Thursday, 5 May 2011


SEO/BirdLife has just brought out a new booklet on the various bird monitoring projects it runs for the two-year period 2009-2010. As on previous occasions this hard-copy booklet is issued free of charge to all voluntary collaborators in the various long-term bird monitoring schemes run by SEO/BirdLife (Common Breeding-Bird Census and Nocturnal Bird Monitoring Scheme) while the online English version can be downloaded free by just clicking on the cover.

The contents of this 36-page survey, crammed with priceless information, are the following:

- Spring Common Breeding-Bird Census (showing the population trends of common breeding birds)
- Winter Common Bird Census (initial results)
- Nocturnal Bird Monitoring Scheme (population trend of nocturnal birds)
- Breeding Bird Monitoring Ringing Plan
- BIRDS AND CLIMATE (records of first arrivals of migrating birds)
- Spanish Wintering Wildfowl Count. January 2009
- Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Spain (provisional results)
- National Census of Woodland Raptors (population estimates and sighting frequency maps for nine species: Honey Buzzard, Black Kite, Red Kite, Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Short-Toed Eagle, Goshawk, Sparrow Hawk and Hobby)
- The Fuerteventura Stonechat (world census 2005-2006)
- The Lesser Grey Shrike (2003-2010 censuses)