Sampling event

Counts of wader species 1975-1978

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 describes the wader counts between 1975 and 1978 in Portuguese main wetlands. The report analyses the average population of each specie in each area and their fluctuation through the referred years, aiming to identify areas with major importance for these 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 23 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)
    23
  • Occurrence 
    339

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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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 75fce6cd-f6a4-4b32-9514-5788acf71006.  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

Occurrence; Wader Birds Counts wetlands

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rui Rufino
CEMPA

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vitor Encarnação

Who filled in the metadata:

Diana Tomás

Geographic Coverage

Wader counts in the main portuguese wetlands: Estuário do Arade (Portimão), Estuario do Mondego (Figuera da Foz), Estuário do Sado, Estuário do Tejo, Ria de Aveiro, Ria Formosa ou Ria de Faro and Sapais de Castro Marim.

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.998, -8.953], North East [40.677, -7.441]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset describe 339 occurrences of 22 bird species of the Charadriiformes order, 4 families and 11 genus.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Charadriiformes
Family  Charadriidae,  Scolopacidae,  Haematopodidae,  Recurvirostridae
Genus  Arenaria,  Calidris,  Charadrius,  Haematopus,  Himantopus,  Limosa,  Numenius,  Philomachus,  Pluvialis,  Recurvirostra,  Tringa
Species  Arenaria interpres,  Calidris alba,  Calidris alpina,  Calidris canutus,  Calidris ferruginea,  Calidris minuta,  Charadrius alexandrinus,  Charadrius hiaticula,  Haematopus ostralegus,  Himantopus himantopus,  Limosa laponica,  Limosa limosa,  Numenius arquata,  Numenius phaeopus,  Philomachus pugnax,  Pluvialis squatarola,  Recurvirostra avosetta,  Tringa erythropus,  Tringa nebularia,  Tringa ochropus,  Tringa totanus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1975-01-01 / 1978-01-01

Project Data

The objective of this project is to gather the wader counts in Portugal between 1975 and 1978. The main objective is to list the areas for their importance as a habitat for aquatic species.

Title Limícolas em Portugal
Funding 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 This report contains results of seven wetland areas: Estuário do Arade (Portimão), Estuario do Mondego (Figuera da Foz), Estuário do Sado, Estuário do Tejo, Ria de Aveiro, Ria Formosa ou Ria de Faro and Sapais de Castro Marim.
Design Description The report is based in reports of wader counts between 1975 and 1978. with these values averages populations and variations over the years are then calculated.

The personnel involved in the project:

Rui Rufino

Sampling Methods

The wader counts were collected from counts reports made between 1975 and 1978. In the follow up some calculations were performed: four-year average population per area for each specie, the annual fluctuations in relation to the average, and the percentage of individuals of each species over the country total.

Study Extent This report contains annual wader counts, put together between 1975 and 1978, in of seven Portuguese wetlands: Estuário do Arade (Portimão), Estuario do Mondego (Figuera da Foz), Estuário do Sado, Estuário do Tejo, Ria de Aveiro, Ria Formosa ou Ria de Faro and Sapais de Castro Marim.
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 GBIF publication, data consistency was verified using cluster algorithms using OpenRefine.

Method step description:

  1. Extraction of points coordinates and addiction to VerbatimdecimalLatitude e VerbatimdecimalLongitude Convert to WGS84 Calculation of coordinates precision Cross-checking with WGS84 Portuguese CAOP2020 shape to obtain location information Export to csv. with reinterpretation of attributes matching to DwC standard terms.

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