Unraveling European-wide spatiotemporal patterns of bird distribution

Mobilizing 100,000 volunteer birdwatchers and 40 million new bird records every year

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The viewer

The EuroBirdPortal (EBP) demo viewer shows a set of five different animated maps depicting the week-by-week distributional patterns of 100 species in six years (2010-2015) at a resolution of 30x30 km. Moreover, temperature and precipitation maps (E-OBS v.10.0) are also shown for comparative purposes. Two animated maps of any species or climatic variable, year and type can be selected to be shown simultaneously for direct comparison, offering more than 20 million of different map combinations to choose from.

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The EBP project

The EBP is a project of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) developed through a partnership that currently comprises 80 institutions from 29 different countries.

The purpose of EBP is to establish a European data repository based on aggregated data from online bird recording portals from across Europe with the following major objectives:

1 To describe large-scale spatiotemporal patterns of bird distributions (seasonal distributional changes, migratory patterns, phenology) and their changes over time.

2 To improve the value of online data gathering portals.

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