In particular, 50×50 km maps showing occurrence, breeding evidence and abundance for 15 species are already available: Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus), Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla), Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos), Common Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), Eurasian Eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala), Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula), Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). A fourth map comparing the squares where the species was recorded in the first atlas and in EBBA2 has also been produced.
All these cartographic data are available at the EBBA2MapViewer, a special tool produced to visualise these and the forthcoming maps of this exciting project. These maps were produced through already the third data provision request sent to all national coordinators within the EBBA2 scope, and are an updated version for the five species requested in the first pilot data provision. Detailed information on the characteristics of the first pilot data provision is available in Bird Census News 2014: 27.
We thank all the community of European ornithologists and birdwatchers that made this step in EBBA2 possible. We would like to mention here the national contacts who reported data for our third data provision on behalf of many persons and organisations: Taulant Bino & Mirjan Topi (Albania), Clara Pladevall (Andorra), Karen Aghababyan (Armenia), Norbert Teufelbauer (Austria), Elchin Sultanov (Azerbaijan), Anastasiya Kuzmenkova & Alexandre Vintchevski (Belarus), Jean-Yves Paquet & Anny Anselin (Belgium), Dražen Kotrošan & Jovica Sjeničić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Stoycho Stoychev & Svetoslav Spasov (Bulgaria), Vlatka Dumbovic & Tibor Mikuska (Croatia), Christina Ieronymidou (Cyprus), Karel Štastný & Vladimír Bejček & Zdeněk Vermouzek (Czech Republic), Charlotte Moshoj & Thomas Vikstrøm (Denmark), Uku Paal & Jaanus Elts (Estonia), Aleksi Lehikoinen (Finland), Jérémy Dupuy, Bernard Deceuninck, Jean-Philippe Siblet & Frederic Jiguet (France), Guillermo Mayor & Alexander Abuladze (Georgia), Bettina Gerlach, Christoph Sudfeldt & Christoph Grüneberg (Germany), Danae Portolou (Greece), Karoly Nagy, Zsolt Nagy & Tibor Szep (Hungary), Gudmundur Gudmundsson & Kristinn Skarphedinsson (Iceland), Brian Caffrey, Olivia Crowe & Justin Walker (Ireland), Roberto Lardelli & Lorenzo Fornasari (Italy), Askar Isabekov & Olga Voltzit (Kazakhstan), Qenan Maxhuni (Kosovo), Viesturs Kerus & Andris Dekants (Latvia), Georg Willi & Peter Knaus (Liechtenstein), Liutauras Raudonikis (Lithuania), Patric Lorgé & Mikis Bastian (Luxembourg), Metodija Velevski & Danka Uzunova (Macedonia), Joanna Mandila & Nicholas Barbara (Malta), Mihailo Jovičević & Darko Saveljić (Montenegro), Kjetil Mork, Ingar Jostein Øien & Paul Shimmings (Norway), Tomasz Chodkiewicz & Tomasz Wilk (Poland), Domingos Leitao, João Rabaça & Carlos Godinho (Portugal), Vitalie Ajder, Silvia Ursul & Emanuel Baltag (Republic of Moldova), Judit Veres-Szászka & Zoltan Szabo (Romania), Olga Voltzit & Mikhail Kalyakin (Russia), Dimitrije Radisic, Draženko Rajković, Saša Rajkov, Slobodan Puzović & Milan Ružić (Serbia), Jozef Ridzoň (Slovakia), Tomaž Mihelič (Slovenia), Juan Carlos del Moral & Blas Molina (Spain), Fredrik Haas, Ake Lindstrom & Martin Green (Sweden), Hans Schmid & Peter Knaus (Switzerland), Chris van Turnhout & Dirk Zoetebier (The Netherlands), Kerem Boyla & Eylül Dizdaroğlu (Turkey), Justin Walker, Dawn Balmer & Simon Gillings (UK), Igor Gorban & Tatiana Kuzmenko (Ukraine), as well as international on-line portals BirdTrack, eBird, Observation.org & Ornitho, regional sources & foreign birdwatchers, with special mention to Stephan Ernst (Albania), Kai Gauger (Azerbaijan) & Johannes Kamp (Kazakhstan).
Thanks a lot to thousands of ornithologists and birdwatchers across Europe!