Category Archives: Conferences & Workshops

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

Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme workshop, Mikulov, November 2015

The discussions at the PECBMS workshop were focused on new approaches to the national farmland bird indicators, species selection for the indicators, new research studies based on the PECBMS data and potentials for the development of the PECBMS in the next years.

The more detailed report on the workshops conclusions and recommendations will be published in the next Bird Census News.

All workshop presentations, outputs of discussions and list of participants including contact info are available online.

Workshops organised by the EBCC

Workshops of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme project:


2015: Mikulov, Czech Republic
Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring workshop was held on 2nd to 5th of November 2015 in Mikulov, Czech Republic

2012: Mikulov, Czech Republic
Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring workshop was held on 5th to 7th of February 2012 in Mikulov, Czech Republic

2009: Prague, Czech Republic
Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring workshop was held on 25th to 29th of September 2009 at Czech University of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Environment in Prague, Czech Republic

2005: Prague, Czech Republic
Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring workshop was held on 22th to 25th of September 2005 at Czech University of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Environment in Prague, Czech Republic

2002: Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop on Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring. Gregory R. & P. Vorišek, 2003. Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Workshop, Bird Census News vol 16/1:2-13.

Other workshops on the EBCC behalf:


1996: Villa Cipressi, Varenna Italy
Workshop on Monitoring Birds in Europe. EBCC, 1997. Report on the workshop on monitoring birds in Europe. Bird Census News, vol 10/2: 80-95.

Conferences of the European Bird Census Council

List of IBCC-EOAC Conferences (1969-1992) and EBCC-Conferences (1995-2013), and reference of the proceedings

2016: Halle (Saale), Germany
20th International Conference of the EBCC Bird Numbers 2016: Birds in a changing world was held in Halle (Saale), Germany between 5th to 9th of September 2016.
Download the Proceedings of the conference in Heft 1 in pdf (in English, 38,1 MB) and Heft 2 in pdf (in English, 26,4 MB) published in Die Vogelwelt 2017/137 – 1, 2.

2013: Cluj, Romania
19th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2013 was held in Cluj, Romania between 17th to 21st of September 2013.

2010: Cáceres, Spain
18th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2010: Monitoring, indicators and targets was held in Cáceres, Spain between 22nd to 26th of March 2010.

2007: Chiavenna, Italy
17th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2007: Monitoring for Conservation and Management was held in Chiavenna, Italy between 17th to 22nd of April 2007.

2004: Kayseri, Turkey
16th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2004: Monitoring in a Changing Europe was held in Kayseri (Erciyes University Campus), Turkey between 6th to 11th of September 2004. Conclusions here.

2001: Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
Szep T et al. (Eds) 2004. Bird Numbers 2001. Monitoring for Conservation. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of EBCC.

1998: Cottbus, Germany
Helbig, A & M Flade (Eds) 1999. Bird Numbers 1998. Where Monitoring and Ecological Research Meet. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany, 23-31 March 1998. Die Vogelwelt, 120, Jahrgang 1999, Supplement.

1995: Pärnu, Estonia
-Busse P & Rufino R, 1995. Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council. Migration and wintering land birds: Monitoring aspects. The Ring, vol 17/1-2:5-75.
-Anselin, A (ed) 2004. Bird Numbers 1995. Proceedings of the Internationale Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Parnu, Estonia, Bird Census News, Volume 13:1-2.(2002)

1992: Noordwijkerhout, Nederland
Hagemijer, W & T Verstrael (Eds) 1994. Bird Numbers 1992. Distribution, Monitoring and Ecological Aspects. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of IBCC and EOAC, SOVON, Beek-Ubbergen.

1989: Prague, Czech Republic
Štastný K & V Bejček (Eds) 1990. Bird Census and Atlas Studies. Proceedings of the XIth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work, Institute of Applied Ecology and Ecotechnology, Czech Ornithological Society, Inst. of Systematic & Ecological Biology, Prague, Brno.

1987: Helsinki, Finland
Haila Y, O Jarvinen & P Koskimies (Eds) 1989. Monitoring bird populations in varying environments. Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work. Annales Zoologici Fennici 26:149-330.

1985: Dijon, France
Blondel J & B Frochot (Eds) 1987. Bird Census and Atlas studies. Actes de la IXiéme Conférence Internationale d’Ornithologie quantitative. Proceedings of the IXth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work. Acta Oecologica, Oecologica Generalis, vol. 8,2.

1983: Newland Park, United Kingdom
Taylor, K; R Fuller & P Lack (Eds) 1985. Bird Census and Atlas Studies. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of IBCC, British Trust for Ornithology, Tring.

