Bird census at the beach of Doñana Natural Space
Counts of birds (non Passerines and crow) using vehicle-based transect along the Beach of the Natural Space of Doñana.
The Beach of the Natural Space of Doñana.
Each identification (scientific name) is matched against the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy as a quality control to make sure that each identification is correct.
Conduct 29km transect driving in 4x4 vehicle at constant speed (10-20 km/h) monthly between days 10 and 20 looking for the best morning low tide.Divide transect into three sections 13.5km (CAMA), 7.5km (MAZA), and 8km (ZACA) by using the easily recognisable reference points of Zalabar and Carbonero watchtowers. CAMA means Carbonero-Matalascañas (the beach resort), MAZA means Malandar-Zalabar (Malandar is the name of the point where the river joins the ocean), and ZACA means Zalabar-Carbonero (the two watchtowers). Considering that maximum width of the beach is around 300m, these transects cover 4 km2, 2.1 km2, and 2.4 km2, respectivelyFor each section (of transect), for each bird (non Passerines and crow) species observed, record its name and number of individuals counted, stopping the car when necessary.For each section (of transect), record wind speed (6 categories from calm to gale), wind direction, sky conditions (6 categories from sunny to rainy), and sea conditions (6 categories from calm to very rough).Match each identification (scientific name) against the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy as a quality control, and augment each identification with the matching species' higher taxonomy.
Type of content
Includes: point occurrence data.
Mañez M (2015): Bird census at the beach of Doñana Natural Space. v2.5. Biological Station of Doñana (CSIC). Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.15470/z6dyzs
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