Waterbird census in Spain

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Censos de aves acuáticas invernantes en los humedales de España desde 1965. Winter waterbird census in all wetlands of Spain since 1965. SEO/BirdLife ha trabajado en una nueva aplicación que funciona vía internet, ampliando el número de consultas (nuevas tablas, gráficas, mapas, etc.), creando módulos de introducción de datos, petición de consultas, envío de noticias, etc. www.acuaticas.org. La aplicación on line que permite la consulta de cerca de 30.000 censos de más de 1.600 humedales realizados entre 1965 y 2012.

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SEO/BirdLife, año. Censos de aves acuáticas compilados por SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. SEO/BirdLife, year. waterbird census compiled byaSEO/BirdLife. Madrid. Spain.


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Occurrence; Observation


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Geographic Coverage

Spain with Balearic and Canary Island

Bounding Coordinates South West [34.19, -10.7], North East [44.94, 4.02]

Taxonomic Coverage

There are included data of 293 species. Waterbird group:Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Gaviiformes, Gruiformes, Pelecaniformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariformes, Procellariiformes. Alcedinidae, Alcidae, Anatidae, Ardeidae, Burhinidae, Charadriidae, Ciconiidae, Diomedeidae, Embericidae, Fregatidae, Gaviidae, Gruidae, Haematopodidae, Hydrobatidae, Laridae, Pandionidae, Pelecanidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Phoenicopteridae, Podicipedidae, Procellariidae, Rallidae, Recurvirostridae, Scolopacidae, Stercorariidae, Sternidae, Strigidae, Sulidae, Sylviidae, Threskiornithidae y Turnicidae.

Kingdom Animalia
Class Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1966-01-01 / 2012-03-31

Sampling Methods

Direct observation with binoculars and telescope

Study Extent Prospection of each wetland with binoculars and telescope in the first month of each year
Quality Control Regional coordinators of the census

Method step description:

  1. Species identification Quantification of species Computerization of data

Additional Metadata

Purpose Quantification of the populations of wintering waterfowl in Spain and evolution of their populations. Knowledge base to work on preservation and conservation of Spanish wetlands and waterbird species.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/svos5t