Many EBCC partners carry out their own national bird atlases. Most of them are breeding bird atlases, but some show distribution maps for other seasons, particularly for winter. Usually, it takes some years to complete atlas fieldwork, e.g. 3–4 years; maps therefore show distributions for a period of a few years. National atlases are often repeated, typically after 15–25 years, and this allows to track temporal changes in bird distribution. In many countries, international cooperation for EBBA2 was a good opportunity to start a national atlas. In some eastern European countries, this resulted in the first national atlas. In western and central Europe the EBBA2 period often coincided with atlas work for a second or a third national atlas. Below you will find information on the national bird atlases carried out in Europe since 2010. Older atlases and regional atlases are not shown.



Epsilon Malta Ltd, Nature Conservation Consultants (2019). Malta Breeding Bird Atlas 2018. Malta: Wild Birds Regulation Unit, Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change.


Breeding (2018)