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A new version of the EBP viewer has been launched

This new version of the viewer has been updated with 40 million new bird records collected in 2016 and now shows animated all-year round maps of 105 bird species for a period of seven years, ensuring that the EBP maintains its position as the largest and most dynamic citizen science biodiversity data flow in Europe.

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EBCC Board decides on avian species list

All supra-national projects coordinated by EBCC, especially EBBA2, EuroBirdPortal and PECBMS, require binding decisions on the taxonomy and nomenclature employed for the birds. This demands a classification system that is standardized, trustworthy and globally accepted, and is also likely to stand the test of time. Since the publication of the first European bird atlas in 1997, many new insights on species- and higher-level taxonomic relationships have emerged, making a change of the species list necessary. After an information gathering process, the Board had to decide on one of the two classification systems that appeared most transparent and robust in their taxonomic decisions (IOC and BirdLife/HBW). Continue reading EBCC Board decides on avian species list

Latest update of European wild bird indicators confirms continued decline of farmland birds

The latest data on European common birds, brought together by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS), shows a continued decline of European farmland birds. While the common forest birds are more or less stable over the last 10-15 years, the farmland birds show a staggering decline of 55% since 1980.

Common Farmland Bird Indicator, Europe, 2017 update

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Trends of common birds in Europe, 2017 update

This report presents an updated population trends and indices of 170 common European bird species for the time period 1980-2015 that have been produced by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) in 2017. The species trends presented are for long time period (from 1980 onwards until 2015) and for last ten years (2006-2015).
Updated common bird indicators for Europe, EU and their regions for the same time period can be found in a special report.

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European wild bird indicators, 2017 update

The Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) presents a set of updated European wild bird indicators for the time period 1980-2015. The indicators are computed for Europe and its regions (West, North, Central & East and South Europe), and EU, New and Old EU states for common farmland, common forest, and all common birds. Both single European and BioGeo regional species habitat classification are used to assess if each bird species belongs to farmland, forest or other indicator.

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Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme

Project goal

The main goal of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) is to use common birds as indicators of the general state of nature using large-scale and long-term monitoring data on changes in breeding populations across Europe.

PECBMS aims are to:

  • collect data on European common bird species from national monitoring schemes and calculate European common bird indices and indicators
  • make European common bird indices and indicators available to the policy makers and promote then to public too
  • in cooperation with scietists, explore the forces driving changes in populations of common birds in Europe
  • assist to national monitoring scheme coordinators with various tasks related to monitoring methods or data calculation
  • create and keep active network of national monitoring scheme coordinators and other experts on monitoring cooperating with the PECBMS project

Why it is important to monitore common birds in Europe?

Birds are good indicators of the health of the environment and can indicate its sustainability.

Monitoring is a critical requirement in assessing the environmental policy process and effectiveness of various conservation measures and is required under various international treaties, including EU directives.

Many patterns of land use and development are affected by EU policies and it is important to measure their sustainability across Europe, including their impact on the accession countries to the EU.

Blue Tit, photo Tomáš Bělka ( Yellowhammer, photo Tomáš Bělka (

Common birds are good as indicators as they are widespread, relatively easy to identify and count, sensitive to land use and climate change, and are popular at the public. Photo by Tomáš Bělka (

Project partners and supporters

The Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme project has commenced in January 2002 as a joint initiative of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) and the BirdLife International.

Since its beginning in 2002, the PECBMS project has been supported by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB, the BirdLife International Partner in the UK). Since January 2006, the project had been funded by the European Commission as well.

Other important partners are Statistics Netherlands, Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO, BirdLife International Partner in the Czech Republic), British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Dutch Organisation for Field Ornithology (SOVON), and others.

How PECBMS works

PECBMS applies quite unique way of work – see the scheme below.


Project is coordinated by central coordination unit which communicates with national coordinators who run the monitoring schemes in their countries. However, counting bird in the field is performed by the volunteer counters in the countries.

PECBMS coordination unit is based at the Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO) in Prague, the Czech Republic. The unit collects national indices, produces European indices and indicators, prepares outputs for publication, communicates outputs to the public, policy makers and scientists.

Statistics Netherlands, represented by Arco van Strien, Tom van der Meij and Adriaan Gmeling Meiling, develop tools used by the PECBMS coordinators for data management and controls, and a tool for calculation of supranational indices and trends. They also provide an assistance to the PECBMS coordinators with a computation procedure. They created the programmes used by coordinators for the computation of national indices and trends (TRIM and BirdSTATs) too.

Project Steering and Technical group oversees overall performance. The group has currently 6 members who work on voluntary basis: Richard Gregory (RSPB), Arco Van Strien (Statistics Netherlands), Ruud Foppen (SOVON), David Noble (BTO), Iván Ramírez (Birdlife International) and Zdeněk Vermouzek (CSO).

Furthermore, other individuals and organisations from each country are involved in the PECBMS network. We aim each country has a representative in the PECBMS network. Currently, more than 180 individuals from more then 45 countries are on our contact list.

