Swedish bird monitoring

Project: Network


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)
StatusNot started

Collaborative partners

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


Related research output

Voříšek, P., Gregory, R. D., Keller, V., Herrando, S., Åke Lindström, Nagy, S., Burfield, I. J., Noble, D., Ramírez, I. & Foppen, R. P. B., 2018 Sep 1, In : Biological Conservation. 225, p. 245-246

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Lehikoinen, A., Brotons, L., Calladine, J., Campedelli, T., Escandell, V., Flousek, J., Grueneberg, C., Haas, F., Harris, S., Herrando, S., Husby, M., Jiguet, F., Kålås, J. A., Lindström, Å., Lorrillière, R., Molina, B., Pladevall, C., Calvi, G., Sattler, T., Schmid, H. & 3 othersSirkiä, P. M., Teufelbauer, N. & Trautmann, S., 2018, In : Global Change Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Åke Lindström, Ola Olsson, Henrik G. Smith & Martin Stjernman, 2017, Jönköping: Jordbruksverket. 108 p. (Utvärderingsrapport; no. 2017:5)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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Related activities

Lindström, Å. (Presenter)
2018 Sep 282018 Oct 1

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation

Lindström, Å. (Interviewee)
2015 Apr 21

Activity: OtherMedia participation

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