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EDP Baixo Sabor: Land Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases: stream weirs in the Sabor tributaries [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 close to extant stream weirs, as well as close to locations where weirs were planned to be built in the future under the mitigation program of AHBS. 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 285 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)
    285
  • Occurrence 
    19665

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 285 records in English (704 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (21 KB)
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: stream weirs in the Sabor tributaries [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_landbirds_weirs&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: 1c620cf6-682f-440b-a2a3-cc097244d745.  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; stream weirs: point counts; winter; breeding; migration period; impact assessment

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
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 main tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, and Mogadouro.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.132, -7.191], North East [41.473, -6.621]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 10 orders, 30 families, 56 genera and 69 species.

Phylum  Chordata
Order  Accipitriformes,  Apodiformes,  Bucerotiformes,  Columbiformes,  Coraciiformes,  Cuculiformes,  Falconiformes,  Galliformes,  Passeriformes,  Piciformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Aegithalidae,  Alaudidae,  Apodidae,  Certhiidae,  Cetiidae,  Columbidae,  Corvidae,  Cuculidae,  Emberizidae,  Falconidae,  Fringillidae,  Hirundinidae,  Laniidae,  Meropidae,  Motacillidae,  Muscicapidae,  Oriolidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae,  Phasianidae,  Phylloscopidae,  Picidae,  Prunellidae,  Regulidae,  Sturnidae,  Sylviidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Upupidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-02-14 / 2014-09-13

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 stream weirs in the main tributaries of Sabor river from February 2010 to September 2014. Sampling was performed at a total of 16 points in or close to extant stream weirs, as well as close to locations where weirs were planned. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 285 observation events (counts at sampling points), which produced 8296 individuals of all species. The most abundant species (>800 individuals) were Fringilla coelebs (1156), Turdus merula (904) and Parus major (813).

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Land Birds - Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases: stream weirs in the Sabor tributaries [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 around 16 weirs in the main tributaries of the Sabor 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 Dam, during the construction and flooding periods (2010-2014). This dataset presents the reference situation for selected stream weirs in the Sabor tributaries, which were targeted for restoration or building within the framework of the Program of Compensatory Measures (Measure MC2).

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 basin tributaries. A total of 16 point counts were set in selected extant or potential stream weirs in lower Sabor’s 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 Data were collected in a 5-km buffer around the lower Sabor main tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, and Mogadouro.
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_landbirds_weirs