Sovon, Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology

Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology coordinates the monitoring of wild bird populations in the Netherlands and carries out research on the ecology and demography of bird populations. The results of these censuses and research projects are used for nature conservation and management purposes and for spatial planning.

Sovon operates in close collaboration with governmental bodies, universities and several other organisations. Over 10,000 dedicated amateur bird watchers perform most of the fieldwork for our monitoring projects.

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