Category Archives: PECBM

POLAND

Name of scheme: Monitoring Pospolitych Ptaków Lęgowych (MPPL)(Common Birds Survey)
Organisation: OTOP/BirdLife Poland (The Polish Society for the Protection of Birds)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2000
Number of fieldworkers: 400
Species: 110
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: line transect
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.mppl.pl or http://www.monitoringptakow.gios.gov.pl
Reference:
Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Ławicki Ł., Meissner W., Bobrek R., Cenian Z., Bzoma S., Betleja J., Kuczyński L., Moczarska J., Rohde Z., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Wylegała P., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Chylarecki P. 2018. Monitoring Ptaków Polski w latach 2016–2018. Biuletyn Monitoringu Przyrody 17: 1–90.

Chylarecki P., Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Meissner W., Woźniak B., Wylegała P., Ławicki Ł., Marchowski D., Betleja J., Bzoma S., Cenian Z., Górski A., Korniluk M., Moczarska J., Ochocińska D., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Kuczyński L. 2018.
Trendy liczebności ptaków w Polsce. GIOŚ, Warszawa.

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index, Forest Bird Index

Contact:
Tomasz Chodkiewicz
, national coordinator of the project, Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP), ul. Odrowaza 24, 05-270 Marki, e-mail: mppl@otop.org.pl
Jadwiga Moczarska, technical coordinator, Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP), ul. Odrowąża 24, 05-270 Marki, e-mail: jadwiga.moczarska@otop.org.pl
dr hab. Przemysław Chylarecki, scientific expert, Museum & Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warszawa, Poland, e-mail: pch@miiz.waw.pl
dr hab. Lechosław Kuczyński, scientific expert, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, e-mail: lechu@amu.edu.pl

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

Project funding Chief Inspectorate of the Environmental Protection and National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management

GIBRALTAR

Scheme: counts of raptors and seabirds from migration points
Organisation: Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society
Status: specialized ongoing scheme

Contact: Charles Perez, GONHS, PO Box 843, Gibraltar, e-mail: cperez@gonhs.org

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

ANDORRA

Name of scheme: Common Bird Survey of Andorra (SOCA)
Organization: Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra (CENMA) Institut d´Estudis Andorrans
Status: ongoing
Start: 2011
Number of fieldworkers: 14
Species: 129 (150)
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: line transects
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.cenma.ad and http://www.iea.ad/soca
Reference: non

Contact: Clara Pladevall, Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra, Institut d´Estudis Andorrans, Avda. Rocafort, 21-23, Molí Building, 3th. AD600 Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, e-mail: cpladevall@iea.ad

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

DENMARK

Name of scheme: Punkttællingsprogrammet (Point count census of breeding and wintering birds)
Organisation: DOF/BirdLife Denmark (Danish Ornithological Society)
Status: ongoing
Start: 1975
Number of fieldworkers: 345
Species: 143 (Breeding 126, Winter 93)
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: free choice
Sustainable support: yes

Website: http://www.dof.dk/punkt
Index, trends and report

Reference: Moshøj, C.M., D.P. Eskildsen, T. Nyegaard, M.F. Jørgensen, T. Vikstrøm (2017): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter I Danmark 1975-2016. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprogrammet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (In Danish with an English summary).

Nyegaard, T., Larsen, J.D., Brandtberg, N. & Jørgensen, M. F. (2015): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter i Danmark 1975-2014. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprojektet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening. (in Danish with English summary)

Heldbjerg, H., Brandtberg, N. & Lerche-Jørgensen, M. F. (2014): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter i Danmark 1975-2013. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprojektet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening. (in Danish with English summary)

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index, Forest Bird Index, Other Common Birds Index and All Common Danish Bird Index

Contact: Thomas Vikstrøm & Charlotte Moshøj, Vesterbrogade 140, DK 1620, Copenhagen V, Denmark, e-mail: thomas.vikstroem@dof.dk, charlotte.moshoj@dof.dk