Eurasian Collared-dove, photo Tomáš Bělka ( Eurasian Tree Sparrow, photo Tomáš Bělka (

 Birds are better known than most other taxa. There are masses of information available on common birds and for long-time series. Data are realistic and inexpensive to collect, analyse and report, and methods of survey and analysis are proven by long-lasting monitoring schemes. Photo by Tomáš Bělka (

What data we use

PECBMS collects national data from already existing large-scale monitoring monitoring schemes in European countries which are based on fieldwork of volunteers and which have standardized methodology and formal design. The countries deliver national species indices and trends with standard errors instead of raw count data. The programme TRIM is standardly used for computation of national indices and trends.

More information on methods and national trends is in the Methods.

Currently, 28 countries contribute with data to the PECBMS: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

28 European countries contributing with data to the PECBMS in 2017.

PECBMS outputs

Common bird species indices and trends

PECBMS combines national species indices in supra-national indices for individual species for Europe, EU and their regions (New and Old EU, and West, South, North and Central & East Europe). All indices are annually updated but only European species indices and trends are published – see the latest update.

Computation procedure is described in the Methods.

Example of European indices of three species characteristic for farmland, forest and other habitat type.

Common bird indicators (multi-species composite indices)

PECBMS produces indicators for Europe, EU and their regions (New and Old EU, and West, South, North and Central & East Europe). All indicators are annually updated and published – see the latest update.

More details on the indicators and species selection can be found in the Methods.

Latest version of three main European indicators for common farmland, common forest and all common bird species. The numbers in parentheses show the numbers of species in each indicator.

Use of our outputs

In policy and environmental protection

The PECBMS indicators has been accepted as the biodiversity indicators for EU´s Structural Indicator and Indicators of Sustainable Development of the EU. National versions of the Farmland bird indicators have been also approved as the indicators for a Regulation in EU´s Rural Development Plans (Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005).

The indicators have been used by other international institutions e.g Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), or European Environment Agency (EEA), and have been also included in Living Planet Index (LPI).

More information in Use of PECBMS results.

In science

The PECBMS results has been widely used in scientific research. Till today, 19 papers has been published which cover various topics such as development of bird indicators in general, exploration of driving forces laying behind farmland or forest bird population trends, development of climate change indicator, investigation of the land-use change and its impact to farmland birds.

Download some papers which are based on the PECBMS data in Use of PECBMS results.

Based on the PECBMS data, a Climate Change Indicator has been created and it confirms that population of bird species which are predicted to be possitively influenced by climate change are already increasing, while population of species which are predicted to be negatively affected by climate change are already declining.

Rules of using the PECBMS outputs

The PECBMS is willing to provide the outputs for publication in the brochures or reports, and for the scientific research to other organisation or universities. However, the rules of using the PECBMS outputs are stated in our Data Access Policy.

For any reason of data usage, we appreciate you always contact PECBMS project coordinator or manager with your request.

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, photo Tomáš Bělka ( Northern Lapwing, Photo Tomáš Bělka (
Birds are very useful to raise awareness of biodiversity issues. They can, in some circumstances at least, faithfully reflect trends in other biodiversity. Photo by Tomáš Bělka (

Other activities

Consulting activities

We assist to our co-workers and others with establishing new national monitoring schemes or improving the existing schemes. We provide advises and assistance on various methodological issues, advise how to manage the count data and how to analyse them.

PECBMS workshops

Regularly once per three years we organise workshop where all national scheme coordinators and other co-workers meet, share experiences and discuss the future development of the project.

Last PECBMS workshop was held in November 2015. Photo by Vojtěch Brlík.


  • PECBMS common bird species indices, trends and indicators are regularly published on the EBCC website – see the latest species trends and indicators.
  • We regularly publish our results in brochures (in 2005, 2007, 2008), or in leaflets (in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015).
  • Valuable advises on how to plan a monitoring scheme can be found in the Best Practice Guide. This rather thin book has been written by a group of co-authors and can give to reader various information and examples in several case studies useful for setting up a sustainable and well organised monitoring scheme.

Download all publications in our Archive.

Latest PECBMS leaflet introduces the trends of 169 common European birds and main European indicators. Download the leaflet in PDF.

Future plans

  • increase species coverage and number of countries contributing with the data
  • produce habitat specific species trends
  • produce indicators for other habitat types (inland wetlands, boreal forest, urban habitat etc.)
  • continue in using our data in scientific research and explore driving forces laying behind the trends in particular habitats or sites
  • continue in helping countries to improve existing monitoring schemes and to set new ones in countries with no sustainable monitoring at all
  • enhance usage of our outputs in policy and nature protection.

Rough-legged Buzzard, photo Tomáš Bělka ( White-throated Dipper, photo Tomáš Bělka (
In future we strive for to add new species on our list and produce indices and trends for rarer species or species covered by dedicated special monitoring schemes such as raptors, wetland birds or night birds. Photo by Tomáš Bělka (


Project manager: Petr Voříšek, e-mail:

Project coordinator: Eva Šilarová, e-mail:

Technical assistant: Alena Klvaňová, e-mail:

Research officer: Anna Gamero, e-mail:

All based at Czech Society for Ornithology, Na Bělidle 34, CZ-150 00 Prague 5, Czech Republic, phone +420 257 212 465.

