Countryside Bird Survey publications include: 


  • Crowe, O., R. H. Coombes and J. O'Halloran. 2014. Estimates and trends of common breeding birds in the Republic of Ireland. Irish Birds 10, 25-32. [pdf]
  • Crowe, O., R. H. Coombes, O. O'Sullivan, T. D. Tierney, A. J. Walsh & J. O’Halloran. 2014.  Countryside Bird Survey 1998-2013. BirdWatch Ireland Unpublished Report. [pdf]
  • Crowe, O., R. H. Coombes, A. Lauder, L. Lysaght, C. O'Brien, J. O’Halloran, O. O’Sullivan, T. D. Tierney and A. Walsh. 2011. Countryside Bird Survey 1998-2010. BirdWatch Ireland Unpublished Report. [pdf]
  • Coombes, R. H., O. Crowe, L. Lysaght, J. O’Halloran, O. O’Sullivan and H. J. Wilson. 2006. Countryside Bird Survey 1998-2005. BirdWatch Ireland Unpublished Report. [pdf]
  • Coombes, R. H., O. Crowe, A. Lauder, L. Lysaght, C. O'Brien, J. O’Halloran, O. O’Sullivan, T. D. Tierney, A. Walsh and H. J. Wilson. 2009. Countryside Bird Survey 1998-2007. BirdWatch Ireland Unpublished Report. [press release] [pdf
  • Crowe, O. and R. Coombes. 2005. Monitoring breeding bird populations in the Republic of Ireland. Bird Census News 18, 42-51.
  • Newson, S. E., O. Crowe and D. G. Noble. 2004. Scoping study on integrating Countryside Bird Survey and Breeding Bird Survey data to generate all-Ireland trends. BTO Research Report No. 376. [abstract]  


Other useful reading material includes: 

  • Bibby, C. J., N. D. Burgess and D. A. Hill. 1992. Bird Census Techniques. Academic Press, New York.      
  • Donald, P. F., R. E. Green and M. F. Heath. 2001. Agricultural intensification and the collapse of Europe’s farmland bird populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 268, 25-29.Ireland’s heritage. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny.
  • Gibbons, D. W., J. B. Reid and R. A. Chapman.  1993.  The New Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland: 1988-1991.  T. & A. D. Poyser, London.
  • Hickie, D., E. Smyth, U. Bohnsack, S. Scott and D. Baldock. 1999. Impact of agricultural schemes and payments on aspects of Ireland’s heritage. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny.
  • Joys, A.C., Noble, D.G. & Baillie, S.R. 2003. Evaluation of species coverage and precision using the BBS indexing method. BTO Research Report No. 317. Thetford, UK.
  • Marchant, J. H., R. Hudson, S. P. Carter and P. Whittington. 1990. Population trends in British breeding birds. British Trust for Ornithology, Tring, England.
  • Pannekoek, J. & van Strien, A.J. 1996. TRIM – Trends & Indices for Monitoring Data. Research Paper No. 9634, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg.
  • Van Strien, A. J., J. Pannekoek and D. W. Gibbons. 2001. Indexing European trends using results of national monitoring schemes: a trial of a new method. Bird Study, 48, 200 - 213.



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