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

LUXEMBOURG

Name of scheme: Common Bird Monitoring

Organisation: natur&ëmwelt a.s.b.l.
Status: ongoing
Start: March 2009
Number of fieldworkers: 25
Species recorded: all
Habitats recorded: not during the fieldwork, but the territories’ locations can be linked to habitats via GIS
Methods: line transect and territory mapping
Selection of plots: stratified random

Website: http://www.naturemwelt.lu

Contact: Katharina Klein, Centrale Ornithologique, natur&ëmwelt a.s.b.l. (BirdLife Luxembourg), Kockelscheuer, L-1899, Luxembourg, e-mail: k.klein@naturemwelt.lu

Name of scheme: Monitoring of Breeding Birds

Organisation: LNVL
Status: finished
Start/end: 2002/2003
Number of fieldworkers: 6
Species: 60
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts and territory mapping

Contact: Patric Lorgé and Gilles Biver, Centrale Ornithologique LNVL, Lëtzebuerger Natur- a Vulleschutzliga (BirdLife Luxembourg), Kockelscheuer, L-1899, Luxembourg, e-mail: patlor@naturemwelt.lu, col@naturemwelt.lu

Indicators produced are used as official indicators in the country:The Ministry of Environment uses the results for the national biodiversity monitoring scheme.

RUSSIA

Name of scheme: Moscow Birds Survey
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: finished
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 67
Species: 226
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Sustainable support: no
Website: http://eng.birdsmoscow.net.ru/projects#2
http://zmmu.msu.ru/en/about-muzeum/divisions/division-of-the-scientific-public-oriented-projects/atlas-birds-of-moscow-city
New online maps and species lists contain information about new registrations or nest status increase for the period since finishing the complete Atlas survey in Moscow (2011-2017).

New online maps and species lists in Russian contain information about new registrations or nest status increase for the period since finishing the complete Atlas survey in Moscow (2011-2017).

Reference: [Birds of Moscow City: 2006, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 1. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2007) 176 p.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2007, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 2. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2008) 228 p.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2008, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 4. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2009) 332 p.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2009, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 5. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2010) 298 p.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2010, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 7. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2011) 286 p.
[Birds of Moscow City: 2011, from square to square]. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 8. Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (eds.) (2012) 180 p.
Kalyakin, M.V. and Voltzit, O.V. (2012) [Moscow]. In: Birds of the cities of Russia. V.M. Khrabryi (Ed.). 250–297 pp.
Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Groot Koerkamp, G. 2013. Ornithological and practical results of the Project “Atlas of birds of Moscow City”. — Every bird counts. Book of abstracts of the 19th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Babes-Bolyai University, Romanian Ornithological Society, Cluj, Romania, p. 45.
Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Groot Koerkamp, G. 2014. Atlas of the birds of Moscow City (in Russian and English). N.S. Morozov (ed.). Moscow, Fiton XXI. 332 p.

Contact: Mikhail Kalyakin, e-mail: kalyakinzmmu.msu.ru and Olga Voltzit e-mail: voltzitzmmu.msu.ru

