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What is Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme?

Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) has commenced in January 2002. The main project goal is to use common birds as indicators of the general state of nature using scientific data on changes in breeding populations across Europe.
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This report presents an updated population trends and indices of 148 common European bird species for the time period 1980 - 2010 that have been produced by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) in 2012.
Updated common bird indicators for Europe, EU and their regions for the same time period can be found here.



Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) presents a set of updated European wild bird indicators for the time period 1980 - 2010. 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 habitat.



The leaflet Population Trends of Common European Breeding Birds 2012 summarizes the latest results for the time period 1980 - 2010.



The report summarizes the activities of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) from December 2010 to December 2011. During this period we updated and published new European indices and indicators and started the collection of new national indices for the next update. The results were promoted in the leaflet as well as on the website. The increasing use and publication of the PECBMS results since the inception of the project were highlighted in the new section on the EBCC website. The regular meeting of all co-workers at the PECBMS workshop is under preparation and will take place in February 2012.



Brussels, 25 August 2011 - Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.



This report presents an updated population trends and indices of 145 common European bird species for the time period 1980 - 2009 that have been produced by the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) in 2011.
Updated common bird indicators for Europe, EU and their regions for the same time period can be found here.


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