1981: León, Spain
Purroy, F (Ed) 1983. Censos de Aves en el Mediterraneo. Bird Census and mediterranean landscape. Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference on Bird Census, IBCC, Vth Meeting EOAC. Dept. de Zoología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de León, Spain.

1979: Göttingen, Germany
Oelke H (Ed). Bird Census work and nature conservation. Vogelerfassung und Naturschutz. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference of Bird Census Work and IVth meeting of the European Ornithological Atlas Committee. Im Auflage des Dachverbandes Deutscher Avifaunisten.

1976: Szymbark/Gorlice, Poland
Pinowski, J; Bogucki Z; Tomialojč L (Eds) 1977. Bird Census and Atlas Studies/Szymbark n. Gorlice, 15-21 October 1976. Polish Ecological Studies, Vol 3 n°4.

1972: Dziekanow, Poland
Pinowski, J & K. Williamson (Eds) 1974. Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the International Bird Census Committee and Second Meeting of the European Atlas Committee; Acta Ornithologica, Tome XIV n°6, Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Zoologii.

1969: Ammarnäs, Sweden
Svensson, S. (Ed) 1970. Bird Census Work and Environmental Symposium, Ammarnäs; 27-29 june 1969. Bulletin from the Ecological Research Committee n°9, Lund.

EBCC conferences

Every three to four years, EBCC holds an international conference. In recent years, these have been held in the Netherlands (1992), Estonia (1995), Germany (1998), Hungary (2001), Turkey (2004), Italy (2007), Spain (2010) and Romania (2013). The next EBCC conference, details to be confirmed, will be in autumn 2016, at the University of Halle (Saale) in Germany.

These meetings attract one to two hundred delegates from a wide range of European and other countries. Many of those who attend are involved in bird monitoring or atlassing, either as professionals or volunteers. However, we are equally keen to attract those who use such information, for example conservation practitioners and those developing environmental policy.

The conferences are always very friendly affairs, and we endeavour to ensure that the local cuisine, culture and bird life are studied as thoroughly as the conference topics. Proceedings of each conference are published, either as a special volume of a journal or as a stand-alone publication.

EBCC itself does not run these conferences; rather relevant national organisations volunteer to host them on EBCC´s behalf. The EBCC is always looking for individuals or organisations to host its future conferences. If you would be willing to host one in the future, please contact one of the EBCC Board members.

Occasionally, EBCC holds workshops on particular topics. The most recent of these, in Italy in 1996, and in 2002, 2005, 2009 (in Prague) and in 2012 (in Mikulov) were about Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme.

Turkey 2004,
16th EBCC Conference

The 16th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2004: Monitoring in a Changing Europe was held in Kayseri (Erciyes University Campus), Turkey between 6th-11th of September 2004. 126 Participants from 24 Countries presented more than 60 talks and 20 posters at the conference. At the end of the conference a declaration on the future of bird monitoring and conservation was made. Fieldtrips included Mount Erciyes, Sultan Marshes, Tuzla Lake and Capadocia. An abstract book (here in pdf) has been published.

The proceedings were published as Volume 24 of the Revista Catalan d´Ornitologia.

19th International Conference of the EBCC

Logo of the 19th conference of the EBCC in Cluj.

Bird Numbers 2013 was organised jointly by Babes-Bolyai University, the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) and the Milvus Group – Bird and Nature Protection Society. Attended by almost 200 people from 44 countries and three continents, talks covered a wide range of topics from bird monitoring results, recent atlas projects, new developments in citizen science, biodiversity indicators, spatial modelling other analytical techniques, causes of changes in bird populations and a special session on waterbird monitoring.

Representatives of organisers (from left to right): Tamás Papp from Milvus Group, Dan Hulea from Romanian Ornithological Society, László Fodorpataki from Babes-Bolyai University, Zoltán Szabó, leader of the local organisation commitee, and Ruud Foppen, Chair of the European Bird Census Council.

All participants are encouraged to submit their oral presentations or posters as paper manuscripts to be published in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a separate volume of the journal STUDIA BIOLOGIA, which is published by Babeş-Bolyai University. Instruction for authors to submit manuscripts to STUDIA BIOLOGIA can be found by clicking on this link.

Please submit the manuscripts in electronic format by the 15th of December 2013 (deadline extended from 1st November) to Zoltán D. Szabó (szabodzhasdeu.ubbcluj.ro or szabodzgmail.com).

Main conference room at the Babes-Bolyai University.

Short notes and communications are encouraged to be submitted to the EBCC´s own journal, Bird Census News. Instruction for authors submitting to BCN can be found by clicking on this link. Please submit your manuscript to the journal editor, Anny Anselin (anny.anselininbo.be).

