EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds, Spring (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]

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The dataset contains records of terrestrial birds (Aves) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in the spring of 2011-2017 during field visits to 27 (2011) or 60 (>2012) sampling points with favourable habitats in 26 2x2 km squares within a 5-km radius buffer around the Tua valley, directly or indirectly affected by the Foz-Tua dam. All observations were made with binoculars and/or telescopes.

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 752 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)
    752
  • Occurrence 
    76704

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Costa H, Salgueiro N, Santos J, Marques A T, Coelho H, Zina H, Ribeiro E, Pedroso R, Cardoso H, Queirós L, Paula J, Cabral J A, Travassos P, Santos R, Carvalho D, Gomes C, Múrias T (2019): EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds, Spring (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_birds_spr_points_pme&v=1.0

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 748721ea-db63-4798-afce-e1de26144e3c.  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; spring; observations; point counts

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugo Costa
General Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Nuno Salgueiro
General Coordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Joana Santos
Project Manager
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Ana Teresa Marques
General Coordinaor 3 + Project Manager
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helena Coelho
Scientific Coordinator
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Hugo Zina
Fieldwork Coordinator
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Emanuel Ribeiro
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Rui Pedroso
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helder Cardoso
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Luís Queirós
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas PT
João Paula
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
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 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Paulo Travassos
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 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 de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Diogo Carvalho
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, UniversidaCITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Dourode de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real
Carla Gomes
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, UniversidaCITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Dourode de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real

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
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 45 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.16, -7.55], North East [41.495, -7.162]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 16 orders, 44 families, 78 genus and 102 species.

Order  Accipitriformes,  Anseriformes,  Apodiformes,  Bucerotiformes,  Charadriiformes,  Chardriiformes,  Columbiformes,  Coraciiformes,  Cuculiformes,  Falconiformes,  Galliformes,  Passeriformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Piciformes,  Strigiformes,  Suliformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Pandionidae,  Anatidae,  Apodidae,  Upupidae,  Scolopacidae,  Chardriidae,  Columbidae,  Alcedinidae,  Meropidae,  Cuculidae,  Falconidae,  Phasianidae,  Acrocephalidae,  Aegithalidae,  Alaudidae,  Certhiidae,  Cisticolidae,  Corvidae,  Estrildidae,  Fringilidae,  Fringillidae,  Hirundinidae,  Laniidae,  Motacillidae,  Muscicapidae,  Oriolidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae,  Phylloscopidae,  Picidae,  Prunellidae,  Regulidae,  Scotocercidae,  Sittidae,  Sturnidae,  Sylviidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Ardeidae,  Picidae,  Strigidae,  Phalacrocoracidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-05-29 / 2017-06-06

Project Data

The dataset contains records of terrestrial birds (Aves) collected in plots along the lower Tua River valley and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between April and June 2011-2017, during field visits to 27 (2011) or 60 (>2012) sampling plots with favourable habitats for terrestrial birds in 26 2x2 km squares within a 5-km buffer around the lower Tua River valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 752 observation events. In total, 14269 observations were identified to the species rank. The most abundant species (> 500 individuals) were Fringilla coelebs (1528 individuals), Delichon urbicum (1367), Turdus merula (1070), Serinus serinus (876), Passer domesticus (815), Sylvia atricapilla (690), Sylvia melanocephala (632), Carduelis carduelis (539) and Parus major (514).

Title EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds, Spring (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]
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 Tua affected by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for terrestrial birds in 26 2x2 km squares in a 5 km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 45 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of species of birds in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, prior to (2011) and during (2011-2016) the dam construction, and in the subsequent flooding of the river valley (2016-2017).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
Author
Nuno Salgueiro
Author
Joana Santos
Author
Ana Teresa Marques
Author
Helena Coelho
Author
Hugo Zina
Author
Emanuel Ribeiro
Author
Rui Pedroso
Author
Helder Cardoso
Author
Luís Queirós
Author
João Paula
Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Paulo Travassos
Author
Regina Santos
Author
Diogo Carvalho
Author
Carla Gomes
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitats for terrestrial birds along the lower Tua River valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam, including the future reservoir area. In the first year (2011), a total of 27 point counts distributed along the valley was used. From 2012 onwards, this number was increased to 60 points which were kept until the end of the monitoring period. In 2017, a partial renumeration took place, but the total number did not change. All plots were sampled once per spring and per year in the early morning or late afternoon. Each sampling event had 5 minutes of duration, in which all birds seen or heard in two bands of 50m around the point 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 45 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça, Mirandela and Vila Flor.
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 748721ea-db63-4798-afce-e1de26144e3c
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_birds_spr_points_pme