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Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Denmark

Monitoring

Present schemes

Point count routes in summer since 1976. Routes chosen by observers (n = 374 in 2005).

Point count routes in winter since 1975/76. Routes chosen by observers (n = 284 in 2004/05).


Recent publications

Heldbjerg, H. & Lerche-Jørgensen, M. (2012): Overvågning af de almindelige fuglearter i Danmark 1975-2011. Årsrapport for Punkttællingsprojektet. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening. (In Danish with an English summary) - available in PDF

Contact person

Henning Heldbjerg, BirdLife Denmark (DOF), Vesterbrogade 138-140, DK 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. E-mail: henning.heldbjerg@dof.dk


Home page

www.dof.dk/punkt


Atlas work


Latest atlas

Census period: 1993-1996. Method: Breeding criteria in 5 x 5 km squares. Changes in abundance between two atlas-periods shown for each species. Maps of relative abundance generated from counts and frequency indices. Densities estimated for common terrestrial species based on mapping censuses. Atlas published in 1998 (Grell 1998).


Previous atlases

Dybbro, T. (1976) De danske ynglefugles udbredelse: Resultaterne af af Atlasprojektet, kortlægningen af Danmarks ynglefugle 1971-1974. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening, København.


Ongoing atlases

BirdLife Denmark recently has launched a new atlas project mapping the distribution of the birds of Denmark. The project will run over the coming eight years and will involve more than 1000 volunteers, collecting data over a four year period (2014-17). The new atlas will be the third project mapping the breeding birds in Denmark. The previous atlas projects were carried out by BirdLife Denmark in 1971-74 and 1993-96, respectively. The timing is therefore perfect for a new atlas, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Aage V. Jensen Nature Foundation.

The complete atlas is planned to be published in 2019 as a digital database as well as printed as a book. With the field work completed already in 2017, up-to-date data will most likely be available for The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds II, which is to be published in 2019, as well.


Publications

Grell, M.B. 1998 Fuglenes Danmark. Gads Forlag, København.


Contact person

Thomas Vikstrøm, BirdLife Denmark (DOF), Vesterbrogade 138-140, DK 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. E-mail: thomas.vikstroem@dof.dk


Home page

http://www.dof.dk/sider/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=897&Itemid=953

http://www.dofbasen.dk/ART/


Other Current National Surveys


Rare and threatened breeding birds survey (DATSY)


Present schemes

1998-2017. 41 species now monitored


Publications

Nyegaard, T. (ed): Truede og sjældne ynglefugle i Danmark 2011. Dansk Ornitologisk Forening.


Contact person

Timme Nyegaard, BirdLife Denmark (DOF), Vesterbrogade 138-140, DK 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. E-mail: timme.nyegaard@dof.dk


Home page

http://www.dof.dk/sider/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=545&Itemid=610


IBA Caretaker Project


Present schemes

2003-2013. Focusing on monitoring, advocacy for, and communication of Denmark’s 127 IBA’s and about 20 other important bird areas. Involves nearly 1000 volunteers.


Publications

Vikström, T. 2004 Taking care of Denmark’s IBAs. World Birdwatch 26, 2: 22-24.

Vikström, T. 2007: State of the Danish IBA Caretaker Project 2006 – BirdLife Denmark.

Barov. B. 2009: The Danish IBA Caretakers network – BirdLife International.

Barov, B. 2011: Volunteering the Danish way - World Birdwatch 33, 2: 24-25.


Contact person

Thomas Vikstrøm, BirdLife Denmark (DOF), Vesterbrogade 138-140, DK 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. E-mail: thomas.vikstroem@dof.dk


Home page

www.dof.dk/caretaker


DOFbasen


Present schemes

Database on Bird-observations. Started in the 1990s, online version www.dofbasen.dk from May 2002.

More than 1 mio. records entered annually with a total of 12 mio. records from 17,000 sites. 2000 observers.

DOFbasen is used as the database for the different monitoring projects.


Publications

Timme Nyegaard, Henning Heldbjerg & Steen Brølling: DOF basen 10 years - Bird Census News 2012 (1): 13-16.


Contact person

Timme Nyegaard, BirdLife Denmark (DOF), Vesterbrogade 138-140, DK 1620 Copenhagen V, Denmark. E-mail: timme.nyegaard@dof.dk


Home page

www.dofbasen.dk


Latest update 12 October 2012; Henning Heldbjerg

2012-10-17


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