Project supervisor: Richard Gregory, Head of Species Monitoring & Research, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, SG19 2DL, Sandy, e-mail:


Board and ExCo meetings

Board and ExCo meetings

In order to constantly improve collaboration within the EBCC network, to strengthen the contact with all national delegates, and to clarify their role within EBCC, the delegates should regularly be provided with topical information. Among other things, this may include updates on EBCC contacts, general information on EBCC work and a “things to do as a delegate” list. Short captions of these points can already be found on this webpage. What was lacking so far was an overview of the activities of the Board and the topics currently under discussion in EBCC Board meetings. The posting of the EBCC Board minutes will close this gap and hopefully provide a thorough insight into EBCC’s work and profile.

Chairman´s report

Report for September 2013 – September 2016

Annual General Meetings (previously called Board Meetings)

Agendas of Board Meetings (previously called ExCo Meetings)

Bird Census News in pdf-format

Contents of the issues
1998 – 2017 of BCN

Years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Year 1998

1998 11 1 2-3 The new EBCC Executive Commitee 1998-2001 EBCC Europe
1998 11 1 4-14 A new handbook about distribution, numbers and population changes of Finnish breeding birds. Risto Väisänen, Esa Lammi & Peter Koskimies Finland
1998 11 1 15-20 Owls of the karst plateau Dobrovlje in Central Slovenia Milan Vogrin Slovenia
1998 11 1 21-23 Monitoring of Common Breeding Birds in Spain (SACRE Programma). Juan Carlos del Moral, Francisco Purroy & SEO-BirdLife Spain
1998 11 1 24-33 Books and Journals EBCC Europe
1998 11 1 34-35 Minutes of the EBCC Board Meeting, 27.03.1998, Cottbus, Germany. Ward Hagemeijer Europe
1998 11 1 36-41 Report of the EBCC Executive Committee for the period September 1995-March 1998. EBCC Europe


1998 11 2 42-45 Pan-European breeding bird monitoring. David W. Gibbons Europe
1998 11 2 46-49 A pilot study on Euromonitoring. Arco van Strien & Jeroen Pannekoek Europe
1998 11 2 50-52 Monitoring of terrestrial birds in Norway: two programs. Magne Husby & J. Kalas Norway
1998 11 2 53-77 The breeding birds of Greece: a summary. George Handrinos & Filios Akriotis Greece
1998 11 2 78-80 Books and Journals EBCC Europe



Year 1999

1999 12 1 2-3 Bird Numbers 2001 EBCC Europe
1999 12 1 4-27 The atlas of wintering birds in the Baixo Alentejo (Portugal). Gonçalo Elias, Luis Reino, Tiago Silva, Ricardo Tomé & Pedro Geraldes Portugal
1999 12 1 28-37 Books and Journals EBCC Europe


1999 12 2 38-51 Monitoring of common breeding birds (MMM) in Hungary using a randomised sampling design, EBCC pilot project. Tibor Szep & David W. Gibbons Hungary
1999 12 2 52-62 Owl census in sample plots near Metriena and Laudona, Eastern Latvia. Andris Avotins Latvia
1999 12 2 63-65 Books and Journals EBCC Europe



Year 2000

2000 13 1-2 1-198 Special volume: Parnu Proceedings to be published in 2004 EBCC Europe



Year 2001

2001 14 1 2-11 Atlas of breeding birds in the Giant/Krkonose Mts. (Czech Republic/Poland) in 1991-1994 Jiri Flousek & Bozena Gramsz Czech Republic
2001 14 1 12-13 The new Atlas of Breeding Birds in Flanders, 2000-2003: structure, objectives and method Glenn Vermeersch Belgium
2001 14 1 14-15 The southern taiga region of the Chylum river basin (W. Siberia) as an international Important Bird Area. T. Blinova, M. Mukhacheva & A. Kudryvtsev Russia
2001 14 1 16-17 A new Trim version Arco Van Strien Europe


2001 14 2 18-19 The EBCC Executive Committee 2001-2004 EBCC Europe
2001 14 2 20-25 Atlas and Monitoring news from Denmark Michael Borch Grell Denmark
2001 14 2 26-30 Survey of the farmland birds in the Baltic region: a pilot project Irina Herzon, Jaanus Elts & Zydrunas Preiksa Estonia, Latvia, Lithunania
2001 14 2 31-33 The monitoring of rare (endangered) bird species at the Chylum river (Western Siberia) A. Kudryavtsev, T. Blinova & L. Blinov Russia
2001 14 2 34-44 Minutes of the EBCC Board Meeting, Wednesday 28 March 2001, Bird Numbers Conference 2001, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary. EBCC Europe
2001 14 2 45 Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring project started! Petr Voříšek Europe
2001 14 2 46-49 Birds in Europe II Des Callaghan & David Gibbons Europe
2001 14 2 50-51 Die Vogelwelt 120 Jahrgang 1999 Supplement. Contents of the Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the EBCC in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany 23-31 March 1998. EBCC Europe



Year 2002

2002 15 1 2-21 Turkish Breeding Bird Atlas Pilot Project 2001: Erciyes Mountain and Kayseri Region Esra Per, Aysun Yaºar, Stacy L. Özesmi & Uygar Özesmi Turkey
2002 15 1 22-41 The Effect of Sampling Effort. Duration, Season, Group Size and Experience on Estimating Numbers of Species in a Breeding Bird Atlas. Stacy L. Özesmi, Uygar Özesmi, Arzu Gürsoy & Sancar Bariº Turkey


