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The Atlas of Wintering and Migratory Birds of Portugal: a new tool for ornithologists

The first Atlas of Wintering and Migratory Birds of Portugal is the largest collective ornithological work of the last 10 years in the country and is finally published. Field work produced almost 4000 hours of census and 150 thousand bird records, covering three quarters of the national territory in systematic visits. In all, more than 400 bird species have been registered. These are extraordinary results for a project of national scope, whose field work was carried out in only two years.

The project was co-funded by the EDP Biodiversity Fund 2010 and involved the following entities: SPEA (Portuguese BirdLife Partner), LabOr – Laboratory of Ornithology, ICAAM, University of Évora, ICNF, Institute of Nature and Forestry Conservation, Institute of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism (Azores), and the Portuguese Association of Bird Ringers.

The Atlas is published in Portuguese and is available only online at http://bit.ly/atlas_aves

New PECBMS website

Since the 19th of September 2018 you can visit the brand new website of the PanEuropean Common Bird Monitoring Scheme here:

www.pecbms.info

It summarises up to date information on European common bird monitoring schemes and presents the last update of the European wild bird indicators and species trends and indeces.

The new presentation of the graphs enables to perform the data for several selected species or indicators in one graph to facilitate the comparison. If you wish to check, how are, for example, the European species of tits doing, just order the table by taxonomy, tick all the tits, choose “All data in one graph” and click on “Show” button. You will see all the six species trends in one graph. Guess, which tit species is doing the best and the worst?

Farther, all our publications can be easily found and downloaded as well as the European species indices and trends till 2015 and the latest European and EU indicators.

We tried to make the website user-friendly, comprehensive and up to date.
However, we are aware that the website needs to be improved continuously.

Please, if you have some comments or questions, do not hesitate to let us know!

Register for EBCC Conference 2019 in Évora!

The next EBCC Conference Bird Numbers 2019 will be held in the historical and awesome city of Évora, Portugal during 8-13 April. ‘Counting birds counts’ is the theme of this 21st EBCC Conference. Registrations and submissions are now open and the organizing committee is pleased to invite the ornithological community to submit their abstracts.

The abstract submission has been extended to 25 October 2018!

We managed to arrange a very nice line-up of plenary speakers.

Don´t miss the nice conference website, where you can also register and send us your proposals for contributions.

And please spread the word and encourage other ornithologists to participate.

We are looking forward to meet you next April in Évora!

EBCC

Don´t miss any news on bird monitoring in Europe!

Since last autumn we spread a quarterly newsletter which aims to bring the news regarding all EBCC projects – Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring (PECBMS), European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (EBBA2) and EuroBird Portal (EBP) – to everybody who is interested in bird monitoring in Europe. We wish to stay in touch and communicate together.

Are you the national coordinator of monitoring scheme, do you organise a meeting regarding monitoring methods or you are seeking for volunteer counters for the next breeding season? Please, let us know and tell us about your news!

September issue of the EBCC newsletter has been spread right now. The next issue will be out in the first half of December.

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SLOVENIA

Name of scheme: Slovene monitoring of common farmland birds (Slovenski monitoring pogostih ptic kmetijske krajine)

Organisation: DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia
Status: ongoing
Start: 2007 pilot year, 2008 start of regular monitoring
Number of fieldworkers: 30-40
Species: 29
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: line transect with two belts (50 m and beyond)
Selection of plots: stratified non-random
Sustainable support: yes

Website: http://ptice.si/naravovarstvo-in-raziskave/monitoringi/sipkk/

Reference: Latest report 2017.

Contact: Primož Kmecl, DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia, Trzaska cesta 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, e-mail: primoz.kmecl@dopps.si.

