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Common Breeding Bird Monitoring

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Since 1983
Project manager: Renno Nellis

This program was started in 1983. Its aim is to observe long-term changes in the number of the birds during the breeding season, reflecting changes in habitats and in the environment on a larger scale. The project is a part of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) , with 22 European countries participating. In 1994 it was included in the Estonian national program of biological monitoring.

The censuses are carried out on fixed routes, on which 20 count spots have been determined. The distance between the observation spots has to be at least 250 meters. At each spot, the observer also adds a description of the habitat. This is done by selecting one from a list of 22 simplified descriptions of different habitat categories. At each spot, all bird species that are sighted and heard during a five-minute period are registered. The route is walked once or twice each spring, early in the morning. In addition, a number of routine standards have been set in regard to the conditions for carrying out the observations, in order to ensure that censuses take place in as similar conditions as possible each year.