2002 15 2 42-54 A new project on breeding bird monitoring in Italy Lorenzo Fornasari & Elisabetta de Carli Italy
2002 15 2 55-72 Atlas of the breeding birds of the Netherlands: distribution, numbers and changes Fred Hustings , Jan-Willem Vergeer & Kees Koffieberg The Netherlands
2002 15 2 73-75 Journals and reports EBCC Europe



Year 2003

2003 16 1 2-13 Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Workshop Richard Gregory & Petr Voříšek Europe
2003 16 1 14-40 Review of large-scale generic population monitoring schemes in Europe Petr Voříšek & John Marchant Europe
2003 16 1 40-41 16th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council: announcement Uygar Özesmi Europe


2003 16 2 42-59 Census of breeding birds in the Ponor Mountains, western Bulgaria Stoyan Chavdarov Nikolov & Vassil Petrov Vassilev Bulgaria
2003 16 2 60-64 Monitoring of Mediterranean Gulls Larus melanocephalus by means of colour ringing programmes in the Black Sea and northeastern Mediterranean regions Renaud Flamant, Peter L. Meininger, Vassilis Goutner, Sühendan Karauz Er and Antonina Rudenko Europe
2003 16 2 65-66 Cyprus Breeding Birds Atlas David J. Whaley & Judy C. Dawes Cyprus
2003 16 2 68-72 Journals and reports EBCC Europe



Year 2004

2004 17 1-2 2-4 New Executive Committee of the European Bird Census Council EBCC Europe
2004 17 1-2 5-22 Deriving avian population trends from atlas data in Spain: opportunities and biases at regional scale José María Fernandez & José Antonio Gainzarain Spain
2004 17 1-2 23-29 The Spanish common breeding bird monitoring scheme, Programa SACRE Virginia Escandell Spain
2004 17 1-2 30-34 A new breeding bird atlas in Spain Ramón Martí & Juan Carlos del Moral Spain
2004 17 1-2 35-47 Atlas of the breeding birds in Flanders 2000-2003 Glenn Vermeersch, Anny Anselin, Koen Devos, Marc Herremans, Jan Stevens, Jan Gabriels, Bert Van der Krieken Belgium
2004 17 1-2 48-64 Minutes of the EBCC Board Meeting, Kayseri Turkey, Sept. 2004 Richard Gregory, David Gibbons & Anny Anselin Europe
2004 17 1-2 65-68 Journals and Reports EBCC Europe



Year 2005

2005 18 1 2-11 Recent changes in the Mute Swan, Cygnus olor population status in Ukraine Andrei Rozhok & Valentin Serebryakov Ukraine
2005 18 1 12-18 Birds in Europe 2 – reassessing the conservation status of the continent’s birds Ian Burfield & Frans van Dommel Europe
2005 18 1 19-27 The Catalan Breeding Bird Atlas 1999-2002 Joan Estrada, Vittorio Pedrocchi, Lluís Brotons & Sergi Herrando Spain
2005 18 1 28-29 The Lanius Programme: the follow-up of Andorra’s bird populations Jordi Dalmau i Ausas & Jordi Nicolau i Villa Andorra
2005 18 1 30-38 Report on the workshop “Spatial modelling of large scale bird monitoring data: towards pan-European quantitative distribution maps” Lluís Brotons, Henk Sierdsema & Stewart Newson Europe


2005 18 2 39-40 Journal and Reports EBCC Europe
2005 18 2 42-51 Monitoring breeding bird populations in the Republic of Ireland Olivia Crowe & Dick Coombes Europe
2005 18 2 52-61 Books & Journals EBCC Europe
2005 18 2 62-64 17th International Conference
of the European Bird Census Council
EBCC Europe



Year 2006

2006 19 1 1 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2006 19 1 2-8 The use of new techniques for Breeding Bird Atlas data presentation: combination of qualitative and quantitative information in a three
dimensional space.
Tanyo Michev & Stoyan Nikolov Bulgaria
2006 19 1 9-15 Common Bird Monitoring is up and running in Portugal. Geoff Hilton, Ana Meirinho & Gonçalo Elias Portugal
2006 19 1 16-33 Birdwatching with a purpose in Turkey: Kuºbank- An internet based Bird
Database and Citizen Science Project.
Uygar Özesmi & Esra Per Belgium
2006 19 1 34-36 Starting of farmland bird monitoring in European Russia. Alexander Mischenko Russia
2006 19 1 37-39 Short report of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring workshop in
September 2005.
EBCC Europe
2006 19 1 40-44 Books & Journals EBCC Europe


