19th International Conference of the EBCC

Bird Numbers 2013, the 19th conference of the EBCC, was held from 17th - 21st September, 2013 in Cluj, the capital of the Transylvanian region of Romania.

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 ( or

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 (

Further information on the conference, including the programme of talks and book of abstracts, can still be found on the conference website (


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