European Bird Census Council
The 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.