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EDP Baixo Sabor: Aquatic and Riparian Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases [2010-2014]

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

The dataset contains records of aquatic and riparian birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of 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. This dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dam, from February 2010 to September 2014. Sampling was performed in selected points distributed along the lower Sabor river valley, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream. The presence and identity of birds were assessed by visual and/or acoustic observation with binoculars and/or telescope. The records include taxa identified at the species or genus levels.

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 1,254 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)
    1254
  • Occurrence 
    21318

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 1,254 records in English (791 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (17 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 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, Araújo P M, Oliveira C A, Marques S M, Mendes J D, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Baixo Sabor: Aquatic and Riparian Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_birds_riparian&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: e5312aa2-3c05-4785-b1ba-944abfa37dca.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

birds; aquatic; riparian; occurrence; point counts; winter; reproduction; migration period

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 Zina
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Pedro Miguel Araújo
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda
Cátia Alexandra Oliveira
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda
Sérgio Manuel Marques
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda
Joaquim Duarte Mendes
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda

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

The data were collected in a single point located near the river in each 1x1 km square. Points were located in the lower Sabor river valley, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, Mogadouro e Macedo de Cavaleiros.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.135, -7.213], North East [41.624, -6.504]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 8 orders, 11 families, 17 genera and 17 species.

Class  Aves
Order  Anseriformes,  Charadriiformes,  Coraciiformes,  Gruiformes,  Passeriformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Podicipediformes,  Suliformes
Family  Anatidae,  Scolopacidae,  Charadriidae,  Laridae,  Alcedinidae,  Rallidae,  Cetiidae,  Cinclidae,  Ardeidae,  Podicipedidae,  Phalacrocoracidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-02-13 / 2014-09-10

Project Data

The dataset contains records of aquatic and riparian birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of 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. This dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dam, from February 2013 to September 2014. Sampling was performed in a total of 66 sampling points along the river Sabor (56 in the area affected by the dam, and 10 in areas upstream the reservoir). The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 1727 observation events. In total, 17 taxa were identified up to the species rank. The most common species (>100 individual records) were Phalacrocorax carbo (551 records), Alcedo atthis (333), Cettia cetti (300), Ardea cinerea (140) and Tachybaptus ruficollis (117).

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Aquatic and Riparian Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases [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 (AHBS). The sampling was performed in suitable habitats for aquatic and riparian birds, in 1x1 km squares centered in the lower Sabor river valley, and from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of species of aquatic and riparian birds, with special attention to the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) and Dipper (Cinclus cinclus), in the area of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dam during the construction and the reservoir filling periods (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

Sampling was designed to cover the whole valley of the lower Sabor river, in habitats suitable for aquatic and riparian birds (e.g, riparian galleries, fast-flowing stream reaches, stream pools), and particularly for the two focal species. A total of 66 point counts: 56 in "affected" areas (PRA) and 10 in "control" areas (PRAC) distributed in a grid of 1x1 km squares was set. At each count point, a 10-minute count session was performed, in which all birds detected by sight or sound were recorded. The identification was made "in loco" by experienced observers, with support of appropriate field guides.

Study Extent The data were collected in a single point located near the river in each 1x1 km square. Points were located in the lower Sabor river valley, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, 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 make 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_riparian