The dataset contains records of terrestrial, aquatic and riparian birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of River Sabor (NE Portugal), in the scope of the monitoring programs of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.. Specifically, the dataset relates to monitoring carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of measures implemented to mitigate the impacts of AHBS. In this case, the mitigation measures refer to "MC1 - Compensatory Habitat of Vilariça Stream". The dataset includes the results of bird surveys made in the Vilariça stream from January 2013 to September 2014. Sampling was performed in selected points distributed along the stream, up to 5 km upstream of the mouth. The presence and identity of bird species were assessed by visual and/or acoustic observations, with binoculars. The records include taxa identified at the species or genus levels.
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 112 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.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Mota P, Gomes C, Zina H, Araújo P M, Oliveira C A, Marques S M, Mendes J D, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Baixo Sabor: Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Vilariça Stream (MC1) [2013-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_birds_mc1&v=1.0
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birds; terrestrial; aquatic; riparian; occurrence; point counts; winter; reproduction; migration period; Complementary Measures Program; MC1; Samplingevent
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Data were collected along the final 5 km stretch of the Vilariça stream, in the municipality of Torre de Moncorvo.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [41.198, -7.101], North East [41.244, -7.092]|
The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 16 orders, 39 families, 65 genera and 79 species.
|Order||Accipitriformes, Apodiformes, Bucerotiformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Columbiformes, Coraciiformes, Cuculiformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes, Piciformes, Podicepediformes, Suliformes|
|Family||Accipitridae, Apodidae, Upupidae, Scolopacidae, Charadriidae, Ciconiidae, Columbidae, Alcedinidae, Meropidae, Cuculidae, Falconidae, Phasianidae, Rallidae, Aeghitalidae, Certhiidae, Cettiidae, Fringillidae, Motacillidae, Alaudidae, Cisticolidae, Corvidae, Emberizidae, Estrildidae, Hirundinidae, Laniidae, Muscicapidae, Oriolidae, Paridae, Passeridae, Phylloscopidae, Sturnidae, Sylviidae, Troglodytidae, Turdidae, Ardeidae, Picidae, Podicepedidae, Phalacrocoracidae|
|Start Date / End Date||2013-01-17 / 2014-09-08|
The dataset contains records of terrestrial, aquatic and riparian birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of River Sabor (NE Portugal), in the scope of the monitoring programs of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.. Specifically, the dataset relates to monitoring carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of measures implemented to mitigate the impacts of AHBS. In this case, the mitigation measures refer to "MC1 - Compensatory Habitat of Vilariça Stream". This dataset includes results of surveys made along the final 5 km stretch of the Vilariça stream, from January 2013 to September 2014. Sampling was performed in a total of 8 point counts, in areas of suitable habitat. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 3484 observation events. In total, 79 taxa were identified up to the species rank. The most common/abundant species (>180 individuals/observations) were Delichon urbicum (495), Passer domesticus (350), Sturnus unicolor (337), S. vulgaris (317), Turdus merula and Fringilla coelebs (185).
|Title||EDP Baixo Sabor: Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Vilariça Stream (MC1) [2013-2014]|
|Identifier||EDP Biodiversity Data|
|Funding||The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.|
|Study Area Description||The study was conducted in the final 5 km stretch of the Vilariça stream, a tributary of the lower Sabor river, located near its mouth. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for terrestrial and aquatic/riparian birds.|
|Design Description||The objective of the study was to establish the reference situation of the bird communities in the Vilariça stream during 2013-2014, before the implementation of the Compensatory Measure MC1 - "Compensatory Habitat of Vilariça Stream"|
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Sampling was designed to cover the main habitats for both terrestrial and aquatic/riparian birds near the Vilariça stream. A total of 8 points was marked along the final 5 km of the stream, down no its mouth. At each count point, a 10-minute session was performed, in which all birds detected by sight or sound were recorded. The same points were used for terrestrial and aquatic/riparian species, but the records were assigned separately (PV-- and PRAV--, respectively). The identification was made "in loco" by experienced observers, with support of appropriate field guides.
|Study Extent||The data were collected in several count points located at regular distances along the final 5 km stretch of the Vilariça stream, in the municipality of Torre de Moncorvo.|
|Quality Control||All individual identifications were performed by qualified technicians|
Method step description:
- To be completed
|Purpose||This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will make available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.|
|Maintenance Description||This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.|