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European indicators used in FAO´s report

European common bird indicators produced by the PECBMS were used in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report: The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture.

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What is new in 2018 data update?

The number of species published and the countries contributing to the PECBMS in 2018 remained the same as the last year. However, several news in data presentation appeared as species indices are presented in graphs including their lower and upper confidence limits for the time periods from 1980 onwards.

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Trends of common birds in Europe, 2018 update

This report presents an updated population trends and indices of 170 common European bird species for the time period 1980-2016 that have been produced by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) in 2018. The species trends presented are for long time period (from 1980 onwards until 2016) and for last ten years (2007-2016).

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PECBMS has a new coordinator

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

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

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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