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Status of common bird monitoring and atlas work in Spain

Monitoring


Present schemes

Breeding Bird Survey - Transect routes with 20 point counts, 5 minutes each on semi-random 10-km squares (n = 470 in 2005, 890 volunteers in 2006), from 1996 to present.


Breeding Nocturnal Bird Survey - Transect routes with 5 point counts, 10 minutes each on 10-km squares (n = 185 in 2005, 490 volunteers in 2006), from 2005 to present.


Previous schemes

Winter Bird Survey – Transect routes in winter from 1976 to 1977.

Breeding Nocturnal Bird Survey - Transect routes with 4 point counts, 50 minutes each on 10-km squares (n = 135 in 2005), from 1998 to 2004 (ca. 80/year).


Recent publications

Escandell, V. 2006. Breeding Bird Survey in Spain. Report 1996-2005. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Escandell, V. 2005. Breeding Bird Survey in Spain. Report 1996-2004. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Escandell, V. 2005. Breeding Nocturnal Bird Survey in Spain, Analysis and establishment of a new methodology. Report 2003-2004. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Escandell, V. 2004. Breeding Bird Survey in Spain. Report 1996-2003. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Del Moral, J. C. 2003. Breeding Bird Survey in Spain. Report 1996-2002. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.


Contact person

Virginia Escandell, SEO/BirdLife, Melquiades Biencinto, 34, 28053 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: vescandell@seo.org


Breeding Bird Ringing Survey – Constant effort bird ringing sites; 10 days, 6 hours each (n=52, 2005), from 1995 to present.


Contact person

Juan Carlos del Moral, SEO/BirdLife, Melquiades Biencinto, 34, 28053 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: jcdelmoral@seo.org


Home page

www.seo.org (see results and download annual reports), www.seo.org/?seguimientodeaves


Atlas work


Latest atlas

Census period: 1998-2002. Method: Breeding criteria in 10 x 10 km squares. Some species counted in specific censuses and monitoring through working groups (most threatened species). Maps of relative abundance generated from semi-quantitative information from the observers. Atlas published in 2004 (Marti, R. & Del Moral, J. C. 2004).


Previous atlases

Purroy, F.J. (coord.) 1997. The Atlas of Birds of Spain. Lynx Edicions. Covers the period 1975-95.


Ongoing atlases

A new wintering bird atlas is planned for 2007/8-2012, with pilot work started in 2006.


Ongoing schemes

A new wintering bird survey is planned for 2006/7-future. This will provide quantitative data for the future Spanish Atlas of Wintering Birds.


Publications

Marti, R. & Del Moral, J. C. (Eds.) 2004. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Spain: 1998-2002. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza-Sociedad Española de Ornitología. Madrid.


Contact person

Juan Carlos del Moral, SEO/BirdLife, Melquiades Biencinto, 34, 28053 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: jcdelmoral@seo.org


Home page

www.seo.org/?seguimientodeaves


Other Current National Surveys


1. Wetland Bird Survey

Undertaken by the regional governments and compiled by SEO/BirdLife
(www.seo.org/?seguimientodeaves)


Contact person

Blas Molina, SEO/BirdLife, Melquiades Biencinto, 34, 28053 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: bmolina@seo.org


2. National Specific censuses

2004. Red Kite, White Stork, Great Bustard and Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin.

2005. Black Kite, Black-bellied Sandgrouse/Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little Bustard, Moustached Warbler, Reed Bunting, Bonelli´s Eagle and Capercaillie.

2006. Shag, Marsh Harrier, Hen/Montagu´s Harrier and Black Vulture.


Contact person

Juan Carlos del Moral, SEO/BirdLife, Melquiades Biencinto, 34, 28053 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: jcdelmoral@seo.org


Information and timetable in: www.seo.org/?seguimientodeaves


Recent publications

Del Moral, J. C. 2004. Wintering population of Great Cormorant in Spain. II National Census. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid.

Seoane, J. 2005. The Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin in Spain. I National Census (2004). SEO/BirdLife. Madrid.

Alonso, J. C., Palacín, C. & Martín, C. A. 2005. The Great Bustard in the Iberian Peninsula. Actual Population and Census Methodology. SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Molina, B. & Del Moral, J. C. 2006. The White Stork in Spain. VI National Census (2004). SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.

Cardiel, I. 2006. The Red Kite in Spain. II National Census (2004). SEO/BirdLife, Madrid.


Latest update 11 May 2006

2007-04-11


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