Data access policy

Rules for using PECBMS data

PECBMS is happy to see the data have been used by external scientists for research purposes or for other publications, however we recommend always to contact the PECBMS coordination unit in advance in order to avoid misinterpretation of data presented on the web site.

Indices and trends for 170 European bird species and set of main indicators for Europe and EU are now freely available for download in Excel sheets (Data provision and co-authorship policies applies).

When using the data we would be grateful if you could please acknowledge the data source as: ‚EBCC/BirdLife/RSPB/CSO‘.

We appreciate you help us to keep evidence of usage of our results. For this purpose, please fill in the simple registration form after you download the data files.

Download European species indices and trends till 2015

Download the latest European and EU indicators till 2015

We recommend to read the rules of using the PECBMS outputs which are stated in our Data Access And Co-authorship Policy.

Please, note that the data is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 and is governed by applicable copyright law (Creative Commons Legal Code). Creative Commons. January 9, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2010.

Note: We recommend cautious interpretation of year by year changes in the index values and in the indicators values. Readers should also pay attention to species legend and lists of species and countries. 

For any use of the PECBMS results we strongly recommend to consult PECBMS coordination unit.  

For more information, contact project manager Petr Voříšek on EuroMonitoring@birdlife.cz.