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Name of scheme: German Common Breeding Bird Survey
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2004
Number of fieldworkers: 1230
Species: 90
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: line-transect mapping
Selection of plots: stratified random
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.dda-web.de/mhb
Reference: Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Wahl, J., Berlin, K., Gottschalk, T., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., and S. Trautmann (2012): Vogelmonitoring in Deutschland. Programme und Anwendungen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 119. 257p.

Contact: Sven Trautmann, DDA - Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten, An den Speichern 6, 48157 Münster, Germany, e-mail: trautmanndda-web.de

Note: The programme from 2011 on completely replaces the former "Common Bird Census" which started 1989 and ended in 2010.


Name of scheme: German Rare Breeding Bird Survey
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (Federation of German Avifaunists)
Status: ongoing
Start: 2011
Number of fieldworkers: currently ca. 2000
Species: currently 78, planned 180-200
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: Mapping and counting of territories/breeding pairs/nests
Selection of plots: free choice of plots and census areas
Sustainable support: yes

Contact: Christoph Grueneberg, Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., An den Speichern 6, D-48157 Münster, Germany, email: gruenebergdda-web.de

Note: The programme gradually replaces the former "Monitoring Programme of Rare Breeding Birds", started in 1977 and combined 1990 with monitoring programmes in the formerly German Democratic Republic.


Name of scheme: German Common Bird Census
Organisation: Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V., Steckby
Status: finished
Start/End: 1989/2010
Number of fieldworkers: 500
Species: 100-130
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts, line transects and territory mapping
Selection of plots: free choice; stratified typical in the federal state of Brandenburg only
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.dda-web.de/index.php?cat=monitoring&subcat=ha_alt&subsubcat=programm

Contact: Martin Flade, Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz Brandenburg, Leiter Referat GR 3 Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin/ Naturparke, Nord Hoher Steinweg 5-6 D, 16278 Angermünde Germany, e-mail: martin.flade (at) lugv.brandenburg.de


National indicators: Indicator "Species Diversity and landscape quality" (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation), including sub-indicators for different habitats (Farmland, Forests, Settlements, Inland waters, Coastal/Sea and Alps).
The indicator "Species diversity and landscape quality" forms part of the National Sustainability Strategy, the National Strategy on Biological Diversity and related indicator based assessment reports.

Reference: Sudfeldt, C., Dröschmeister, R., Wahl, J., Berlin, K., Gottschalk, T., Grüneberg, C., Mitschke, A., and S. Trautmann (2012): Vogelmonitoring in Deutschland. Programme und Anwendungen. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 119: 189-196.
Flade, M., Grüneberg, C., Sudfeldt, C. & Wahl, J. (2008): Birds and Biodiversity in Germany - 2010 Target. DDA, NABU, DRV, DO-G, Münster.

Indicators produced are used as official indicators in the country: yes

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