The climate in the Netherlands is changing and will continue to progress in the coming decades. We are expecting warmer winters and springs with higher chances of extreme weather (heavier rain- and windstorms). These conditions will have huge effects on the life history of our birds.
Potential problems could occur if the timing of breeding changes in relation to the peak in food availability.
Sovon collaborates with other research institutes to contribute to the climate change research by collecting and analyzing data on the number, distribution, reproduction, and phenology of various bird species.