The scientific programme will consist of plenaries, talks, speed talks, posters and workshops. The main topics of the conference reflect the core business of the EBCC, which is the collation and processing of information on distribution and population trends in breeding and non-breeding birds. These include:
Under the last heading, we encourage contributors to present talks on new statistical tools and models for the analysis of bird trends and their spatial distributions; new ways to capture records using online platforms and apps, as well as novel monitoring techniques.
The ultimate goal of most organisations in the EBCC network is to understand what drives changes in bird populations and what conservation actions should be undertaken to help declining populations. We also invite talks on: