Bird Numbers 2022

We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) called Bird Numbers 2022: “Beyond the Atlas: challenges and opportunities”. The conference will be held from 4 to 8 April 2022 in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, at the Swiss Museum of Transport (“Verkehrshaus der Schweiz”) next to Lake Lucerne. Mid-conference excursions are planned to various locations in the region. The conference will be organised by the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach.

Visit the conference website www.ebcc2022.ch.

Currently, we are hopeful that the conference can take place as planned with physical attendance. Any changes will be announced on this site at a later stage.

EBCC conferences are held every three years, bringing together people involved in bird monitoring, research and conservation across Europe and beyond. One year after the publication of the European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 book and following the online version of the maps planned for the end of 2021, there will be a strong focus on topics following up on EBBA2, be it the use for conservation, research, national atlases and monitoring programmes. We also welcome contributions in any topics related to EBCC work, including specific monitoring programmes, studies of causes of population change, demography or distribution in European birds, studies of the effectiveness of conservation action and the impact of government policies, new technologies, methods or analytical techniques, the use of birds as indicators, and the development of citizen science projects.

We are sure that this will be another successful and inspiring EBCC conference and look forward to welcoming you in Lucerne.

Mark Eaton, EBCC Chair

Thomas Sattler, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee