Name of scheme: Mindennapi Madaraink Monitoringja, MMM (Monitoring of our common birds)

Organisation: MME BirdLife Hungary
Status: ongoing
Start: 1999
Number of fieldworkers: 1000
Species: 420 (indices and trends for 111 breeding species and 54 wintering species)
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified semirandom
Sustainable support: no


Szép T., Nagy K., Nagy Zs., Halmos G. (2012): Population trends of common breeding and wintering birds in Hungary, decline of long-distance migrant and farmland birds during 1999-2012. Ornis Hungarica 20(2): 13-63.

Szép, T. and Gibbons, D. (2000): Monitoring of common breeding birds in Hungary using a randomised sampling design. The Ring 22: 45-55.

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index HU, Forest Bird Index HU

Contact: Tibor Szép, University of Nyíregyháza, Sóstói út 31/B, H-4400 Nyíregyháza, e-mail: & Károly Nagy, MME BirdLife Hungary Monitoring Centre, P. O. Box 286, H-4401 Nyiregyháza, Hungary, e-mail:

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