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EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds (transects) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2009-2012]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Feb 18, 2020 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 Ecological Monitoring Program (2010-12) 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 2009/10, 2011 and 2012, and in spring of 2011 during field visits to 24 (2010/11) or 30 (2011-12) transects with favorable 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 143 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)
    143
  • Occurrence 
    13871

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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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, Cabral J A, Travassos P, Santos R, Carvalho D, Gomes C, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds (transects) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2009-2012]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_terrestrial_birds_tr_pme&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: a8f74dd0-1999-4948-944b-d0905cfbd461.  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; winter; observations; line transects

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugo Costa
General Coordinator 1
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
Emanuel Ribeiro
Technician
BioInsight
Rui Pedroso
Technician
BioInsigth
Helder Cardoso
Technician
BioInsight
Luís Queirós
Technician
BioInsight
João Paula
Technician
BioInsight
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
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
Carla Gomes
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológica

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

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.139, -7.531], North East [41.509, -7.136]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 16 orders, 40 families, 74 genus and 97 species.

Class  Aves
Order  Accipitriformes,  Anseriformes,  Bucerotiformes,  Caprimulgiformes,  Charadriiformes,  Columbiformes,  Coraciiformes,  Cuculiformes,  Falconiformes,  Galliformes,  Passeriformes,  Pelecaniformes,  Piciformes,  Podicipediformes,  Strigiformes,  Suliformes
Family  Accipitridae,  Acrocephalidae,  Aegithalidae,  Alaudidae,  Alcedinidae,  Anatidae,  Apodidae,  Ardeidae,  Certhiidae,  Columbidae,  Corvidae,  Cuculidae,  Emberizidae,  Estrildidae,  Falconidae,  Fringillidae,  Hirundinidae,  Laniidae,  Meropidae,  Motacillidae,  Muscicapidae,  Oriolidae,  Paridae,  Passeridae,  Phalacroracidae,  Phasianidae,  Phylloscopidae,  Picidae,  Podicipedidae,  Prunellidae,  Regulidae,  Scolopacidae,  Scotocercidae,  Sittidae,  Strigidae,  Sturnidae,  Sylvidae,  Troglodytidae,  Turdidae,  Upupidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-12-11 / 2012-01-18

Project Data

The dataset contains records of terrestrial birds (Aves) collected in transects 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 in December 2009, in January and February of 2011-2012, and in May and June of 2011, during field visits to 24 (2009/10) or 30 (>2011) sampling transects 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 349 observation events. In total, 5899 observations were identified to the species rank. The most abundant species were Fringilla coelebs (939 occurrences), Erithacus rubecula (574), Sylvia atricapilla (467), Parus major (334). Turdus philomelos (333) and Sylvia melanocephala (312).

Title EDP Foz Tua: Terrestrial Birds (transects) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2009-2012]
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 (2009/10) and during (2011-2012) the dam construction. It was meant to complement the associated point count censuses, but it was discontinued after 2012.

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
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 valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam, including the future reservoir area. A total of 30 line transects was established in the flooded area and in control points upstream, along the river Tua. All transects were sampled once in winter and twice in the reproductive period, in spring (only in 2011), in the early morning or late afternoon. Each transect was walked on foot at a constant speed of 1-2 km/h and lasted no less than 30 minutes. All contacts with birds (visual or audictive) were recorded separately for two bands of distance (<50m and> 50m). 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 http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_terrestrial_birds_tr_pme