EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/BirdLife)
1a. Your e-mail:
seo@seo.org
2. Organisation address:
SEO/BirdLife Melquiades Biencinto 34 28053 Madrid Spain
2a. Country:  
Spain
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country Spain 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1954
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
51-100
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
Yes
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
More than 1000: 9000
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
Yes
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
SACRE SCHEME is a project monitoring common breeding bird populations in order to assess their evolution and long-term trends. It started in 1995. NOCTUA SCHEME is a project monitoring owls and nightjards populations in order to assess their evolution and long-term trends. It started in 1997.
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
No
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
BirdLife EBCC
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
Yes
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
Yes
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://www.seo.org/?seguimientodeaves
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
No
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 5 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 90 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 5 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
11-20 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Volunteers should register all the birds detected (heard or seen) in established point counts.
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
Yes
21. If no, please explain why
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
No
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
50-75%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
All years some courses are offered to most of the volunteers.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Most data are sending via e-mail through a specific computer application. When the volunteer exports data, the program ask him/her the porcentage of identified birds.
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
No
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 Contract number: 006463