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Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Finland

Bird monitoring

Breeding monitoring information in the PECMBS page.

Atlas work
Latest atlas
Census period: 2006-2010. Method: Breeding criteria 1-8 in 10 x 10 km
squares. No densities estimated. Atlas published in 2011 (Valkama et
al. 2011).

Previous atlases
1974 – 1979 (Hyytiä et al. 1983)

1986 – 1989 (Väisänen et al. 1998)

Ongoing atlases no

Publications

Contact
Jari Valkama, Finnish Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 17, P. Rautatiekatu 13, FI-00014, Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: jari.valkama (at) helsinki.fi

Homepage
http://atlas3.lintuatlas.fi/english

Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Germany

EBCC Delegates for Germany

  • Martin Flade, martin.fladelugv.brandenburg.de
  • Sven Trautmann, sven.trautmanndda-web.de

Monitoring
Present schemes

  • German Common Breeding Bird Survey: The programme started in 2004 and completely replaces the “Monitoring Programme for Common Birds” in Germany from 2011 on. It is based on line-transect mapping in spring on randomly chosen square plots of 100 ha.
  • German Rare Breeding Bird Survey: The programme includes all non-common breeding bird species, from irregular to widespread scarce bird species as well as colony-nesting species. It is based on the mapping and recording of territories, breeding pairs or nests on free selectable plots or census areas. The programme will start in 2011 and gradually replace the former programme in the next years, based on surveys in the federal states.

Previous schemes

  • Monitoring Programme for Common Birds: The former monitoring programme started in 1990 and run out in 2010. It used point counts on line transects and territory mapping on free selectable routes and plots.

Recent publications

Ad German Common Breeding Bird Survey)

Ad German Rare Breeding Bird Survey)

Ad Indicators)

  • Sukopp, U., Neukirchen, M., Ackermann, W., Fuchs, D., Sachteleben, J. & Schweiger, M. (2010): Bilanzierung der Indikatoren der Nationalen Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt: Wo steht Deutschland beim 2010-Ziel? – Natur und Landschaft 85: 288-300.

Contact
Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 4 a, D-48157 Münster, e-mail: info (at) dda-web.de

Homepage
http://www.dda-web.de

See results on species level on
http://www.dda-web.de/index.php?cat=service&subcat=vid

Other Current National Surveys

Atlas work
Latest atlas
Rheinwald, G. (1993): Atlas der Verbreitung und Häufigkeit der Brutvögel Deutschlands – Kartierung um 1985. Schriftenreihe des DDA 12, Bonn.

Census period: 1980-1989, focus on 1985. Method: semiquantitative maps for all breeding bird species generated from data collected by different methods and at different grids to UTM grid.

Previous atlases
Nicolai, B. (1993): Atlas der Brutvögel Ostdeutschlands. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena.

Rheinwald, G. (1982): Atlas der Verbreitung und Häufigkeit der Brutvögel Deutschlands – Kartierung um 1980. Schriftenreihe des Dachverbandes Deutscher Avifaunisten 6.

Rheinwald, G. (1977): Atlas der Brutverbreitung westdeutscher Vogelarten – Kartierung 1975. Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, Radolfzell.

Ongoing atlases
Census period: 2005-2009. Method: semiquantitative mapping of rare and scarce breeding birds on topographical maps 1:25.000 and estimates of present breeding numbers. For common species counts in randomly chosen 1 x 1 km squares by the German Common Breeding Bird Survey and calculation of population densities. The atlas will be published by end of 2012.

Publications

Contact
Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 4 a, D-48157 Münster, e-mail: info (at) dda-web.de

Homepage
http://www.dda-web.de/index.php?cat=adebar&subcat=hintergrund

Other links
Homepage of the Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (Federation of German Avifaunists): http://www.dda-web.de

Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Sweden

EBCC Delegates for Sweden

1) Åke Lindström Ake.Lindstrom@zooekol.lu.se
2) Sören Svensson Soren.Svensson@zooekol.lu.se

Monitoring
Present schemes

  • Point count routes, free choice, in summer since 1975 (267 routes counted 2009).
  • Point count routes, free choice, in winter since 1975/76 (309 routes counted in 2008/09).
  • Line transects (‘Fixed routes’) in summer since 1996. There are 716 routes distributed systematically, giving a semi-random distribution (519 of the routes counted in 2009).

Previous schemes

  • Census plots in summer 1969-1999.

Recent publications

  • Nilsson, A.L.K., Lindström, Å., Jonzén, N., Nilsson, S.G. & Karlsson, L. 2006. The effect of climate change on partial migration – the blue tit paradox. – Global Change Biol. 12:2014-2022.
  • Wretenberg, J., Lindström, Å., Svensson, S., Thierfelder, T. & Pärt, T. 2006. Population trends of farmland birds in Sweden and England – similar trends but different patterns of agricultural intensification. – J. Appl. Ecol. 43:1110-1120.
  • Wretenberg, J., Lindström, Å., Svensson, S. & Pärt, T. 2007. Linking agricultural policies to population trends of Swedish farmland birds in different agricultural regions. – J. Appl. Ecol. 44:933-941.
  • Ottvall, R., Edenius, L., Elmberg, J., Engström, H., Green, M., Holmqvist, N., Lindström, Å., Tjernberg, M. & Pärt, T. 2009. Population trends for Swedish breeding birds. – Ornis Svecica 19:117-192.
  • Lindström, Å.., Green, M. & Ottvall, R. 2010. Monitoring population changes of birds in Sweden. Annual report 2009, Department of Biology, Lund University. 76 pp. (in Swedish, but with Summary, table and figure legends in English, down-loadable from homepage)
  • Jiguet, F., Devictor, V, Ottvall, R., van Turnhout, C., van der Jeugt, H. & Lindström, Å. 2010. Bird population trends are linearly affected by climate change along species thermal ranges. – Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B: published on the website 16 June 2010.

Swedish Annual Report 2009

Additional information
Point counts routes include 20 points per route, five minutes of counting at each point (no distance limits). Data from summer point counts included in European bird indicator. Fixed routes include 8 km line transects and 8 point counts of five minutes (no distance limits).
Contact person
Åke Lindström, Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden. E-mail: Ake.Lindstrom@zooekol.lu.se

Home page
http://www.zoo.ekol.lu.se/birdmonitoring

Atlas work

Latest atlas
Census period: 1974-1984. Method: Breeding criteria 1-20 in 5 x 5 km squares.
No densities estimated. Atlas published in 1999 (Svensson et al. 1999).

Previous atlases
None.

Ongoing atlases
From 2003 onwards, some regions in southern Sweden repeat the work with the same methodology as in 1974-1984, but there is no national coordination.

Publications
Svensson, S., Svensson, M. & Tjernberg, M. 1999. Svensk Fågelatlas.
Vår Fågelvärld, suppl. 31.

Contact person
Sören Svensson, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden. E-mail: Soren.Svensson@zooekol.lu.se

Home page
For southernmost region ‘Skåne’, see:
http://www.skof.se/atlas/atlas_21.php?sida=00

Latest update 31 Aug 2010 / Åke Lindström