Name of scheme: Moscow Region Common Birds Monitoring
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: ongoing
Start: 2006
Number of fieldworkers: 31
Species: 150
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods:line transects
Sustainable support: no
Website: http://eng.birdsmoscow.net.ru/projects#2
http://zmmu.msu.ru/en/about-muzeum/divisions/division-of-the-scientific-public-oriented-projects/monitoring-of-common-birds
Reference:
Morkovin, A.A., Voltzit, O.V., and Kalyakin, M.V. (2018) [On the results and opportunities of the common birds monitoring scheme in Russia]. Abstracts of 1st Russian ornithological congress (Tver, Russia, 29 January – 4 February 2018): 229–230. [in Russian]
Morkovin A. A., Kalyakin M. V., Voltzit O. V. 2017: First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. Die Vogelwelt_Vol. 137: 89–98.
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2017) [The project of birds monitoring in the Moscow region: the results of 2011–2016]. Russian Ornithological Journal, 26 (1452): 2219–2233. [in Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V., and Morkovin, A.A. (2017) [To the establishing of the system of bird abundance monitoring in European part of Russia]. Population dynamics of birds in terrestrial landscapes. Proceedings of the Russian scientific conference (Zvenigorod biological station, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 17–21 March 2017): 335–338. [in Russian]
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2017) [The 2011–2016 results of the common bird monitoring program in Moscow and the Moscow region]. Population dynamics of birds in terrestrial landscapes. Proceedings of the Russian scientific conference (Zvenigorod biological station, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 17–21 March 2017): 108–118. [in Russian]
Morkovin A. A., Kalyakin M. V., Voltzit O. V. (2017) First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. Die Vogelwelt Vol. 137: 89–98.
Morkovin, A. and Voltzit, O. (2016) First steps of a common birds monitoring scheme in the Moscow region, Russia. — Busch, M. & Gedeon, K. (eds.) BirdNumbers 2016: Birds in a changing world. Programme and Abstracts of the 20th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten Münster, p. 87.
Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Morkovin, A., Preobrazhenskaya, E., and Mischenko, A. (2016) Review of investigations of bird number and its dynamic in European Russia. Busch, M. & Gedeon, K. (eds.) BirdNumbers 2016: Birds in a changing world. Programme and Abstracts of the 20th conference of the European Bird Census Council. Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten Münster, p. 34.
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2016) [Population trends of common birds in the Moscow region]. The Fauna and Abundance of European Russia Birds. Annual report on the Programme Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, 6: 573–586. [in Russian]
Morkovin, A.A., Kalyakin, M.V., and Voltzit, O.V. (2014). [Population trends of common birds and one more about a methods of monitoring scheme]. The Fauna and Abundance of European Russia Birds. Annual report on the Programme Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, 3: 514–518. [in Russian]
Morkovin, A. A., Kalyakin, M. V., Voltzit, O. V. (2014) Monitoring of birds numbers. In: The Fauna and Abundance of European Russia Birds. Annual report on the Programme Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, vol. 3. O.V. Voltzit, M.V. Kalyakin (Ed.). — Moscow: Fiton XXI, Publ. P. 514-592. [In Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V. (2011) [Common Bird Monitoring – beginning]. Moskovka, 13: 9-13. [in Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V. (2011) [Common Bird Monitoring – continuation]. Moskovka, 14: 46-50. [in Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V. et al. (2012) [Common Bird Monitoring – another step forward]. Moskovka, 16: 32-39. [in Russian]
Kalyakin, M.V., Voltzit, O.V. (2013) [About first steps of formation monitoring scheme in European Russia]. The Fauna and Abundance of European Russia Birds. Annual report on the Programme Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, 991-994.

Contact: Anton Morkovin , e-mail: a-morkovin@ya.ru, Mikhail Kalyakin, e-mail: kalyakin@zmmu.msu.ru and Olga Voltzit, e-mail: voltzit@zmmu.msu.ru

