EDP Foz-Tua: Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2013-16]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Oct 19, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of the Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) (Aves) and other riparian birds collected in the Tinhela river (Tua sub-basin) and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2012-17) 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 2013, and in the and winter and spring of 2014-2016, during field visits to six count points located in the riverbed of the Tinhela river, both in the area affected by the dam, near the mouth, and upstream. All observations were made with binoculars and/or telescopes. These point counts aimed to replace the linear transects of the regular program for this species, whenever these could not be performed due to security or logistic reasons. Therefore, they were set in the initial point of the transect they replaced. A total of 40 observations of four species (including the Dipper) were recorded.

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 49 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)
    49
  • Occurrence 
    245

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Costa H, Santos J, Marques A T, Coelho H, Zina H, Ribeiro E, Pedroso R, Cardoso H, Queirós L, Paula J, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz-Tua: Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2013-16]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_dipper_point_counts_pme&v=1.0

Rights

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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: e379ab9d-66fb-4bbd-b2d3-c77c60a361be.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Dipper; Cinclus cinclus; riparian birds; occurrence; point counts; replacement of transects.

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugo Costa
General Coordinator
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
Scientific Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helena Coelho
Scientific Coordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Hugo Zina
Technician
BioInsight PT
Emanuel Ribeiro
Technician
BioInsight PT
Rui Pedroso
Technician
BioInsight PT
Helder Cardoso
Technician
BioInsight PT
Luís Queirós
Technician
BioInsight
João Paula
Technician
BioInsight 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

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the valley of the River Tinhela (Northeast Portugal), up to 10 km from the mouth, in the municipality of Murça.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.281, -7.456], North East [41.355, -7.378]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 2 orders, 4 families, 5 genera and 5 species.

Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Coraciiformes,  Passeriformes
Family  Alcedinidae,  Cinclidae,  Motacillidae,  Cetiidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-04-09 / 2016-06-21

Project Data

The dataset contains records of the Dipper (Cinclus cinclus, Aves) and other riparian bird species collected in point countss along the Tinhela 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 2013 and June 2016 during field visits to six sampling points with favourable habitats for the Dipper. These point counts aimed to replace the linear transects of the regular program for this species, whenever these could not be performed due to security or logistic reasons. Therefore, they were set in the initial point of the transect they replaced. The occurrence of the target and associated taxa (riparian birds) was documented through 40 observations of Cinclus cinclus (5), Motacilla cinerea (29), Motacilla alba (4), Cettia cetti (1) and Alcedo atthis (1).

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) (point counts) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2013-16]
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in the river Tinhela, in the sub-basin of river Tua affected by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam (Tinhela mouth), and in areas upstream. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for the Dipper in the riverbed of Tinhela river, up to 10 km from the mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of the Dipper in the Tinhela river, an important area for this species in the Tua sub-basin, to assess the potential effects of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dan, during the dam construction (2011-2015), and during/after the flooding (2017).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
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
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitats for the Dipper and other riparian birds along the Tinhela valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam (the mouth) and upstream. A total of six count points was established along the river Tinhela, in the starting point of a corresponding linear transect. All points were sampled once in winter and 1-2 times in the reproductive period (spring), in the early morning or late afternoon. Each sampling point was surveyed for 30 minutes. 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 in the riverbeds of the Tinhela river (river Tua sub-basin) (Northeast Portugal), up to 10 km from the mouth, in the municipality of 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_dipper_point_counts_pme