An interactive map to understand the movement of birds in Europe

This platform intended for researchers, the public and other bird lovers is the result of the work of many ornithologists and observers. This map shows bird movements between 2010 and 2015 and was recently updated.

“It is the largest and most dynamic citizen science network on biodiversity in Europe. The project will improve our knowledge of the distribution of birds across Europe and thus help us to better tackle the problems of conservation and management of bird populations”, says Gabriel Gargallo, project coordinator.

The EuroBirdPortal platform is therefore an informative interactive map, but also a very useful support for ornithological research. The recent update of this map now makes it possible to precisely measure the observation work done by the various European ornithological associations.

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“Overall, the online data collection portals operated by EBP partners collect approximately 40 million bird sightings each year through the collaboration of more than 100,000 active observers. It is the largest and most dynamic flow of citizen science data on biodiversity in Europe,” continues Gabriel Gargallo.

A hundred species of birds are concerned by this titanic work from the wild goose to the big-browed warbler, passing by the cul-blanc-heaven or even the laughing gull and the meadow pipit. This project is also exemplary due to the unprecedented collaboration of more than forty European organizations for the protection and research of birds. France is represented by organizations such as the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), Charente Nature, Bretagne Vivante as well as the ornithological study groups of Côtes-d’Armor and Deux-Sèvres.

The EuroBirdPortal platform was born in 2015 and has already been updated several times, a sign that the adventure is not about to stop!

Sources: The Future – RTBF

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