Author Archives: Marina Kipson

EBBA2 50×50 final data collection – where we stand

The data available for Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) presented in our MapChecker tool

The final data collection for EBBA2 is in full speed and national coordinators across Europe are enthusiastically working to submit all of their data on-time. Until mid-September, we have received the data from 50×50 sqaures on bird distribution from 33 countries.  We expect to receive the majority of remaining ones before the end of September.


In order to make the process as smooth as possible, EBBA2 coordination team has developed a special tool for national coordinators – MapChecker. MapChecker (presented with a picture above) should enable each coordinator to easily access and check their own data presented on a European map. It will also enable them to coordinate effectively the changes made in border squares with the neighbouring countries. We firmly believe that this tool will enable national coordinators to go smoothly through their data and use their time in efficient way.


Further work on data checking and finalising them on European level can now start. We hope that by the end of the year we will be able to start preparing the final maps and texts on individual species for the future EBBA2 publication.


Marina Kipson, 14.9.2018.

The new issue of Bird Census News is out!


The new issue of Bird Census News is out. Do not miss out to check the newest articles!

Bird Census News is the Journal of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC). It was first published in 1987. It gradually evolved from a typewritten photocopied leaflet to the present form. Rob Bijlsma (The Netherlands) has been editor from 1987-1992, Anny Anselin (Belgium) is editor since 1993.
The publication of the Journal has been possible by the financial support of SOVON, Beek-Ubbergen (1987-1992) and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest, Brussels (1993-).

Bird Census News reports on the developments in census and atlas work in Europe, from the local to the continental scale, and provides a forum for discussion of methodological issues. A special section is dedicated to book reviews and these topics. And of course, you find in Bird Census News all information on the EBCC and its ongoing projects. The Journal is published two times a year: once in spring and once in autumn with about 40 pages per issue.

Bird Census News will surely interest you! It is meant as a forum for everybody involved in bird census, monitoring and atlas studies, from Iceland to Turkey and from Portugal to Russia and further. We invite you to use it for publishing news on your activities within this field.

Please read more info on BCN here.

Editor of BCN: Anny Anselin