European Breeding Bird Atlas 2: Distribution, Abundance and Change 2020. by Verena Keller, Sergi Herrando, Petr Voríšek, Martí Franch, Marina Kipson, Pietro Milanesi, David Martí, Marc Anton, Alena Klvanová, Mikhail V. Kalyakin, Hans-Günther Bauer and Ruud P B Foppen. European Bird Cencus Council & Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. 967 pages, 568 illustrations, 1,357 maps. 5kg. ISBN 9788416728381. Hardback, €90.
Review by Frank Lambert
This book (EBBA2) is the culmination of a remarkable ten-year citizen science project, an incredible collaborative effort by the European Bird Census Council and its partners to document the current status of breeding birds across 48 countries. With data collected by 120,000 field workers in an area of 11 million km2, it provides detailed baseline information that will help focus conservation policy, actions and debate for years to come. Not surprisingly, the resulting book is massive, with contributions by a staggering 348 authors. It is a truly awe-inspiring piece of work for which those involved should be roundly applauded.