The European Bird Census Council (EBCC) is an association under Dutch Law of like-minded expert ornithologists co-operating in a range of ways to improve bird monitoring and atlas work and thereby inform and improve the management and conservation of bird populations in Europe.

The aims of EBCC are to:

  • Bring together ornithologists who are interested in the study of distribution, numbers, and demography of European birds.
  • Encourage monitoring of bird distribution, numbers, and demography aimed at improving their conservation and management.
  • Promote rigorously planned monitoring with clear objectives.
  • Detect and if possible, understand changes, and provide relevant agencies with sound information to base conservation and management actions.
  • Promote the development of indicators of the changing capacity of European landscapes to support wildlife.
  • Encourage communication and collaboration between organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in monitoring bird populations and their distribution.
  • Promote the exchange of news, ideas, and expertise through its journal, Bird Census News, webpage, social media (Facebook, Twitter), and through its conferences and workshops.
  • Host major international conferences on a 3-year cycle across Europe with published proceedings.
  • Work closely with international ornithological and conservation organizations, and encourage links between ornithologists, land managers, and policymakers.
  • Run major international projects such as the European atlases (EBBA1 and EBBA2) and monitoring schemes (PECBMS, EBP, etc)
  • Encourage and create specialist working groups to tackle relevant topics.




Verena Keller
EBCC Chair
E-mail: verena.keller@vogelwarte.ch
Petr Voříšek
Manager of the EBCC Office
Czech Society for Ornithology
Na Bělidle 34
CZ-150 00 Prague 5
Czech Republic
Mobile: +420 776 895 795
E-mail: vorisek@ebcc.info