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EDP Foz-Tua: Riparian Birds (point counts) Ecological Monitoring Program [2011]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Jun 17, 2019 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of riparian 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 winter of 2010-2011 (February 2011), during field visits to 11 sampling points with favourable habitats (river beds and riparian galleries), in 20 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 or telescopes or when individuals were heard around the point.

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 11 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)
    11
  • Occurrence 
    253

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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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 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, Travessos P, Barros P, Santos R, Gomes C, Carvalho D, Múrias, T (2019): EDP Foz-Tua: Riparian Birds (points) Ecological Monitoring Program [2011]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_riparian_birds_pme_winter2011&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 Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b38458c6-812f-46ec-bc4e-fdaa6059d23d.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Birds; riparian; occurrence; observations; point counts

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 Travessos
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 Vila Real PT
Paulo Barros
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
Carla Gomes
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
Diogo Carvalho
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), in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region, up to 45 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães and Vila Flor.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.154, -7.625], North East [41.502, -7.141]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 4 orders, 12 families, 17 genus and 22 species.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Aves
Order  Suliformes,  Accipitriformes,  Coracciformes,  Passeriformes
Family  Phalacrocoracidae,  Accipitridae,  Alcedinidae,  Emberizidae,  Fringilidae,  Motacilidae,  Muscicapidae,  Sylviidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-02-02 / 2011-02-24

Project Data

The dataset contains records of riparian birds (Aves) collected in plots along the lower Tua River valley, included in the Ecological Monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in February 2011, during field visits to 11 sampling plots with favourable habitats for riparian birds (river beds and riparian galleries), in 20 2x2 km squares within a 5-km buffer around the lower Tua River valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 102 observation events. In total, 22 taxa were identified to the species rank. The most abundant species (>5 individuals) were Phalacrocorax carbo (26), Motacilla alba and Sylvia atricapilla (9), Erithacus rubecula , Serinus serinus and Parus major (8), Turdus merula (7) and Passer Domesticus (6).

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Riparian Birds (points) Ecological Monitoring Program [2011]
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, 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 riparian birds (river beds and riparian galleries) found in 20 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 perform a pilot survey to test sampling methodologies and site locations for the subsequent monitoring of the habitat usage by riparian birds in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, during the construction (2011-2015) and subsequent flooding of the river valley (2016-2017).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Paulo Travassos
Author
Paulo Barros
Author
Regina Santos
Author
Carla Gomes
Author
Diogo Carvalho
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the riparian habitats along the lower Tua River valley (river beds and riparian galleries) affected by the Foz Tua dam, including the future reservoir area. Eleven plots were established along the river, one per 2x2 km square, covering the area to be flooded. All plots were sampled once in winter 2010/11. Each sampling event was surveyed during 10 minutes, during which all birds seen or heard around the point (unlimited distance method) were recorded. Species identification and assessment of age and sex (when possible) were made in situ, with the help of appropriate field guides.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the lower Tua River valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 45 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães 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 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_tua_riparian_birds_pme_winter2011