EU birdwatchers offer bird’s-eye view

Image: Euro Bird Portal
Ornithology institutes across Europe have brought online the largest citizen science dataset ever produced on biodiversity in the EU. The LIFE-funded Euro Bird Portal has uploaded over 40 million of bird observations and translated them into animated maps. More than 100 000 amateur birdwatchers have contributed to the dataset. Combined with nationally-funded observation campaigns, the records are helping scientists re-evaluate the conservation status of 105 avian species, notably tracking changes in their behaviour linked to climate change.

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