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 large-scale and long-term monitoring data on changes in breeding populations across Europe.

PECBMS aims are to:

  • collect data on European common bird species from national monitoring schemes and calculate European common bird indices and indicators
  • make European common bird indices and indicators available to the policy makers and promote them to public, too
  • in cooperation with scietists, explore the forces driving changes in populations of common birds in Europe
  • assist to national monitoring scheme coordinators with various tasks related to monitoring methods or data calculation
  • create and keep active network of national monitoring scheme coordinators and other experts on monitoring cooperating with the PECBMS project

PECBMS main outputs are:

Visit the PECBMS website: www.pecbms.info

For further information, please contact:

Alena Klvaňová, project manager; e-mail: klvanova @ birdlife.cz