The population dynamics of most bird species within the Netherlands are well monitored. To explain the changes in population number over time observations on breeding success, survival, migration and immigration is essential. Such data is being gathered in the following projects; Mapping nests project, Constant Effort Site (CES) project and many others.
By analyzing the data in Integrated Population Models, key factors can be identified which explain the changes in observed bird counts.
In the future, Sovon will utilize this knowledge in collaboration with the Vogeltrekstation and various other research institutes and universities.