2006 19 2 45 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2006 19 2 46-52 The third Atlas of Breeding Birds in the Czech Republic. Karel Stastny, Vladimir Bejcek & Karel Hudec Czech republic
2006 19 2 53-57 The Danish IBA Caretaker Project. Thomas Vikström Denmark
2006 19 2 53-57 The Danish IBA Caretaker Project . Thomas Vikström Denmark
2006 19 2 58-62 On the censusing of Tawny owls Strix aluco. Stephen Freeman, Dawn Balmer & Humphrey Crick United Kingdom
2006 19 2 63-68 Corncrake monitoring in European Russia. Alexander Mischenko & Olga Suchanova Russia
2006 19 2 69-82 Atlas of the Breeding and Wintering Birds in Naples City, 2001-2005. Maurizio Fraissinet Italy
2006 19 2 83-84 New project helps to measure the progress towards halting the loss of biodiversity by using birds as indicators. Sylvia Barova Europe
2006 19 2 85-88 The first ever Bulgarian Breeding Bird Atlas. Petar Iankov Bulgaria



Year 2007

2007 20 1 1 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2007 20 1 2-5 European atlasing and monitoring memorised in two decades
of Bird Census News.
Rob Bijlsma Europe
2007 20 1 6-8 The second Estonian Atlas on breeding bird distribution. Jaanus Elts Estonia
2007 20 1 9-29 Voluntary-based Bird Monitoring in Denmark. Michael Grell, Henning Heldbjerg, Timme Nyegaard &
Thomas VikstrØm
2007 20 1 30-35 Monitoring common birds in Flanders: a new step towards an
integrated system.
Glenn Vermeersch, Anny Anselin, Thierry Onkelinx &
Dirk Bauwens
2007 20 1 36-44 EBCC Chairman’s report for the period September 2004 to April 2007. Richard Gregory Europe
2007 20 1 45-47 Minutes of the Board Meeting of the European Bird Census Council,
Chiavenna, Italy, 19th April 2007.
Richard Gregory & Hans-Günther Bauer Europe
2007 20 1 48 The new EBCC Executive Committee 2007-2010. Europe


2007 20 2 49 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2007 20 2 50-56 Review on large-scale generic population monitoring schemes in Europe 2007. Alena Klvaňová & Petr Voříšek Europe
2007 20 2 57-69 Urban Ornithological Atlases in Italy Maurizio Fraissinet & Marco Dinetti Italy
2007 20 2 70-84 A new census of heron and cormorant colonies in Bulgaria (2006). Peter Shurulinkov1, Ivailo Nikolov, Dimitar Demerdzhiev, Kiril Bedev, Hristo Dinkov, Girgina Daskalova, Stoycho
Stoychev, Ivan Hristov, Andrey Ralev
2007 20 2 85-88 Books and news EBCC Europe



Year 2008

2008 21 1 1 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2008 21 1 2-14 Woodpeckers in the Croatian Karst Mountains. Davor Ćiković, Sanja Barišić, Vesna Tutiš & Jelena Kralj Croatia
2008 21 1 15-22 A census of the Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica in Ukraine (2006). Oleksandra Mariusheva & Valentyn Serebryakov Ukraine
2008 21 1 23-27 Breeding birds of small river valleys in Moscow. Oleg Tolstenkov & Dmitri Ochagov Russia
2008 21 1 28-36 Books and news EBCC Europe


2008 21 2 37 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2008 21 2 38-43 The GIS-version of the EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds. Henk Sierdsema Europe
2008 21 2 44-53 Breeding birds of the Inozu Valley in central Turkey. Esra Per & Metin Aktaş Turkey
2008 21 2 54-61 The ADEBAR Project tested in 2006 in the Ith Mountains of the hillside country of Lower Saxony (Germany). Hans Oelke, Ingrid Genzel & Hassan El Balassi Germany
2008 21 2 62-67 Media release: Europe’s farmland birds continue to suffer from agricultural policy. PECBMS Europe
2008 21 2 68-72 Books and news EBCC Europe



Year 2009

2009 22 1 1 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2009 22 1 2-7 The importance of sampling-site data when communicating the results of monitoring schemes: the case of Sergi Herrando & Gabriel Gargallo Spain
2009 22 1 8-22 Results of the first Breeding Atlas for Malta. Andre F. Raine Malta
2009 22 1 23-26 The population status of the Quail, Coturnix coturnix in Ukraine: an update. Vadim Yanenko, Valentin Serebryakov & Sergey Loparev Ukraine
2009 22 1 27-30 Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme Workshop 2009. Jana Škorpilová, Petr Voříšek & Richard Gregory Europe
2009 22 1 31-36 Books & Journals EBCC Europe
2009 22 1 37-40 Bird Numbers 2010, Cáceres, Spain EBCC Europe


2009 22 2 41 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2009 22 2 42-50 Implementation of the Common Bird Monitoring scheme in Luxembourg. Nicolas Titeux, Gilles Biver, Patric Lorgé & Lucien Hoffmann Luxembourg
2009 22 2 51-62 The Latvian breeding bird monitoring scheme: sampling design, methods and first results. Ainars Aunins Latvia
2009 22 2 63-68 The Atlas of the Birds of Moscow City: history, methods and first results. Mikhail Kalyakin & Olga Volzit Russia
2009 22 2 69-75 The SEED Bird Indicators Project: the development of common bird indicators in Eastern Europe. Sylvia Barova Europe
2009 22 2 76-80 Books & Journals EBCC Europe



