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Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Netherlands

Monitoring


Present schemes

Breeding Birds Census - (Mainly) territory mapping census of all species or rare/scarce species in plots from 1984 onwards (ca. 1500-2000/year). Plots vary in size and are non-randomly chosen except for point-counts in urban area.


Colony Breeding Birds Census - Counting of nests/breeding pairs in colonies from 1990 onwards.


Previous schemes

None, but some regional initiatives provide valuable information.


Recent publications

Boele, A., van Bruggen, J., van Dijk, A.J., Hustings, F., Vergeer, J.W., Ballering, L. & Plate, C.L. (2013) Broedvogels in Nederland in 2011. Sovon-rapport 2013/01. Sovon Vogelonderzoek Nederland, Nijmegen.


Contact person

Arjan Boele, Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Postbus 6521, 6503 GA Nijmegen, Netherlands. E-mail: arjan.boelesovon.nl


Home page

www.sovon.nl

See results on species level: https://www.sovon.nl/nl/content/vogelinfo and download annual reports: https://www.sovon.nl/nl/content/broedvogels_nederland_2011


Atlas work


Latest atlas

Census period: 1998-2000. Method: Maps of relative abundance for common species generated from counts in randomly chosen 1 x 1 km squares (30% of total). Breeding criteria in 5 x 5 km squares and estimates of present breeding numbers for rare and scarce species. Atlas published in 2002 (SOVON 2002).


Previous atlases

SOVON 1987. Atlas van de Nederlandse vogels. SOVON, Arnhem.

Teixeira, R.M. (Ed.), 1979. Atlas van de Nederlandse broedvogels. Natuurmonumenten, ís-Graveland


Ongoing atlases

Atlas of breeding and wintering birds (fieldwork 2012-15).


Publications

SOVON Vogelonderzoek Nederland, 2002. Atlas van de Nederlandse Broedvogels 1998-2000. Nederlandse Fauna 5. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij and European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden.


Contact person

Chris van Turnhout, Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Postbus 6521, 6503 GA Nijmegen, Netherlands. E-mail: chris.vanturnhoutsovon.nl


Home page

www.sovon.nl


Other Current National Surveys


1) Waterbird Survey (www.sovon.nl)

2) Point Transect counts: counts of terrestrial birds in winter (www.sovon.nl)


Latest update 17 October 2013

2013-10-31


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