Further information on the conference, including the programme of talks and book of abstracts, can still be found on the conference website (www.ebcc2013.ro).

Historic list of conferences and workshops

2013: Cluj, Romania
19th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2013 was held in Cluj, Romania between 17th to 21st of September 2013.

2010: Chiavenna, Italy
18th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2010: Monitoring, indicators and targets was held in Cáceres, Spain between 22nd to 26th of March 2010.

2007: Chiavenna, Italy
17th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2007: Monitoring for Conservation and Management was held in Chiavenna, Italy between 17th to 22nd of April 2007.

2004: Kayseri, Turkey
16th International Conference of the EBCC, Bird Numbers 2004: Monitoring in a Changing Europe was held in Kayseri (Erciyes University Campus), Turkey between 6th to 11th of September 2004.

2001: Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
Szep T et al. (Eds) 2004. Bird Numbers 2001. Monitoring for Conservation. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of EBCC.

1998: Cottbus, Germany
Helbig, A & M Flade (Eds) 1999. Bird Numbers 1998. Where Monitoring and Ecological Research Meet. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany, 23-31 March 1998. Die Vogelwelt, 120, Jahrgang 1999, Supplement.

1995: Pärnu, Estonia
-Busse P & Rufino R, 1995. Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council. Migration and wintering land birds: Monitoring aspects. The Ring, vol 17/1-2:5-75.
-Anselin, A (ed) 2004. Bird Numbers 1995. Proceedings of the Internationale Conference and 13th Meeting of the European Bird Census Council, Parnu, Estonia, Bird Census News, Volume 13:1-2.(2002)

1992: Noordwijkerhout, Nederland
Hagemijer, W & T Verstrael (Eds) 1994. Bird Numbers 1992. Distribution, Monitoring and Ecological Aspects. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of IBCC and EOAC, SOVON, Beek-Ubbergen.

1989: Prague, Czech Republic
Štastný K & V Bejček (Eds) 1990. Bird Census and Atlas Studies. Proceedings of the XIth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work, Institute of Applied Ecology and Ecotechnology, Czech Ornithological Society, Inst. of Systematic & Ecological Biology, Prague, Brno.

1987: Helsinki, Finland
Haila Y, O Jarvinen & P Koskimies (Eds) 1989. Monitoring bird populations in varying environments. Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work. Annales Zoologici Fennici 26:149-330.

1985: Dijon, France
Blondel J & B Frochot (Eds) 1987. Bird Census and Atlas studies. Actes de la IXiéme Conférence Internationale d’Ornithologie quantitative. Proceedings of the IXth International Conference on Bird Census and Atlas Work. Acta Oecologica, Oecologica Generalis, vol. 8,2.

1983: Newland Park, United Kingdom
Taylor, K; R Fuller & P Lack (Eds) 1985. Bird Census and Atlas Studies. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of IBCC, British Trust for Ornithology, Tring.

1981: León, Spain
Purroy, F (Ed) 1983. Censos de Aves en el Mediterraneo. Bird Census and mediterranean landscape. Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference on Bird Census, IBCC, Vth Meeting EOAC. Dept. de Zoología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de León, Spain.

1979: Göttingen, Germany
Oelke H (Ed). Bird Census work and nature conservation. Vogelerfassung und Naturschutz. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference of Bird Census Work and IVth meeting of the European Ornithological Atlas Committee. Im Auflage des Dachverbandes Deutscher Avifaunisten.

1976: Szymbark/Gorlice, Poland
Pinowski, J; Bogucki Z; Tomialojč L (Eds) 1977. Bird Census and Atlas Studies/Szymbark n. Gorlice, 15-21 October 1976. Polish Ecological Studies, Vol 3 n°4.

1972: Dziekanow, Poland
Pinowski, J & K. Williamson (Eds) 1974. Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the International Bird Census Committee and Second Meeting of the European Atlas Committee; Acta Ornithologica, Tome XIV n°6, Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Zoologii.

1969: Ammarnäs, Sweden
Svensson, S. (Ed) 1970. Bird Census Work and Environmental Symposium, Ammarnäs; 27-29 june 1969. Bulletin from the Ecological Research Committee n°9, Lund.

Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme workshop, Mikulov February 2012

As the PECBMS project reached the 10 years of the existence just at the beginning of the year 2012, the agenda and discussions at the workshop were highly focused on the future directions of the project and further improvements in methods, as well as the wider use of the outputs in science and policy. Outputs of discussion will be used in long-term planning.

The more detailed report on the workshop conclusions and recommendations will be published in the next Bird Census News.

All workshop presentations, outputs of discussions and list of participants including contact info can be downloaded here.