The final data collection for EBBA2 is in full speed and national coordinators across Europe are enthusiastically working to submit all of their data on-time. Until mid-September, we have received the data from 50×50 sqaures on bird distribution from 33 countries. We expect to receive the majority of remaining ones before the end of September.
In order to make the process as smooth as possible, EBBA2 coordination team has developed a special tool for national coordinators – MapChecker. MapChecker (presented with a picture above) should enable each coordinator to easily access and check their own data presented on a European map. It will also enable them to coordinate effectively the changes made in border squares with the neighbouring countries. We firmly believe that this tool will enable national coordinators to go smoothly through their data and use their time in efficient way.
Further work on data checking and finalising them on European level can now start. We hope that by the end of the year we will be able to start preparing the final maps and texts on individual species for the future EBBA2 publication.
Marina Kipson, 14.9.2018.