Why do the national farmland bird indicators of PECBMS differ from the national farmland bird indicators used in my country?
The national farmland bird indicators produced by PECBMS to contribute to EU´s Structural Indicators and Indicators of Sustainable Development, are based on PECBMS European species classification. Countries however also produce their own bird indicators, designed for other policy purposes. For example, EU countries produce farmland bird indicators for EC Regulation on Rural Development Plans (No 1698/2005). Such national indicators can be based on a species classification system developed for that particular purpose and can therefore, in some cases, differ a bit from those on the Eurostat website. When interpreting an indicator, one should always pay attention to the purpose for which it is designed.
Learn more about PECBMS European species classification in Methods, chapter 3., Multispecies indicators.
Check national farmland bird indicators produced by PECBMS on the Eurostat website.