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LATVIA

Name of scheme: Latvijas ligzdojočo putnu uzskaites (Latvian Breeding Bird Monitoring scheme)
Organisation: Latvian Ornithological Society
Status: ongoing
Start: 2005
Number of fieldworkers: 40
Species: 90
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: line transect
Selection of plots: systematic and random
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.lob.lv/lv/lp_monitorings
Reference: Auninč, A. (2009): The new Latvian breeding bird monitoring scheme: sampling design, methods and first results. Bird Census News 22/2: 51 - 62.
Auninč, A. 2013. Changes in Abundance of Common Birds in Latvia during the Last Seven Years. Putni dabā 2013/1, 10 - 13.
Auninč, A. (red.) (2005): Monitoring of the Latvian Breeding Birds. Methodology of counts. (in Latvian). Riga, Latvians Ornithological Society.
Auninč, A., 2016. How populations of the breeding birds have changed in last 10 years? (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2016, 10–15.
Auninč, A., 2015. Latvian breeding bird counts : changes in abundance of the common birds 2005 – 2014. (in Latvian) Putni dabā 2015, 8–15.

Contact: Ainars Auninč, Vilandes iela 3 - 7, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia, e-mail: ainars.aunins (at) lu.lv

Name of scheme: Monitoring of birds and habitats in agricultural lands
Organisation: Latvian Fund for Nature
Status: finished
Start/end: 1995/2006
Number of fieldworkers: 6
Species: 25
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: point counts
Selection of plots: random
Reference: Auninč, A., Priednieks, J. (2008): Ten years of farmland bird monitoring in Latvia: population changes 1995-2004. Revista Catalana dŽOrnitologia 24: 53-64.
Auninč, A. and Priednieks, J. (2003): Bird population changes in Latvian farmland 1995-2000: responses to different scenarios of rural development. Ornis Hungarica 12-13: 41-50.
Auninč, A., Priednieks, J., 2009. Recent changes in agricultural landscape and bird populations in Latvia: impacts and prospects of EU agricultural policy. Avocetta 33, 93–98.

Contact: Ainars Auninč, Vilandes iela 3 - 7, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia, e-mail: ainars.aunins (at) lu.lv

Name of scheme: Breeding Bird Counts
Organisation: University of Latvia
Status: finished
Start/end: 1983/1994
Number of fieldworkers: 7
Species: 30
Habitats recorded: no
Methods: line transect
Selection of plots: free choice

Contact: Janis Priednieks, Kronvalda bulv. 4, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia, e-mail: jpriedn (at) lanet.lv

Name of scheme: Naktsputnu uzskaites (Nightbird monitoring scheme, previously called Corncrake monitoring scheme)
Organisation: Latvian Ornithological Society
Status: specialized ongoing scheme (farmland birds active at night)
Start: 2006 (Corncrake since 1989)
Number of fieldworkers: 35
Species: 15
Habitats recorded: yes
Methods: territory mapping
Sustainable support: yes
Website: http://www.lob.lv/lv/programmas/naktsputni.php

Contact: Oskars Keičs, Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, Miera iela 3, Salaspils, LV-2169, Latvia, e-mail: grieze (at) lanet.lv

National indicators: Farmland Bird Indicator (Latvian and PECBMS version), Breeding density of Corncrake

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

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