Name of scheme: White Stork nests monitoring scheme
Organisation: Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Program „Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region“
Status: specialized ongoing scheme
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 15
Species: 1
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Sustainable support: no
Website: http://birdsmoscow.net.ru/monitoring-gnezd-belogo-aista.html (in Russian)
Reference:
Shamina, E.Yu. (2016). [The results of the monitoring of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2016]. Moskovka, 24: 3–6.
Shamina, E.Yu., Shamin, M.S., Andreeva, E.I. (2015). [The results of the monitoring of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2015]. Moskovka, 22: 3–11.
Shamin, M.S., Shamina, E.Yu. (2014). [The short results of VII International account of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2014]. Moskovka, 20: 15–20.
Shamin, M.S., Shamina, E.Yu. (2014). [Migration of the White Stork]. Moskovka, 20: 64–67.
Shamina, E.Yu., Shamin, M.S. (2013). [The study of the migration routes of the White Stork]. Moskovka, 18: 3–11.
Chekulaeva, E.Yu., Shamin, M.S. (2012) [An uncommon nest of White Stork]. Moskovka, 16: 39.
Chekulaeva, E.Yu., Shamin, M.S. (2012) [Communal roosts of White Stork]. Moskovka, 16: 41–42.Kalyakin, M.V., Eremkin, G.S., Koshelev, D.V., Ledenev, P.V., Kalyakina, I.V., Voltzit, O.V. (2008) [White Stork in the Moscow Region in 2004]. Fauna i ekologiya ptits Podmoskoviya. [Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region], T. 3: 3–37.
Chekulaeva, E.Yu. (2010) [The results of account of White Stork nests in the Moscow Region in 2010]. Moskovka, 12: 4–8.

Contact: Katrina Shamina (Chekulaeva), e-mail: mobirds@mail.ru

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

GERMANY

Name of scheme: German Common Breeding Bird Survey

Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 1230
Species: 90
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: line-transect mapping
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes

Website: http://www.dda-web.de/mhb

Reference:
Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Wahl, J., Berlin, K., Gottschalk, T., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., and S. Trautmann (2012): Vogelmonitoring in Deutschland. Programme und Anwendungen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 119. 257p.

Contact: Sven Trautmann, DDA – Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, An den Speichern 6, 48157 Münster, Germany, e-mail: trautmann@dda-web.de

Note: The programme from 2011 on completely replaces the former “Common Bird Census” which started 1989 and ended in 2010.

Name of scheme: German Rare Breeding Bird Survey

Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 1977, currently undergoing methodological refinements
Number of fieldworkers: currently ca. 1000
Species: currently about 90, planned 180-200
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: Mapping and counting of territories/breeding pairs/nests/individuals
Selection of plots: free choice of plots and census areas
Sustainable support: yes

Contact: Malte Busch, Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 6, D-48157 Münster, Germany, email: busch@dda-web.de

Note: The German Rare Breeding Bird Survey coordinated by the Federation of German Avifaunists started in 1977 with six species. Since than species set continuously expanded. After 1990 the German Rare Breeding Bird Survey was combined with the monitoring programmes of the former German Democratic Republic.

Name of scheme: German Common Bird Census

Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., Steckby
Status: finished
Start/End: 1989/2010
Number of fieldworkers: 500
Species: 100-130
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts, line transects and territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice; stratified typical in the federal state of Brandenburg only
Sustainable support: yes

Website: http://www.dda-web.de/index.php?cat=monitoring&subcat=ha_alt&subsubcat=programm

Contact: Martin Flade, Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz Brandenburg, Leiter Referat GR 3 Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin/ Naturparke, Nord Hoher Steinweg 5-6 D, 16278 Angermünde Germany, e-mail: martin.flade@lugv.brandenburg.de

National indicators: Indicator “Species Diversity and landscape quality” (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation), including sub-indicators for different habitats (Farmland, Forests, Settlements, Inland waters, Coastal/Sea and Alps).
The indicator “Species diversity and landscape quality” forms part of the National Sustainability Strategy, the National Strategy on Biological Diversity and related indicator based assessment reports.

Reference:
Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Wahl, J., Berlin, K., Gottschalk, T., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., and S. Trautmann (2012): Vogelmonitoring in Deutschland. Programme und Anwendungen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 119: 189-196.
Flade, M., Grüneberg, C., Sudfeldt, C. & Wahl, J. (2008): Birds and Biodiversity in Germany – 2010 Target. DDA, NABU, DRV, DO-G, Münster.

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

Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme, June 2018

This report summarizes the activities of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) between July 2017 and June 2018, mostly under the European Commission grant “Towards new generation of Wild Birds Indicators”.

