Declining population trends of European mountain birds. Global Change Biology25(2), 577-588.

Steinkamp, M., Peterjohn, H., Bryd, V., Carter, H. et Lowe, R. (2003): Breeding season survey techniques for seabirds and colonial waterbirds throughout North America PDF

Underhill, L. et Gibbons, D. (2002): Mapping and monitoring bird populations; their conservation uses. In: Norris K. et Pain D. [eds.]: Conserving bird biodiversity; general principles and their application. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 34-60.

van Strien, A. J., Soldaat, L. L., Gregory, R. D. (2011): Desirable mathematical properties of indicators for biodiversity changeEcological Indicators 14: 202-208. PDF

Voříšek, P., Klvaňová, A., Wotton, S. and R. D. Gregory 2008: A best practice guide for wild bird monitoring schemes. First edition. RSPB/CSO. PDF (14 MB).

Walsh, P. M., Halley, D. J., Harris, M. P., del Nevo, A., Sim, I. M. W. et Tasker, M. L. (1995): Seabird Monitoring Handbook for Britain and Ireland– JNCC, Peterborough.

Wiens, J. A. (2009): Is ´monitoring´a dirty word? – Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2009: 40/2PDF

The proceedings of EBCC conferences

The proceedings also contain numerous useful references. Some of the most recent are:

conference 2016 – Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the EBCC. Bird Numbers 2016: Birds in a changing world. Die Vogelwelt 2017/137 – 1, 2. Download the Proceedings of the conference in Heft 1 in pdf (in English, 38,1 MB) and Heft 2 in pdf (in English, 26,4 MB).

conference 2010 – Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the EBCC. Bird Numbers 2010: Monitoring, indicators and targets. Ardeola 2010/57 (2). link to PDFs (additional papers in Bird Census News 2010/23)

conference 2007 – Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the EBCC in Chiavenna, Italy: Bird Numbers 2007: Monitoring for Conservation and Management. Avocetta 2009/37.

conference 2001 – Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the EBCC. Bird Numbers 2001: Monitoring for Nature Conservation. Ornis Hungarica 2003/12-13. link to PDFslink 2