Year 2010

2010 23 1-2 1-7 Towards a new generation of breeeding bird Atlases: annual Atlases based on site-occupancy models Arco van Strien, Chris van Turnhout & Leo Soldaat Europe
2010 23 1-2 9-20 Checklist programme as a source of data for birds monitoring: designing analysis and model validations to account for unequal spatial and temporal sampling effort Wesley M. Hochachka, Daniel Fink & Steve Kelling North America
2010 23 1-2 21-27 Demographics of the Bonelli´s eagle, Aquila fasciata in Cyprus Nicolaos Kassinis Cyprus
2010 23 1-2 29-40 Use of Species Distribution Modelling based on data from the African Waterbird Census to predict waterbird distribution in Africa and identify gaps in knowledge of distribution Jose Manuel Ochoa-Quintero, Szabolcz Nagy & Stephen Flink Africa
2010 23 1-2 41-47 The distribution of breeding birds in Switzerland in the 1950s compared to the present situation Peter Knaus Switzerland
2010 23 1-2 49-58 Bird species that have significantly changed breeding range on Croatian costal area: comparison of 30 years old data and recent knowledge Ivan Budinski, Antica Čulina, Krešimir Mikulić & Luka Jurinović Croatia
2010 23 1-2 59-69 State of the Breeding Birds in Gediz Delta: Distribution, Abundances, and Changes in Bird population Ortaç Onmuş & Mehmet Siki Turkey
2010 23 1-2 71-77 Abundance and community composition of waterbirds during a yearly cycle in costal wetlands of Friuli Venezia Guilia and Emilia-Romagna (NE Italy), Southern Croatia and Albania Gabriele Facchin, Fabrizio Florit, Lino Casini, Lorenzo Serra, Gvido Piasevoli & Taulant Bino Italy, Croatia, Albania
2010 23 1-2 79-85 How to assess changes in bird distribution between successive atlas projects with different grids and survey coverage Viesturs Ķerus, Ainārs Auniņs, Māris Strazds Latvia
2010 23 1-2 87-97 Developing a national Farmland Bird Index for Austria Norbert Teufebauer & Johannes Frühauf Austria
2010 23 1-2 99-103 Bird monitoring on an urban scale: the case of Brussels Anne Weiserbs & Jean-Yves Paquet Belgium
2010 23 1-2 105-112 Meadow bird monitoring in France nad Russia: first results of comparative researches Joël Broyer, Alexander Mischenko, Olga Sukhanova & Laurence Curtet France, Russia
2010 23 1-2 113-116 Can current data scheme´s in Flanders assess winter impact on Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea numbers? Marc Herremans Belgium
2010 23 1-2 117-123 The history of Belgian bird ringing and its potential for monitoring and migration research Michèle Loneux & Didier Vangeluwe Belgium
2010 23 1-2 125-140 Breeding area, habitats and numbers of Common Snipe in European Russia Yuri Yu. Blokhin Russia
2010 23 1-2 141-143 The Dannish IBA Caretaker Project´s assessment of the conservation status of Dannish IBAs 1980-2010 Anne Eskildsen, Mathias Vogdrup-Schmidt, Timme Nyegaard & Thomas Vikstrøm Denmark



Year 2011

2011 24 1 1 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2011 24 1 2-18 Interpreting census data: the significance of birds heard but not seen in multi-species counts Derek Pomeroy & Thomas Gottschalk Europe
2011 24 1 19-36 Breeding avifauna in the heart of Europe: the Breeding Bird Atlas of Wallonia (Belgium) 2001-2007 Jean-Yves Paquet & Jean-Paul Jacob Belgium
2011 24 1 37-38 Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the European Bird Census Council, Cáceres, Spain, 24th March 2010 Hans-Günther Bauer & Ruud Foppen Europe
2011 24 1 39-40 Books & Journals EBCC Europe


2011 24 2 41 Preface Anny Anselin Belgium
2011 24 2 42-66 An overview of Ornithological Atlases in Italy Maurizio Fraissinet Italy
2011 24 2 67-75 Repeated grid-mapping for 35 years in the region of Bonn, Germany Goetz Rheinwald Germany
2011 24 2 76-80 Books & Journals EBCC Europe



Year 2012

2012 25 1 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Belgium
2012 25 1 3-12 Monitoring an endemic community of terrestrial birds: the Galapagos Islands Breeding Bird Survey (GIBBS) Nivia Luzuriaga, Frédéric Jiguet, Mark Gardener, Sophie Veran & Pierre-Yves Henry Galapagos
2012 25 1 13-16 DOF basen 10 years Timme Nyegaard, Henning Heldbjerg & Steen Brølling Denmark
2012 25 1 17-21 A Bird Atlas of the Kas Kekova Specially Protected Area in Turkey Esra Per & Abdullah Hasbenli Turkey
2012 25 1 22-24 A new Dutch atlas project on the go Chris van Turnhout, Jouke Altenburg & Ruud Foppen Netherlands
2012 25 1 24-25 Atlas III – a new atlas mapping the birds of Denmark 2012-2019 Irina Levinsky, Timme Nyegaard & Thomas Vikstrøm Denmark
2012 25 1 26-29 The Swiss Breeding Bird Atlas 2013-2016 Peter Knaus Switzerland
2012 25 1 30-32 Birds in Sweden – Numbers and distribution (book) Autors Sweden
2012 25 1 32-33 Catalan Winter Bird Atlas 2006-2009 (book) Sergi Herrando Spain
2012 25 1 33 Diurnal raptors of Campania (book) Anny Anselin Italy
2012 25 1 34-35 Successful PECBMS workshop and Birds in Europe launch in Mikulov, Czech Republic, February 2012 Petr Voříšek & Jana Škorpilová, Ian Burfield Europe
2012 25 1 35 19th International Conference of the EBCC, Romania 2013 (announcement) EBCC Europe