Publication of new European species trends and common bird indicators
European species population trends and indices have been produced for the time period 1980–2015. A reliable European index was produced for 170 species. In 2017, we have added one new species, Eastern olivaceous warbler Iduna pallida, to the list of European common birds.


In 2017 update the reliable European index was produced for Eastern olivaceous warbler Iduna pallida for the first time. Photo: Radovan Václav

The species indices were used for computation of European wild bird indicators, for the same 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. The European species indices and common bird indicators have been published at the website in November 2017. Altogether, 28 countries provided their data for this update.

TRIM in R
The program TRIM, TRends and Indices for Monitoring data, a program used to determine species population trends, was rebuilt by Statistics Netherlands as a package for the freely available and widely used open source program R. RTRIM contains the same methods and models for nature monitoring data as the original versions of TRIM. It can work with the same input data and produces the same output data, but as a package in R it can easily be integrated in other R programming processes. Also, a RTRIM shell documents has been developed by Statistics Netherlands, which makes it easier to process large batches of species with specific model parameters at once.

PECBMS publications
In January we have published a new leaflet called “State of common European breeding birds 2017”. In a concise form it introduces the population trends of 170 common European breeding birds from 28 countries, for the time period 1980–2015. It also shows the three European wild bird indicators for common farmland, common forest and all common species. We chose to highlight the greenfinch on this leaflet as an example of a species which is stable on European scale, but has highly contrasting trends in the European regions. The leaflet is downloadable in PDF via the website and has also been distributed in our network.

An oral presentation was given by Petr Vorisek at the First Russian Ornithological Congress in February 2018, which was followed up by useful discussions on the development of common bird monitoring in Russia.

Use of PECBMS outputs in policy
The 2017 update of the EU indicators has been sent Eurostat in March, to be published on their website. The European and EU indicators until 2015 were also used for the update of the SEBI indicators at the EEA website.

Collection of national species indices
Regular collection of updated national species population trends and indices has started in May 2017, a request for the data until 2016 has been sent to the coordinators of national and sub-national monitoring schemes. We have asked for data on the same 170 common bird species for which we produced a European index in 2017. The next update of European species trends and common bird indicators is planned to be published in the autumn 2018. In addition to the regular request for national species indices, we have asked the national coordinators for an update of site-level data, to be used for research purposes, both internally within PECBMS and in cooperation with external researchers.

Maintain and update network of cooperating organizations and individuals
We maintain an extensive network of cooperating organisations and individuals across Europe. We currently have 158 contacts from 47 countries or territories in our mailing list, including coordinators of national monitoring schemes, EBCC national delegates and BirdLife partner organisations as well as policy people and decision makers.

New website and newsletter
We are preparing a new and improved PECBMS website. The structure and overall layout of the site has been transformed to be more attractive, up to date and user friendly. The new website is scheduled to be online during the summer 2018. Also, we have developed a new electronic newsletter, produced on behalf of the EBCC and informing on related projects EBBA2 and EBP, too.

This new, quarterly newsletter has been sent out to our network already three times and was received positively. It is based on the outputs of a previous survey called “Help to improved PECBMS publication strategy” which we have spread in 2014 among 321 respondents. Most of them preferred to be informed regularly in the form of an e-mail newsletter.

BULGARIA

Name of scheme: Мониторинг на обикновените видове птици (Common Bird Monitoring Scheme)
Organisation: Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, BirdLife Bulgaria
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 120
Species: 63
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: line transect
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: no
Website: http://www.bspb.org/monitoring
Reference: Spasov, S. (2008): The State of Bulgaria´s Common Birds. Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Conservation Series, Book 13. Sofia, BSPB. (in Bulgarian and English)

trends for 2005-2013

trends for 2005-2011

and trends for 2005-2010

National indicators: Farmland Bird Index

Contact: Iordan Hristov, Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), P. O. Box 50, Sofia BG-1111, Bulgaria, e-mail: iordan.hristov@bspb.org

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