The new European Breeding Bird Atlas is progressing a lot as we approach the last fieldwork season. Improvement with regards to the previous 50×50 data provision is evident. Data from all European countries have been gathered and the global coverage reaches 75% of all squares.
In this context we are now very happy to send and share with all of you this report of the Third EBBA2 data provision.
All preliminary maps are also published in the EBBA2 mapviewer:
The report shows the pilot 50×50 km maps generated for 15 breeding bird species, summary information and the work scheduled until the publication.
We are aware of the great effort of all the national coordinators and thousands of volunteers have made to collect and provide a valuable piece of information from each individual country. Therefore, we would like to warmly thank to everyone for this fantastic work. This represents a great milestone for the project and will certainly strengthen our cooperation.
Thank you very much to make the new European Breeding Bird Atlas happen!
Sergi Herrando, 16.2.2017
Special thanks to all national coordinators and data providers for 3rd data provision: Taulant Bino & Mirjan Topi (Albania), Clara Pladevall (Andorra), Karen Aghababyan (Armenia), Norbert Teufelbauer (Austria), Elchin Sultanov (Azerbaijan), Anastasiya Kuzmenkova & Alexander 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).