This landmark volume presents, for the first time, an integrated picture of the distribution and abundance of the breeding birds of Europe. The survey data, gathered by over 10,000 field ornithologists from every European country, in over 100 regional and national atlas projects, has been combined and mapped to show the presence or absence of 495 species in over 4400 50 x 50 km squares, many with data showing the present population size. The accompanying text written by a team of 450 authors in 38 countries elaborates on the mapped information, and presents data on a further 62 species too localised to map effectively. An international team of artists has provided lively illustrations of the mapped species. An essential tool for managers and conservationists, and a vital reference for all ornithologists.
Introduction-English. Introduction-German. Introduction-Spanish. Introduction-French. Introduction-Finnish. Introduction-Greek. Introduction-Hungarian. Introduction-Italian. Introduction-Dutch. Introduction-Portuguese. Introduction-Polish. Explanatory Maps. History of the European Ornithological Atlas Project. Evolution and History of the European Bird Fauna. Acknowledgements. List of EBCC Atlas Species Account Authors By Country. National and Major Regional Bird Atlases of Europe. Species Section. Keys to Maps, Species Accounts and Populations Graphs. Species Accounts, Part 1: Mapped Species. Species Accounts, Part 2: Unmapped Species. The Conservation Status of Europe's Birds. Species of European Conservation Concern (SPEC) Category and Threat Status. Derived Maps. List of EBCC Coordinators. List of EBCC Delegates, Past and Present. Appendices. Index-English. Index-Czech. Index-German. Index-Spanish. Index-French. Index-Finnish. Index-Greek. Index-Hungarian. Index-Italian. Index-Dutch. Index-Portuguese. Index-Polish. Index-Russian. Index-Swedish.