Support the final gap filling for EBBA2 in Russia

Collected until 23rd of May: 6950,00 euros

Still lacking: 2050,00 euros

Although EBBA2 fieldwork season is finished, in the 2018 additional gap filling will happen in European Russia. Help them to collect funds by choosing to sponsor one of the below species!

 

Why is mapping of European Russia crucial for EBBA2?

European Russia covers a vast area and makes 35% of the overall territory of Europe. There are areas within Russia that are literally ornithologists free – no one ever reached them in recent times in order to see which bird species can be found there. During the EBBA2 period, Russian colleagues, led by Mikhail Kalyakin and Olga Voltzit, have made an incredible progress in mapping birds across Russia – nicely visible from the maps of covered areas below!

 

What is planned for 2018 fieldwork?

Our colleagues have managed to do an incredible chunk of work, but there are still quite big gaps that can be filled. The Russian volunteers are prepared to go to these areas to map birds and their enthusiasm to do this work is incredible, which is also reflected in the maps shown above. The areas where mapping of birds is still needed are often not easily reachable, and expenses only to get there can be extremely high – especially if you need to rent a helicopter to reach your destination! The fieldwork is planned between May and July and we need to act quickly to provide them the support.

 

What is needed now?

In order to help them reach these vast and far away areas, and to better understand the overall species distribution in Europe, we need to collect additional funds for fieldwork in Russia this year. Estimated costs are up to 9000 euros, and we need to act soon in order for them to manage this on time.

If you wish to contribute directly to help our Russian colleagues, you can do so by using our EBBA2 species sponsorship platform and donating for species of conservation concern that have the majority of their population in Russia. Simply choose one of the species listed below!

 

NEWSFLASH
VIDEO 1: Mikhail Kalyakin, one of two Russian coordinators, explains the importance of mapping in Russia on European level, where the expeditions are planned in 2018, and how you can support them

 

VIDEO 2: Åke Lindström, from Lund University in Sweden, explains why 12 authors of the book “Fåglarna i Sverige – antal och förekomst” decided to provide one of the first supports for Russian atlas in 2013

 

Species for sponsorship of Russian expeditions in 2018

Species of global conservation concern with the majority of their population in Russia (source Birdlife International, 2017)

anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose, Anser erythropus (78% of European population)

aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca (63% of European population)

aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis (100% of European population)

circus macrourus Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus (97% of European population)

clanga clanga Greater Spotted Eagle, Clanga clanga (78% of European population)

clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis (92% of European population)

emberiya aureola Yellow-breasted Bunting, Emberiza aureola (83% of European population)

emberiya rustica Rustic Bunting, Emberiza rustica (66% of European population)

falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus (85% of European population)

gallinago media Great Snipe, Gallinago media (81% of European population)

gavia admasii Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii (100% of European population)

glareola nordmanni Black-winged Pratincole, Glareola nordmanni (99% of European population)

melanitta fusca Velvet Scoter, Melanitta fusca (78% of European population)

pagophila Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea (83% of European population)

polysticta Steller’s Eider, Polysticta stelleri (100% of European population)

turdus iliacus Redwing, Turdus iliacus (75% of European population)

vanellus gregarius Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius (100% of European population)

Species of European conservation concern concentrated in Europe, with majority of the population in Russia (source Birdlife International, 2017)

calidris pugnax Ruff, Calidris pugnax (94% of European population)

crex crex Corncrake, Crex crex (74% of European population)

emberiza hortulana Ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana (60% of European population)

muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata (55% of European population)

tetraogallus caucasicus Caucasian Snowcock, Tetraogallus caucasicus (75% of European population)

Species of European conservation concern, concentrated outside of Europe, with majority of their European population concentrated in Russia (source Birdlife International, 2017)

actitis hzpoleucos Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos (59% of European population)

alauda rufescens Lesser Short-toed Lark, Alauda rufescens (65% of European population)

anas acuta Northern Pintail, Anas acuta (94% of European population)

anthus trivialis Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis (60% of European population)

asio flameus Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus (86% of European population)

aythya fuligula Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula (60% of European population)

aythya marila Greater Scaup, Aythya marila (96% of European population)

bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus (93% of European population)

carpodacus erzthrinus Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus (93% of European population)

carpodacus rosicila Great Rosefinch, Carpodacus rubicilla (98% of European population)

circus cyaneus Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus (70% of European population)

chlidonias niger Black Tern, Chlidonias niger (58% of European population)

cynistes cyanus Azure Tit, Cyanistes cyanus (92% of European population)

cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus (100% of European population)

fringilla montifringilla Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla (77% of European population)

gallinago gallinago Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago (77% of European population)

gavia arctica Arctic Loon, Gavia arctica (69% of European population)

gavia stellata Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata (62% of European population)

lagopus lagopus Willow Grouse, Lagopus lagopus (52% of European population)

melanocorypha Black Lark, Melanocorypha yeltoniensis (100% of European population)

mergellus allbelus Smew, Mergellus albellus (61% of European population)

phoenicurus erytrogastrus White-winged Redstart, Phoenicurus erythrogastrus (86% of European population)

poecille cinctus Siberian Tit, Poecile cinctus (93% of European population)

poecile montanus Willow Tit, Poecile montanus (87% of European population)

prunella atrogularis Black-throated Accentor, Prunella atrogularis (100% of European population)

spatula querquedula Garganey, Spatula querquedula (84% of European population)

strix nebulosa Great Grey Owl, Strix nebulosa (68% of European population)

zapronia pusilla Baillon’s Crake, Zapornia pusilla (68% of European population)