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EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Cliff-nesting species: Breeding sites [2010-2014]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Apr 24, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of nests of cliff-nesting species of high conservation priority, namely birds of prey and Black Stork (Ciconia ciconia) (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 nest surveys made in and around the area affected by the dam, from May 2010 to June 2014. Data consists of observations of all nests of the target species found in the study area, which were followed throughout the reproduction period (March-August) of each year. The records include the number of young produced by each couple in each year. The target species were Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Griffon (Gyps fulvus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopteris), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). Additional species whose nests or potential nesting sites were also recorded, included Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). Due to the vulnerability of nest site locations of these species, the precision of the geographic coordinates was degraded to 0.01, according to the recommendations of Chapman & Grafton (2008). The dataset with the original (undergraded) coordinates may be provided upon request by the resource contact from EDP, who will define the terms and conditions for its use.

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 1,550 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)
    1550
  • Occurrence 
    1550

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:

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 species: Breeding sites [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_birdsofprey_nests&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: 3c0a3d64-341d-4a13-8e15-3054592789f9.  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; nests; black stork; birds of prey; reproduction; productivity

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
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

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 [41.124, -7.199], North East [41.605, -6.529]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 4 orders, 4 families, 7 genera and 9 species.

Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Ciconiiformes,  Falconiformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Ciconiidae,  Falconidae,  Strigidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-05-20 / 2014-06-27

Project Data

The dataset contains records of nests of cliff-nesting species of high conservation priority, namely birds of prey and Black Stork (Ciconia ciconia) (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 dams, from May 2010 to June 2014. Data contains more than 280 individual observations of the target species and other clif-nesting species, namely Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Griffon (Gyps fulvus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopteris), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). Additional species whose nests or potential nesting sites were also recorded include Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) and Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). Due to the vulnerability of nest site locations of these species, the precision of the geographic coordinates was degraded to 0.01.

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Cliff-nesting species: Breeding sites [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 the valley of the lower Sabor river and its tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the breeding population and productivity of cliff-nesting bird species of high priority conservation, particularly birds of prey and Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in the area of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams, from the intermediate phase 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 of all nests detected in the breeding territories of each species. Nest surveys and assessment of the likelihood of breeding usage (confirmed, probable or abandoned) were carried out in potential nesting areas (according to the indicative behavior of adults) close to nesting cliffs. Active nests were monitored each year until the end of the breeding period, with the aim of determining the number of flying chicks for each detected couple. For each nest, records were taken of its approximate location in 1:25.000 military charts, and sun exposure, as North (N), South (S), East (E), West (W), Northeast (NE), Northwest (NW), Southeast (SE) and Southwest (SW). All identifications were made "in situ" with binoculars and telescope. Because most nests were inaccessible, observations were made from vantage points in the opposite bank. For this reason, the locations provided may either be approximate, or represent the observation point, rather than the nest coordinates.

Study Extent The data were collected within 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.
Quality Control All individual identifications were performed by qualified technicians

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Chapman AD & Grafton O (2008) Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Sensitive Species-Occurrence Data. Copenhagen: GBIF Secretariat. https://doi.org/10.15468/doc-b02j-gt10

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_birdsofprey_nests