Common birds in Europe — population index (1980 = 100)

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How to read the graph: since 1980 the number of common farmland birds has declined by around 50 %


European data


Additional information

For common farmland bird species, n=36; for common forest bird species, n=29; for all common bird species (this line includes the farmland and forest birds as well as other common species that are not primarily associated with either of these habitats), n=136.

Country coverage (i.e. reflecting the availability of high-quality monitoring data from annually-operated common bird monitoring schemes, employing generic survey methods and producing reliable national trends): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. See for more technical information on the calculation of the index.


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