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

SWITZERLAND

Name of scheme: Monitoring Häufige Brutvögel (Monitoring of common breeding birds)

Organisation: Swiss Ornithological Institute
Status: ongoing
Start: 1999
Number of fieldworkers: 200
Species: 75
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: territory mapping
Selection of plots: systematic
Sustainable support: yes

Website:
www.vogelwarte.ch/en/projects/monitoring/monitoring-common-breeding-birds.html

Reference:
Schmid, H., M. Kestenholz, P. Knaus, L. Rey & T. Sattler (2018): Zustand der Vogelwelt in der Schweiz: Sonderausgabe zum Brutvogelatlas 2013–2016. Schweizerische Vogelwarte, Sempach. Download PDF (4,5 MB)
Schmid, H., M. Kestenholz, P. Knaus, L. Rey & T. Sattler (2018): The State of Birds in Switzerland: Special Issue on the Breeding Bird Atlas 2013–2016. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach. Download PDF (4,5 MB)
Schmid, H., M. Kestenholz, P. Knaus, L. Rey & T. Sattler (2018) : État de l’avifaune en Suisse : Édition spéciale liée à l’atlas des oiseaux nicheurs 2013-2016. Station ornithologique suisse, Sempach. Download PDF (4,5 MB)
Schmid, H., M. Kestenholz, P. Knaus, L. Rey & T. Sattler (2018): Situazione dell’avifauna in Svizzera: Edizione speciale per l’Atlante degli uccelli nidificanti 2013-2016. Stazione ornitologica svizzera, Sempach. Download PDF (4,5 MB)

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index, Swiss Bird Index (in German, in English, in Italian, or in French)

Contact: Hans Schmid & Thomas Sattler, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, CH-6204, Switzerland, e-mail: hans.schmid@vogelwarte.ch, thomas.sattler@vogelwarte.ch

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

SPAIN

Name of scheme: Common Breeding Bird Monitoring Scheme (“SACRE”)

Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: ongoing
Start: 1996
Number of fieldworkers: 1020
Species: 200
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: partial

Website: http://www.seo.org/sacre

Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Download older report in Spanish

National indicators: Farmland, Forest, Urban and Wetland Bird Index, Shrublands. PDR, National red list, National biodiversity inventory, National index

Contact: Virginia Escandell & Juan Carlos del Moral, Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain, e-mail: vescandell@seo.org, jcdelmoral@seo.org

Name of scheme: Seguiment dels Ocells Comuns de Catalunya – Catalan Common Bird Survey (SOCC)

Organisation: Catalan Ornithological Institute
Status: ongoing
Start: 2002
Number of fieldworkers: 300
Species: 140
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes

Website: http://www.ornitologia.org/ca/quefem/monitoratge/seguiment/socc/index.html

Reference: Setzè informe del Programa de Seguiment d´Ocells Comuns a Catalunya (SOCC).Institut Català d´Ornitologia. Barcelona.

National indicators: Farmland, Shrubland, Forest, Wetland and Steppe Indicator. Indicator of impact of climate change and indicator of the impact of aforestation

Contact: Sergi Herrando, Marc Anton and Lluís Brotons, Catalan Ornithological Institute, Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Plaça Leonardo da Vinci 4-5, 08019 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
e-mail: ornitologia@ornitologia.org, anuari@ornitologia.org

Scheme: Owls and Nightjars Breeding Monitoring Scheme (“NOCTUA”)

Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: specialized ongoing scheme
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 568
Species: 8
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Sustainable support: no

Website: http://www.seo.org/noctua

Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Download older report in Spanish

Contact: Virginia Escandell & Juan Carlos del Moral, Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain, e-mail: vescandell (at) seo.org, jcdelmoral (at) seo.org

Scheme: Wintering Bird Monitoring Scheme (“SACIN”)

Organisation: SEO/BirdLife
Status: ongoing
Start: 2008
Number of fieldworkers: 762
Species: 180
Habitats recorded: yes
Selection of plots: stratified random
Methods: line transects
Sustainable support: no
National indicators: Farmland, Forest, Urban Bird Index

Website: http://www.seo.org/sacin/

Reference: SEO/BirdLife 2013. SEO/BirdLife bird monitoring programmes in 2012. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
SEO/BirdLife, 2012. SEO/BirdLife 2011. Birds monitoring programmes. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. (in English)
Download older report in Spanish

