Category Archives: Conferences & Workshops

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.

Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme workshop, Prague January 2009

The third workshop of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) was held on 25th – 29th January 2009 at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 60 participants coming from 27 European countries discussed the future directions and further improvements of the PECBMS project.

The more detailed report on the workshop conclusions and recommendations was published in the Bird Census News 2009: 22/1 and is available for download here.

The agenda of the workshop and all presentations and outputs from discussions are freely available on a CD-ROM (please contact: Jana Škorpilová on skorpilova at birdlife.cz).