2012 25 2 37 Editorial Anny Anselin Belgium
2012 25 2 39-42 Detectability in generic breeding bird monitoring schemes. An overview of the situation in Europe Petr Voříšek & Jana Škorpilová Europe
2012 25 2 43-52 A review of 25 years of mainland winter bird counts in Estonia Jaanus Elts Estonia
2012 25 2 53-57 The first comprehensive Moscow bird atlas Mikhail V. Kalyakin, Olga V. Volzit, Geert Groot Koerkamp Russia
2012 25 2 58-60 Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme workshop 2012 Jana Škorpilová & Petr Voříšek Europe
2012 25 2 61-62 Monitoring population changes of birds in Sweden Åke Lindström Sweden
2012 25 2 62-63 Atlas of birds in winter in Spain 2007-2010 SEO-BirdLife Spain Spain
2012 25 2 64 Atlas of breeding waders in the Russian Arctic E. Lappo, P. Tomkovich & E. Syroechkovski Russia
2012 25 2 64-65 Breeding Birds in the city of Voronezh A. Numerov Russia
2012 25 2 66 Conference in Kiev Autumn 2014 Valentin Serebryakov Ukraine



Year 2013

2013 26 1-2 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Belgium
2013 26 1-2 3-5 EBBA2 — A New European Atlas of Breeding Birds Verena Keller Europe
2013 26 1-2 6-14 The methodology of the new European breeding bird atlas: finding standards across diverse situations Sergi Herrando, Petr Voříšek & Verena Keller Europe
2013 26 1-2 15–24 Bird Atlas 2007-2011: putting the dots on the map and what they tell us Dawn Balmer & Simon Gillings United Kingdom+Ireland
2013 26 1-2 25-30 Swiss Breeding Bird Atlas 2013-2016: preliminary results after two seasons Peter Knaus, Jérôme Guélat, Sylvain Antoniazza & Samuel Wechsler Switzerland
2013 26 1-2 31-35 New Dutch bird atlas. Fieldwork and preparation for analysis in progress Jouke Altenburg Netherlands
2013 26 1-2 36-37 First breeding season of the Danish bird atlas 2014-2017 Irina Levinsky Denmark
2013 26 1-2 38-41 A new breeding bird atlas for Italy 2010-2014 (2015) Roberto Lardelli for Steering group of Italy
2013 26 1-2 42-51 The Atlas of Breeding Birds of European Russia project (ABBER): Early Days Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit Russia
2013 26 1-2 52-54 Participation of Greece in the EBBA2 project – The first Greek Breeding Bird Atlas Danae Portolou & Fran Vargas Greece
2013 26 1-2 55-56 First year of European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (EBBA2) in Macedonia Danka Uzunova & Metodija Velevski Macedonia
2013 26 1-2 57-29 One way to increase the number of volunteers in bird census and atlas work Magne Husby Norway
2013 26 1-2 60-61 Bird Atlas 2007-2011: The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Britain and Ireland Mark Eaton United Kingdom+Ireland
2013 26 1-2 62-63 Turkish Breeding Bird Atlas: Kick-off Meeting in March 2014 Kerem Ali Boyla Turkey
2013 26 1-2 64 In memoriam Andres Kuresoo Anny Anselin Estonia



Year 2014

2014 27 1-2 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Europe
2014 27 1-2 3-10 The EuroBirdPortal (EBP) project Gabriel Gargallo, Stephen Baillie, Ruud Foppen, Hans Schmid Europe
2014 27 1-2 11-16 A common montane bird indicator for North Europe Aleksi Lehikoinen, Martin Green, Magne Husby, John Atle Kålås & Åke Lindström North Europe
2014 27 1-2 17-26 Atlas of German Breeding Birds: 4,000 volunteers from 16 federal states recorded 80 million pairs of breeding birds Kai Gedeon, Christoph Grüneberg, Alexander Mitschke & Christoph Sudfeldt Germany
2014 27 1-2 27-35 Ongoing EBBA2: a first pilot data provision of 50 × 50 km data Sergi Herrando, Petr Voříšek, Martin Kupka, Marc Anton & Verena Keller Europe
2014 27 1-2 36-38 Status for Denmark´s Important Bird Areas (IBA´s) 1960-2012 Malou Fenger, Irina Levinsky, Heidi Thomsen & Thomas Vikstrřm Denmark
2014 27 1–2 39 20th International Conference of EBCC Europe
2014 27 1-2 39 Joint workshops of the Pan European Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) and the 2nd European Breeding Bird Atlas (EBBA2) projects Europe



