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EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Cliff-nesting birds, prioritary conservation species: fixed observation points [2010-2014]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Mar 23, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of cliff-nesting species of high conservation priority, namely birds of prey (Aves, Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) and Black Stork (Ciconia ciconia) (Aves, Ciconiiformes) collected in the lower River Sabor (NE Portugal), in the scope of the long-term Ecological Monitoring Program (PME) of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. The dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dam, from February 2010 to September 2014. Data consists of observations of the target species performed in fixed sampling points directed to birds of prey. Observations were made around the Sabor river, from its mouth to 42 km upstream. The presence and identity of bird species were assessed by visual and/or acoustic observation with binoculars and/or telescope. The records include taxa identified at the species level.

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 434 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)
    434
  • Occurrence 
    434

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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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (13 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mota P, Gomes C, Zina H A, Araújo P M, Oliveira C A, Marques S M, Mendes J D, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Cliff-nesting birds, prioritary conservation species: fixed observation points [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_birds_cliff-nesting_fixed&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is EDP - Energias de Portugal. 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: 3e5cf15a-5069-43f4-b50a-317203916d9d.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Cliff-nesting birds; priority conservation species; birds of prey; Black Stork; terrestrial; occurrence; point counts; winter; reproduction; migration

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paulo Mota
General & Fieldwork Coordinator
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda Praceta Caminho da Cruz, 9 4405-625 VN Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia PT
Célia Gomes
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Hugo André Zina
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Pedro Miguel Araújo
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Cátia Alexandra Oliveira
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Sérgio Manuel Marques
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Joaquim Duarte Mendes
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energias de Portugal Av. 24 de Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Tiago Múrias
Researcher
CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto Campus Agrário de Vairão 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Geographic Coverage

Data were collected in a 5-km buffer around the lower Sabor river and its main tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, Mogadouro and Macedo de Cavaleiros.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.117, -7.184], North East [41.62, -6.542]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 3 orders, 3 families, 5 genera and 6 species.

Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Ciconiiformes,  Falconiformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Falconidae,  Ciconiidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-02-12 / 2014-09-16

Project Data

The dataset contains records of cliff-nesting species of high conservation priority, namely birds of prey (Aves, Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) and Black Stork (Ciconia ciconia) (Aves, Ciconiiformes) collected in the lower River Sabor (NE Portugal), in the scope of the long-term Ecological Monitoring Program (PME) of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. The dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dam, from February 2010 to September 2014. Data contains 443 individual observations of the target species and other birds of prey or cliff-nesting species, namely Gyps fulvus (222), Aquila chrysaetos (138), Aquila fasciata (29), Falco peregrinus (26), Neophron percnopterus (24) and Ciconia nigra (4).

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Cliff-nesting birds, prioritary conservation species: fixed observation points [2010-2014]
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in part of the sub-basin of river Sabor affected by the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for cliff-nesting birds of prey in 42 5x5 km squares centered in the Sabor river, from its mouth up to 42 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of cliff-nesting bird species of high conservation priority, particularly birds of prey and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in the area of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams, from the initial and intermediate phases of the construction to the reservoir filling period (2010-2014).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Paulo Mota
Author
Célia Gomes
Author
Hugo André Zina
Author
Pedro Miguel Araújo
Author
Cátia Alexandra Oliveira
Author
Sérgio Manuel Marques
Author
Joaquim Duarte Mendes
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

The dataset includes systematic observations using binoculars and telescope made from vantage fixed points scattered throughout the study area in favourable habitats to detect the target species and other cliff-nesting bird species. A single observation session took place per site in each season (spring, summer, autumn and winter) from 2010 to 2014. A total of 16 sampling points was established in dominant features near areas with suitable habitats for cliff-nesting birds of prey. At each point, one observer spent 1 hour recording all contacts with the target species. All sessions were performed at the hottest hours of the day to maximize the probability of contacts with the target species, and they occurred only in favorable weather conditions of wind and rainfall. All identifications were made "in loco" by experienced observers, with the support of adequate field guides.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the margins of the lower valley of river Sabor and its main tributaries, up to 42 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, Mogadouro e Macedo de Cavaleiros.
Quality Control All individual identifications were performed by qualified technicians

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will made available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_birds_cliff-nesting_fixed