Swedish bird monitoring

Project: Network

Project Details


We monitor the common birds of Sweden since 40 years. Birds are counted in summer and winter at hundreds of different sites. Since the counts are carried out in the same way each year, we can detect which species that increase or decrease in numbers.

The project is carried out at the Department of Biology, Lund University, as a part of a national environmental monitoring project run by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and supported by all the 21 County Administrative Boards of Sweden.

The bird counts are mainly carried out by volunteers, and the project is the Swedish representative in the European network for bird monitoring (EBCC)
Effective start/end date2000/01/10 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Länsstyrelserna
  • European Bird Census Council


  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • County Administrative Board, Norrbotten