Year 2015

2015 28 1 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Europe
2015 28 1 3-19 The European Red List of Birds Christina Ieronymidou, Rob Pople, Ian Burfield & Ivan Ramirez Europe
2015 28 1 20-25 Breeding Bird Atlas Project in Serbia Dimitrije Radišić, Draženko Rajković, Milan Ružić, Slobodan Puzović & Uros Pantović Serbia
2015 28 1 26-29 Atlas of breeding birds in Ukraine: contribution to EBBA2 in 2013-2015 Igor Gorban, Tatiana Kuzmenko & Yuriy Strus Ukraine
2015 28 1 30-33 The Hellenic Common Bird Monitoring Scheme Danae Portolou Greece
2015 28 1 34-37 Portuguese seabird atlas: so much sea, so many birds Nuno Baros Portugal
2015 28 1 38-41 Birds of the Giant Mountains — atlas of breeding distribution in 2012-2014 Jiří Flousek Czech Republic
2015 28 1 42-43 EBCC Board and EBBA2 Steering Committee visit Ukraine Martin Kupka & Mark Eaton Ukraine
2015 28 1 43-45 Three initiatives of EBCC meet for the first time in Mikulov on a joint workshop of EBBA2, PECBMS and EDP Marina Kipson Europe


2015 28 2 46 Editorial Anny Anselin Europe
2015 28 2 48-51 The EBCC bringing ornithologists together: a joint workshop planning the future of bird monitoring across Europe Marina Kipson, Jana Škorpilová, Anna Gamero, Alena Klvaňová, Sergi Herrando, Gabriel Gargallo & Petr Voříšek Europe
2015 28 2 52-58 First National Atlas of the Birds of Armenia Karen Aghababyan, Hasmik Ter-Voskanyan, Siranush Tumanyan & Anush Khachatryan Armenia
2015 28 2 59-64 EBBA2 training workshops in 2016 Marina Kipson, Petr Voříšek, Martí Franch, Mikhail Kalyakin, Guille Major, Sergi Herrando, Verena Keller Europe
2015 28 2 65-72 The launch of the Common Farmland Bird Monitoring Scheme in Croatia Vlatka Dumbović Mazal, Luka Basrek & Jelena Kralj Croatia
2015 28 2 73 20th International Conference of the EBCC Ruud Foppen, Kai Gedeon Europe



Year 2016

2016 29 1-2 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Europe
2016 29 1-2 3-8 The status of winter land bird monitoring in Europe Henning Heldbjerg, Alena Klvaňová & Anny Anselin Europe
2016 29 1-2 9-13 Winter bird counts in Finland Aleksi Lehikoinen Finland
2016 29 1-2 14-19 Land bird winter counts by DOF/BirdLife Denmark Thomas Vikstrøm Denmark
2016 29 1-2 20-22 Winter counts (PTT) in Flanders (Belgium) Marc Herremans, Henryk T. Tutak & Pieter Van Dorsselaer Belgium (Flanders)
2016 29 1-2 23-29 Common bird monitoring scheme in winter in Catalonia (NE Spain): opportuinities and constraints to enlarge our view for farmland bird indicators Sergi Herrando, Marc Anton, David Garcia & Lluís Brotons Spain (Catalonia)
2016 29 1-2 30-36 The BTO Garden BirdWatch: data and research Kate Risely, Mike Toms & Kate Plummer Great Britain
2016 29 1-2 37-45 Winter bird surveys in Cyprus, 2006-2016. Analysis of the population trends Nicolaos Kassinis, Christos Mammides Cyprus
2016 29 1-2 46-53 Atlas of Birds in Spain in Winter Juan Carlos Del Moral, Blas Molina, Ana Bermejo & David Palomino Spain



Year 2017

2017 30 1 1 Editorial Anny Anselin Europe
2017 30 1 3-11 Site-level Bird Monitoring: are bird-recording web portals delivering? A case study with Natura 2000 sites in Wallonia Jean-Yves Paquet, Antoine Derouaux, Rudi Dujardin, Vincent Leirens & Jérémy Simar Belgium (Wallonia)
2017 30 1 12-18 EBBA2: Latest maps, modelling work and planning ahead Sergi Herrando, Martí Franch, Petr Voříšek, Marina Kipson, Pietro Milanesi & Verena Keller Europe
2017 30 1 19-23 Turkisch Breeding Bird Atlas: A Big Challenge in a Big Country Dilek Eylül Dizdaroğlu & Kerem Ali Boyla Turkey
2017 30 1 24-30 The Portuguese Atlas of Winter and Migratory Birds 2011-2013: a synopsis João Rabaça Carlos Godinho, Domingos Leitão, Hélder Costa, Pedro Geraldes, Júlia Almeida, Pedro Sepúlveda, Rita Melo, Frederico Lobo & Alfonso Rocha Portugal
2017 30 1 31-37 Ten years of the Cyprus Common Bird Monitoring Scheme, 2006-2015 Martin Hellicar & Christina Ieronymidou Cyprus
2017 30 1 38 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC), Bird Numbers 2016 Europe
2017 30 1 38 European birds of conservation concern: populations, trends and national responsabilities Europe
2017 30 1 39 EBBA2 Species Sponsoring Europe
2017 30 1 40-41 Job announcement: Coordinator of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme Europe