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EDP Foz-Tua: Terrestrial Birds (transects) Complementary Studies [2009-10]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Oct 15, 2019 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of terrestrial birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and included in the Complementary Studies (2009-2010) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between December 2009 and April 2010 during field visits to 24 line transects with favourable habitats in 20 2x2 km UTM squares on the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz-Tua dam. The presence of individuals was recorded by direct (sight) and/or indirect (ear) observation.

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 48 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)
    48
  • Occurrence 
    3312

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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Data as a DwC-A file download 48 records in English (129 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (22 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:

Cabral J A, Barros P, Vale-Gonçalves H M, Santos R, Múrias T (2019): EDP Foz-Tua: Terrestrial Birds (transects) Complementary Studies [2009-10]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_birds_ec_tran&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: 46a4c0be-8d32-4dae-8d66-fac6e6231434.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Birds; terrestrial; occurrence; observations; line transects

Contacts

Who created the resource:

João Alexandre Cabral
General Coordinator
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Paulo Barros
Fieldwork Coordinator
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real PT
Hélia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Regina Santos
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Regina Santos
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT

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 within a 5-km buffer around the valley of the River Tua (Northeast Portugal), up to 50 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça and Vila Flor.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.191, -7.506], North East [41.426, -7.152]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 13 orders, 33 families, 59 genera and 69 species.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Buceriformes,  Charadriiformes,  Columbiformes,  Coracciformes,  Cuculiformes,  Falconiformes,  Galliformes,  Passeriformes,  Passeriformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Piciformes,  Suliformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Acrocephalidae,  Aeghitalidae,  Alaudidae,  Alcedinidae,  Ardeidae,  Certhiidae,  Columbidae,  Corvidae,  Cuculidae,  Emberizidae,  Estrildidae,  Falconidae,  Fringillidae,  Hirundinidae,  Laniidae,  Meropidae,  Motacillidae,  Muscicapidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae,  Phalacrocoracidae,  Phasianidae,  Phylloscopidae,  Picidae,  Regulidae,  Scolopacidae,  Scotoceridae,  Sittidae,  Sturnidae,  Sylviidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Upupidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-12-11 / 2010-04-22

Project Data

The dataset contains records of terrestrial birds (Aves) collected in transects along the lower Tua River, and included in the Complementary Studies of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between December 2009 and April 2010, during field visits to 24 transects with favourable habitats for terrestrial birds within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 2361 positive observation events. In total, 69 species were identified. The most abundant species were Fringilla coelebs (285 observation events), Turdus merula (249), Sylvia atricapilla (212), Erithacus rubecula (209), Parus major (170), Ptyonoprogne rupestris (134) and Serinus serinus (120).

Title EDP Foz Tua Terrestrial Birds (transects) - Complementary Studies [2009-10]
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-basins of river Tua, prior to the construction and subsequent flooding of the lower part of this river’s valley by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for terrestrial birds found in a 5 km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 50 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The study was a complement (using a different methodology) to the previous characterization of the terrestrial avifauna in a buffer of 5 km around the Tua lower valley before the dam construction, and to gather quality data to support the design and implementation of mitigation and/or compensation measures.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Paulo Barros
Author
Hélia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Author
Regina Múrias
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for terrestrial birds in and around the lower Tua valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam. Twenty-four transects of variable extension (range: 450-1187 m) were set in 20 2x2 km squares (1-2 transects per square), and visited once in winter (December-January) and spring (March-April) of 2009-10. Each transect was surveyed on foot, at a constant speed, by two observers for at least 30 minutes. All contacts (by sight or ear) with the tarrget species were recorded. Species identification and assessment of age and sex (when possible) were made “in loco”, with the help of appropriate field guides

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the Tua lower valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 50 km from the mouth in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Flor, Alijó and Murça.
Quality Control All 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_tua_birds_ec_tran