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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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Questions & Answers

Compiled by Petr Voříšek, Arco Van Strien, Willy Van Strien, Jana Škorpilová, Ian Burfield and Richard D. Gregory

Updated on 11 November 2017

In a form of questions and answers, this section aims to help understanding methods of data collation and analysis within the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. The section is complementary to the section Methods. We expect the Questions and Answers will be updated on regular basis and appreciate suggestions for improvements or completely new questions on methods of production and interpretation of supranational species population trends and indicators. Please send comments and suggestions to Petr Voříšek, the PECBMS coordinator, EuroMonitoringbirdlife.cz.

1. National data sources, field work

2. National species trends and indices (some questions apply to the supranational level too)

3. Supranational species trends and indices (some questions apply to multispecies indicators too)

4. Multispecies indicators: species selection and classification

5. Multispecies indicators: production

6. Multispecies indicators: interpretation

7. References

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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Report on the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme, June 2017

The report summarizes the activities of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) between January and June 2017. Thanks to the new grant from the European Commission (project „New Generation European Wild Bird Indicators“), PECBMS core activities could re-start again in 2017. The project, led by RSPB in cooperation with CSO will deliver standard supra-national species trends and indicators and will make them available at the web site.

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New study: EU Nature policies reduce but don´t reverse decline of farmland birds

New research, published in Conservation Letters, by a team of conservation researchers, including BirdLife Europe and its partners [1], shows that EU nature legislation and EU agriculture-environment schemes can help to preserve farmland birds, however their impact is weakened by the devastating impact of agriculture intensification. Continue reading New study: EU Nature policies reduce but don´t reverse decline of farmland birds