Name of scheme: Πρόγραμμα Παρακολούθησης των Κοινών Ειδών Πουλιών της Ελλάδας – Hellenic Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (HCBMS)
Organisation: Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007
Number of fieldworkers: 122
Species: 233
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Website: and
National indicators: Common Bird Index, Farmland Bird Index, Forest Bird Index
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, e-mail: dportolou (at)

Indicators produced are used as official indicators in the country: yes