The Atlas of German Breeding Birds (Atlas Deutscher Brutvogelarten: ADEBAR) has just been published.
It represents the first systematic and uniform approach to the recording of Germany’s breeding birds. There are 280 breeding bird species in Germany. Of these, 248 native and 20 non-native species occurred as regular breeding birds in the majority of the mapping years. For a further 12 species (7 native, 5 non-native) records of breeding were only obtained for a single year or for a few years only.The most common by far are the Common Chaffinch and the Blackbird, each with a mean of over 8 million territories, followed by the Great Tit with more than 5 million territories.
Together with a further 19 species, each of which number more than 1 million pairs or territories, these make up 80% of all breeding birds. On the other hand, many species are rare and highly endangered. These include the Eurasian Golden Plover, the Woodchat Shrike and the Aquatic Warbler, which have shown a sharp decline in numbers and face extinction if protection measures are not improved.
Atlas Deutscher Brutvogelarten – Atlas of German Breeding Birds.
Format 24,5 x 32,5 cm, hardcover, comprehensive information on the breeding distribution and population trends for 311 German breeding bird species, illustrations by Paschalis Dougalis, 800 pages.
In German with English summaries.
Price: 98,00 €.
The book can be ordered online at: www.dda-web.de