niklaus carduelsi spinus instructionsThe European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (EBBA2) is currently in the middle of the data analysis process and consequently there are no final results at this stage of the project.

You can find out more about the EBBA2 future data access policy here.


Data on 50×50 km squares scale

The deadline for the final data submission and checking is set for July 2018, after which we can provide some summary statistics on the number of species, and squares that we will have data on.


Timed surveys on 10×10 km squares scale

In April 2018, we produced the final available dataset of timed surveys across Europe to be further used for Species Distribution Modelling (SDMs). Initially, we received data from more than 23,000 squares size of 10×10 km across the whole of Europe. Some European regions or countries have managed to provide a much higher density of timed surveys than others. For that reason, we made a data selection process, whose aim was to homogenise the sampling coverage as a robust basis for SDM. After the selection process, we still have 38,000 timed surveys coming from 17,000 10×10 km squares, which represents 15% of Europe! If you wish to read more about the data selection process, click here.


The final results will be published in a book and will be also available on-line by 2020.

However, if you are interested in how the scientific results will look like, there are two types of interesting maps already available. On one side there are the expected maps, based on simulations that attempt to show how the final maps will look like.

On the other hand, there are the first pilot maps  which have been generated from the first collected real, but incomplete, data as they come from the period from 2013 till 2016.

We have produced a special on-line tool to visualise the EBBA2 maps, the EBBA2 map viewer, so far only with information from the pilot data provision.