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Birds from Praia da Vitória marshes (Terceira, Azores, Portugal)

Latest version published by Universidade dos Açores on Feb 5, 2019 Universidade dos Açores

The data presented here come from field observations between August 2013 and October 2018, as part of a LIFE research project aiming to preserve and restore three coastal wetlands from Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal). Systematic monthly observations were carried out for five years in order to provide a checklist and monitoring of bird species and subspecies observed in three sites: Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV), Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP). Main objectives were to determine their ornithological richness while also adding data to the overall knowledge of Azorean Avifauna and monitor seasonal and between years variation on species abundance.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,003 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    2003
  • Occurrence 
    12528

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 2,003 records in English (499 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Goulart S, Barreiros J P, Brito M R, Santos S, Pimentel C, Nogueira E C (2019): Birds from Praia da Vitória marshes (Terceira, Azores, Portugal). v1.1. Universidade dos Açores. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azores_birds&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Universidade dos Açores. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Samplingevent; occurrences; Aves; Azores; Terceira; Wetlands; Ornitofauna

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sofia Goulart
Technician
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
http://cmpv.pt/minisites/life/index.php?op=textos&codtexto=17
João Pedro Barreiros
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
Mariana R. Brito
Technician
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
http://cmpv.pt/minisites/life/index.php?op=textos&codtexto=17
Sónia Santos
Technician
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
http://cmpv.pt/minisites/life/index.php?op=textos&codtexto=17
César Pimentel
Project colaborator
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
http://cmpv.pt/minisites/life/index.php?op=textos&codtexto=17
Elisabete C. Nogueira
Project Coordinator
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
http://cmpv.pt/minisites/life/index.php?op=textos&codtexto=17

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200

Who filled in the metadata:

Tainan Messina
Activities manager
GBIF Portugal Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisbon Lisbon PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

Processor
Rui Messina
Instituto Superior de Agronomia / Universidade de Lisboa Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisbon Lisbon PT

Geographic Coverage

Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, -180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia (Birds)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-08-21 / 2018-10-31

Project Data

The inventory was conducted during five years between August 2013 and October 2018 by experienced birdwatchers: Sofia Goulart, Mariana R. Brito and Sónia Santos. The aim of this work is to inventory the avifauna present in the three coastal areas of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores) focused on the LIFE-CWR Project, Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV), Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP), in order to improve the knowledge on the bird diversity that occurs in this area, detect eventual new species for the Azores and monitor seasonal and between year variation on species abundance

Title Inventory of bird species in three coastal wetlands from Terceira Island (Azores)
Study Area Description Terceira Island (area: 400.6 km²; elevation: 1,021.14 m) is one of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago, located in the North Atlantic, roughly at 38°43′49″N 27°19′10″W (Forjaz et al. 2004). The climate in the Azores is temperate oceanic, with regular and abundant rainfall, high levels of relative humidity and persistent western winds, mainly during the winter and autumn seasons (Azevedo et al. 2004).
Design Description At the three wetland sites more than 788 days of observations were carried out for a total of ca. 11.820 h of direct observations. Each observation lasted 15 minutes in which every sighted bird is registered. These were made by experienced birdwatchers using a Swarovski 20-60 telescope and Opticron Verano HD 10-42 binocular. Photographs were made with a Canon 60D camera. Whenever needed, the following field guides were used: Collins (DATE) and

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges

Sampling Methods

At the three wetland sites more than 788 days of observations were carried out for a total of ca. 11.820 h of direct observations. Each observation lasted 15 minutes in which every sighted bird is registered. These were made by experienced birdwatchers using a Swarovski 20-60 telescope and Opticron Verano HD 10-42 binocular. Photographs were made with a Canon 60D camera.

Study Extent This study covers a small coastal area with 3.58 km extension between PPV and PPCP.

Method step description:

  1. The data has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardised format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table (events) contains 2003 records and one data table extension also exists (occurrence), with 12528 records. The extension supplies extra information about the core record.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azores_birds