100,000 timed surveys gathered in second data provision!


Common nightingale (photo by Frebeck (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)


The second data provision that took place towards the end of 2015 was a new collective success for EBBA2! Almost 100,000 timed surveys from nearly all European countries have been gathered and we are about to start the process of generation of pilot modelled maps for a few species. As a summary of this data compilation, we would like to present some of the first pilot maps.


The first map shows the 10×10 km squares for which we received data, as well as the data selected for pilot modelling.



The other two maps show the reported occurrence for Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and Thrush nightingale (Luscinia luscinia).




Thrush nightingale (photo by Locaguapa, (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

We hope that these preliminary maps stress the importance of doing standardised surveys across Europe and within the next 2 seasons, the picture will be even more complete.


2.3.2016, Sergi Herrando