In recent years, BirdLife Cyprus has managed a number of programmes aimed at obtaining information on the population sizes, ranges and trends of land-birds in the island. Since 2006, a pilot Common Birds Monitoring Scheme (CBMS) has collected information from volunteers who monitor randomly selected plots preferably near their homes, twice a year during the spring to early summer breeding period, while BirdLife Cyprus member Derek Pomeroy ran a similar common birds monitoring programme in the west of the island. In 2003, members David Whaley and Judy Dawes published a pilot Cyprus Breeding Birds Atlas, once again with the best data collected in the southwest.
Cyprus is obliged, under European Union (EU) regulations, to collect and make public information on birds and habitats in the country. BirdLife Cyprus was contracted by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to assist with this process, including reporting on bird species populations and trends under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive in 2013. Furthermore, it has been contracted by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus during 2012-2014 to produce a Farmland Bird Index, an indicator used to monitor the health of farmland and nature in EU Member States.