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EDP Baixo Sabor: Land Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases (Sabor river valley) [2010-2014]

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

The dataset contains records of land 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 dams, from February 2010 to September 2014. Sampling was performed in selected points distributed along the lower Sabor river valley. The presence and identity of bird species were assessed by visual and/or acoustic observation, with the support of binoculars. 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 2,717 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)
    2717
  • Occurrence 
    65535

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 2,717 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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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: Land Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases (Sabor river valley) [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_landbirds_sabor&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: 52af34d4-303d-4ce1-8f29-5e9dc26312a6.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Land birds; occurrence; point counts; winter; reproduction; migration; impact assessment

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paulo Mota
General & Fiedlwork 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

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 valley and its main tributaries in the influence of the dam, 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 [41.22, -7.026], North East [41.665, -6.501]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 16 orders, 43 families, 88 genera and 118 species.

Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Apodiformes,  Bucerotiformes,  Charadriiformes,  Ciconiiformes,  Columbiformes,  Coraciiformes,  Cuculiformes,  Falconiformes,  Galliformes,  Gruiformes,  Passeriformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Piciformes,  Podicepediformes,  Suliformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Apodidae,  Upupidae,  Charadriidae,  Scolopacidae,  Ciconiidae,  Columbidae,  Alcedinidae,  Meropidae,  Cuculidae,  Falconidae,  Phasianidae,  Rallidae,  Acrocephalidae,  Aegithalidae,  Alaudidae,  Certhiidae,  Cetiidae,  Cinclidae,  Cisticolidae,  Fringillidae,  Motacillidae,  Muscicapidae,  Corvidae,  Emberizidae,  Estrildidae,  Hirundinidae,  Laniidae,  Oriolidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae,  Phylloscopidae,  Prunellidae,  Regulidae,  Sittidae,  Sturnidae,  Sylviidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Ardeidae,  Picidae,  Podicepedidae,  Phalacrocoracidae

Temporal Coverage

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

Project Data

The dataset contains records of land birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of River Sabor (NE Portugal) and its main tributaries, 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 February 2010 to September 2014.. Sampling was performed in a total of 143 sampling points along the river Sabor sub-basin, with 118 sampling points in the area affected by the dam and 25 control points in a nearby area within the Sabor watershed. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 2718 observation events, which produced 113942 positive identifications. In total, the most abundant (ie, detected) species (>5000 records) were Fringilla coelebs (almost 15000 observations), followed by Turdus merula (9340), Delichon urbicum (8658), Parus major (7248) and Carduelis cannabina (5707).

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Land Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases (Sabor river valley) [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 Dam. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for land birds in 42 5x5 km squares centered in the Sabor river and its tributaries affected bt the dam, 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 bird species in the area of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams, during the construction and flooding periods (2010-2014). This dataset refers to the area directly or indirectly affected by the dams, in the river Sabor and/or its main tributaries.

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 most relevant habitats for land birds in a buffer of 5 km around the lower reach of the Sabor river and its main tributaries. A total of 143 point counts were distributed in a grid of 42 5x5 km squares. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for land birds along the valley and its main tributaries. At each point, a 10-minute sampling session was performed, in which all birds detected by sight or sound were recorded. The identification was made "in situ" by experienced observers, with the support of appropriate field guides.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the lower Sabor river and its main tributaries in the area affecvted by the dam, 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_landbirds_sabor