Introduction to farming and birds in Europe, D.J. Pain, J. Dixon; Europe's changing farmed landscapes, C. Potter; the evolution of Common Agricultural Policy and the incorporation of the environmental considerations, N. Robson; priorities for bird conservation in Europe - the importance of the farmed landscape, G. Tucker; extensive grazing and raptors in Spain, J.A. Donazar, M.A. Nevaso, J.L. Tella, C. Campian; cereal farming, pesticides and grey partidges, D. Potts; the Spanish Dehesas - a diversity in land-use and wildlife, M. Diaz, P. Campos, F.J. Pulido; rice faming and water birds - integrated management in an artificial landscape, M. Fasola, X. Ruiz; shrikes and the farmed landscape in France, N. LeFranc; birds and wet grasslands, A.J. Beintema, E. Dunn, D.A. Stroud; farming in the drylands of Spain - birds of the pseudosteppes, F. Suarez, M.A. Naveso, E. De Juana; the importance of mixed farming for seed-eating birds in the UK, A. Evans; conclusions - a future for farming and birds?, D.J. Pain, M.W. Pienkowski; European agriculture - threats and opportunities, J. Dixon.