Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free:

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site:, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Google Analytics

Targeted advertising cookies


The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at or by post at:

24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal UMR BAGAP Institut agro Rennes Angers Logo ESA

BAGAP research unit

The AGRIBIRDS project


Designing and communicating bird indicators for the farming sector


Context and objectives

Although they have been used for many years by naturalists and managers of natural habitats, indicators based on bird diversity are not yet widely used by the farming sector. This can be partly explained by the fact that existing protocols do not provide answers to local farming questions, but also because such methods are not easy or quick to learn and carry out in everyday life, for farmer and their advisors. 

The objective of the AGRIBIRDS project is to deal with these two limits and to provide accessible protocols for the farming sector which will enable interested farmers and advisors to measure bird indicators designed to provide answers to their specific questions.


Our BAGAP research unit will participate, along with other research partners, in the scientific committee. The role of this committee is to accompany the project in its choice of appropriate protocols and their simplificationand adaptation for the goals emerging from the farming sector. The AGRIBIRDS project will be conducted in partnership with a wide range of farming stakeholders, nature protection organisations and scientists, and through involvement of interested farmers for tests of bird protocols.

Expected results

The project aims to produce a tool that will enable farmers and their advisors to choose bird observation protocols that correspond to their aims and abilities, along the means to interpret the results obtained.

BAGAP staff involved

Joséphine Pithon


Chambres d’Agriculture 24, 49, 54, 55, ARVALIS, CETIOM, IDELE, MHHN UMR Centre d’écologie et de Sciences de la conservation, INRA UMR SAD-APT, CNRS UPR 1934 Centre d’études biologiquees de Chizé, ONCFS, UR PAYSAGE ESA, Agrocampus Ouest, ADEPRINA, EPL Morlaix et St Aubin du Cormier, InVivo AgroSolutions, FNC, FDC 10, 24, 45, 49, 54, CPIE, PNR Périgord-Limousin, Bretagne Vivante, LPO, SEOF (Société d’études ornithologiques de France).


CASDAR project, financed by the French Ministry of Agriculture (Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt)