Sampling event

Monitoring of colonial waterfowl species (2013-2014)

Latest version published by ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas on 22 February 2022 ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas
This dataset is based on monthly colonial waterfowl counts in Portugal, between 20 February – 31 July of 2013 and 2014. A total of 148 wetlands sites were included in the censuses and all species of colonial waterfowl species were counted regularly. The counts were done by direct approach, except in large colonies where estimate counts were done. In non-accessible areas, the counts were based on aerial photographs, complemented by in-out movements of adult birds in those colonies. The results of each species counts are presented per river basins in a report, Encarnação V. (2014) Monitorização das espécies de aves aquáticas coloniais, with the distribution of Ardeidae (7 species), Threskiornithidae (2 species), and Phalacrocoracidae (1 species).

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 148 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)
    148
  • Occurrence 
    1480

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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Encarnação V, CEMPA team, da Costa L (2021): Monitoring of colonial waterfowl species (2013-2014). v1.1. ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=coloniais_2014&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 58ed9170-be35-4f1b-b0ba-197da0cfceca.  ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Sampling event; Occurrence; Monitoring; Colonial bird species; Waterfowl; Counts; Portugal; Wetlands

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Vitor Encarnação
Conservation and Monitoring Senior Officer
CEMPA
Centro de Estudos Migração e Proteção de Aves
PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Teresa Pimenta
Information System Senior Officer
Mário Reis
Conservation and Monitoring Senior Officer

Who filled in the metadata:

Luis da Costa
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
PT

Geographic Coverage

A total of 148 wetlands distributed by 9 river basins in Continental Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.967, -9.558], North East [42.18, -6.13]

Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset is composed by a total of 258 records of 10 waterfowl species, 9 genera, 3 families: 7 species of Ardeidae 2 species of Threskiornithidae 1 species of Phalacrocoracidae

Family  Ardeidae,  Threskiornithidae,  Phalacrocoracidae
Species  Ardea purpurea,  Phalacrocorax carbo,  Platalea leucorodia,  Bubulcus ibis,  Egretta garzetta,  Ardea cinerea,  Nycticorax nycticorax,  Plegadis falcinellus,  Botaurus stellaris,  Ardeola ralloides

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-02-20 / 2014-07-31

Project Data

This dataset is based on monthly waterfowl counts in Portugal, from 20 February to 31 July, during 2013 and 2014. A total of 148 wetlands, distributed in 9 river basins, were included in the monitoring survey and all considered species were counted regularly. The results of each species counts are presented in a report, Encarnação V. (2014) Monitorização das espécies de aves aquáticas coloniais, with the distribution of Ardeidae (7 species), Threskiornithidae (2 species), and Phalacrocoracidae (1 species).

Title Monitorização das espécies de aves aquáticas coloniais em Portugal – 2013-2014
Funding This work was co-fund by ICNF, I.P. and the European Union, through the Environment Operational Programme (application 1.1/00021– Documentos Estruturantes da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade). The preparation of this resource for publication through GBIF was supported by Project PORBIOTA—Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022127), under the Operational Thematic Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) and FCT.
Study Area Description The report covers several wetlands where different colonial waterfowl species are breeding in Continental Portugal.
Design Description The abundance quantification method was carried out in the form of directed censuses, according to the characteristics of each species, except in large colonies where estimate counts were done. In non-accessible areas, the counts were based on aerial photographs, complemented by in-out movements of adult birds in those colonies. Few extra species are included only in the report because punctually observed and already monitored in the area (e.g., as Larus audouinii in the report, actually as Ichthyaetus audouinii). Several species are not included since they have their own surveys (e.g., Ciconia ciconia) or are in difficult habitats (e.g., Phalacrocorax aristotelis in coastal cliffs). The only Ardeidae in continental Portugal considered as non-colonial species, Ixobrycus minutus, is not included in the present monitoring survey. Sampling sites with no observations are also listed.

The personnel involved in the project:

Teresa Pimenta

Sampling Methods

A total of 148 wetlands were considered during the survey, distributed in 9 river basins. The abundance quantification method was carried out in the form of directed censuses, according to the characteristics of each species, except in large colonies where estimate counts were done. In non-accessible areas, the counts were based on aerial photographs, complemented by in-out movements of adult birds in those colonies.

Study Extent This report is covering a monitoring survey of colonial waterfowl species in 148 wetlands of Continental Portugal from 20 February to 31 July during 2013 and 2014.
Quality Control All initial data was inserted in a specific relational database built specifically for the project, which implemented several quality control methods. In the preparation of the dataset for the GBIF publication, data consistency was verified through cluster algorithms using OpenRefine.

Method step description:

  1. (1) Aggregation of original data from several sources (see above) into a purpose specific relational database built for the project. (2) Preparation of the dataset for GBIF publication used as source the geographic layer in shapefile format. The data layer was a vector layer containing points. The following steps were performed: - Used the WGS84 points to extract the locations from the CAOP2020; - Exported to csv and reinterpreted attributes matching to DwC standard terms.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Encarnação V. (2014) Monitorização das espécies de aves aquáticas coloniais. Centro de Estudos Migração e Proteção de Aves (CEMPA), Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF), Lisboa, 33 pp.

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