Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd Conference of the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) called Bird Numbers 2022: “Beyond the Atlas: challenges and opportunities”. The conference will be held from 4 to 8 April 2022 in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, organised by the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach.
Currently, we are hopeful that the conference can take place as planned with physical attendance. Any changes will be announced on the website site at a later stage.

EBCC conferences are held every three years, bringing together people involved in bird monitoring, research and conservation across Europe and beyond. One year after the publication of the European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 book and following the online version of the maps planned for the end of 2021, there will be a strong focus on topics following up on EBBA2, be it the use for conservation, research, national atlases and monitoring programmes. We also welcome contributions in any topics related to EBCC work.

Find out more on the conference website:

We encourage you to keep up to date with conference news by creating an account by clicking on “Register now”

The EBCC board and the local organisers look forward to welcoming you in Lucerne next year.

Mark Eaton, EBCC chair
Thomas Sattler, Local Organising Committee