In 2017, EBBA2 coordination team started a challenge “Filling EBBA2 Gaps” with the aim of increasing foreign expeditions and targeting mapping efforts in gap 50×50 squares. This was the last data collection season for EBBA2, and we are glad to say, that through challenge, we managed to receive data for 35 50×50 squares from seven priority countries (Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine). In total we had 10 participating units, either individuals or teams, that had dedicated their time and planned their expeditions in order to help us map areas that lacked breeding bird data. People that contributed to our challenge came from Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Switzerland and UK and we would like to thank to all of them for their mapping effort.
We are extremely grateful to the sponsor of our challenge, Meopta, who contributed the prizes for the participants. The prizes include two binoculars from the series MeoPro HD 10×42, and the main prize binocular MeoStar HD 10×42. As a reward for their efforts, a lottery drawing will take place on Sunday, 24th of September, at the Delta Birding Festival in Spain, where three winners of the valuable prizes will be announced.
We believe that this high quality Meopta binoculars will enable the lottery drawing winners with many more exciting birdwatching moments.
Many thanks to all participants for their enthusiasm, and we wish them all good luck before the drawing!
20.9.2017, Marina Kipson