Contact: Virginia Escandell & Juan Carlos del Moral, Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), Melquíades Biencinto 34 ES-28053, Madrid, Spain, e-mail: vescandell (at) seo.org, jcdelmoral (at) seo.org

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

ROMANIA

Name of scheme: Common Bird Monitoring (CBM). In Romanian: Monitorizarea Pãsãrilor Comune (MPC)

Organisation: Romanian Ornithological Society, in cooperation with the Association for Bird and Nature Protection „Milvus Group“
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 60 (average) / 131 maximum
Species: 262 (total recorded) / 70 (trend calculation)
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: semi-random
Sustainable support: no

Website: monitoring.sor.ro

Contact: Zoltán D. Szabó, Benkő Zoltán, Cristi Domşa , 400370 Cluj, OP 7, CP 18, Romania, e-mail: szabodz@gmail.com, zoltan.benko@sor.ro , cristi.domsa@sor.ro

Indicators produced are used as official indicators in the country: no

AUSTRIA

Name of scheme: Monitoring der Brutvögel Österreichs

Organisation: BirdLife Austria
Status: ongoing
Start: 1998
Number of fieldworkers: 160
Species: 85
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: in part

Website: www.birdlife.at/page/monitoring

Reference:
Teufelbauer, N., R. Büchsenmeister, A. Berger, B. Seaman, B. Regner, E. Nemeth & S. J. Butler (2017): Developing a forest bird indicator for Austria. Vogelwelt 137: 215-224.

Teufelbauer, N., B. S. Seaman & M. Dvorak (2017): Bestandsentwicklungen häufiger österreichischer Brutvögel im Zeitraum 1998-2016 – Ergebnisse des Brutvogel-Monitoring. Egretta 55: 43-76.

Teufelbauer, N. & J. Frühauf (2010): Developing a national Farmland Bird Index for Austria. In: Anselin, A. (ed.): Bird Numbers 2010. Monitoring, indicators and targets. Proceedings the 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council, Cáceres, Spain (partim). Bird Census News 23/1-2: 87-97

Teufelbauer, N. (2010): The Farmland Bird Index for Austria – first results of the changes in populations of common birds of farmed land. Egretta 51: 35-50.

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index

Contact: Norbert Teufelbauer, BirdLife Austria, Museumplatz 1/10/8, A-1070 Wien, Austria, e-mail: norbert.teufelbauer@birdlife.at

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

LITHUANIA

Name of scheme: Įprastų paukščių populiacijų gausos stebėsena (ĮPGS) – Lithuanian Common Bird Monitoring scheme

Organisation: Lithuanian Ornithological Society
Status: ongoing
Start: 1994
Number of fieldworkers: 35
Species: 70
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: stratified semi-random
Sustainable support: basic

Website: http://www.virtualusprocesai.lt/ipgs/index.php

Reference:
Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Nebilevičius Š. 2017. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Kaimo paukščių populiacijų indikatorius“ nustatymas ir biologinės įvairovės kaitos vertinimas”. Tarpinė ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 55 p.

Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Nebilevičius Š. 2014. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Kaimo paukščių populiacijų indikatorius“ identifikavimas 2013–2014 metais. Galutinė ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 229 p.

Kurlavičius P., Kiserauskaitė R., Mozgeris G., Nebilevičius Š. 2011. Biologinės įvairovės poveikio rodiklio „Paukščių populiacija žemės ūkio naudmenose“ identifikavimas 2010–2011 metais. Baigiamoji ataskaita. Lietuvos ornitologų draugija ir Lietuvos žemės ūkio ministerija. Vilnius. 235 p.

Kurlavičius P. 2004. Monitoring of breeding birds in Lithuania. In: Anselin, A. (ed.) Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Parnu, Estonia. Bird census news 13 (2000): 77-80.

Contact: Petras Kurlavičius, Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (LOD), Naugarduko St. 47-3, LT-03208, Vilnius, Lithuania, e-mail: Petras.Kurlavicius@birdlife.lt

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