Call for Submissions

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:


  • Atlases and studies of avian distribution
  • Biodiversity indicators
  • Surveys and monitoring of breeding birds
  • Surveys and monitoring of waterbirds
  • Terrestrial winter bird monitoring
  • Methodologies and technologies

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:


  • Causes of change in bird populations and societal responses
  • Land use change impacts, on farmland, in woodland and in other habitats
  • Climate change impacts
  • Renewable energy developments and their effects on birds
  • Changes in wintering areas: long-distance migrants and migratory connectivity
  • Evaluating the effects of conservation action and policy such as effectiveness of agri-environment schemes and the Role of protected areas

All submissions must be provided online through your account.


Please note the specified deadlines and guidelines.

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