Valeri Georgiev from the Ministry of Environment and Water provided January 2013 counts. The IWC in Bulgaria is coordinated by the MInistry with significant contributions from various NGO's and individuals, including staff from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Green Balkans.
Alexander Solokha provided January 2013 counts from the Azov-Black sea region of Russia. The counts were conducted by Alexander Solokha, Yury Lokhman and local volunteers with support from the State Center of Game Animals (Moscow) and Ministry of Natural Resources of Krasnodar Province.
Staff from the Direction des Parcs Nationaux provided January 2013 counts via Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Wetlands International Assoicate Expert.
Süreyya İsfendiyaroğlu from Doğa Derneği provided historical January counts from a number of years.