Sampling event

The results of birds census in Syvash region in August 1998

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Description

The database includes records of 143 bird species at the Syvash wetland in 1998. Syvash is one of the unique wetlands of South-Eastern Europe, which has international significance as a place of migratory stops of waders on the Afro-Eurasian flyways. It is characterized by the large size of the territory (over 2,600 km2), rugged coastline and its long length (over 3,100 km). A high degree of landscape diversity (shallow waters, desalinated bays, floodplains, swamps, reed thickets, coastal cliffs, islands, spits, steppe areas, rice fields, fish breeding ponds, industrial sediments, agrocenoses) creates the necessary feeding and protective conditions for birds. The construction of two dams divided Sivash into three separate parts, which differ in hydrochemical conditions. The counts at the Syvash in August 1998 were granted by the Netherlands' Ministry of Agriculture, Nature management and Fisheries and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MATRA Fund / Program International Nature Management (PIN)).

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 168 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)
168
Occurrence 
4678

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Chernichko I I, Jan V D W, Siokhin V D, Kostyushin V A, Andryushchenko Y A, Chaykovskaya E A, Diadicheva E A, Garmash B A, Gorlov P I, Grinchenko A B, Khomenko S V, Kinda V V, Kirikova T A, Nilsen S O, de Nobel P, Popenko V M, Roomen M, Vynokurova S (2023). The results of birds census in Syvash region in August 1998. Version 1.0. Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station. Samplingevent dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=azovblackseaaugust1998&v=1.0

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Samplingevent; Azov-Black Sea region; counts; sampling; birds; aves; ornithofauna; avifauna; migrations; southern Ukraine; biodiversity; August 1998; Syvash; lake; Crimea; Observation

Contacts

I. I. Chernichko
  • Originator
UA
van der Winden Jan
  • Originator
NL
V. D. Siokhin
  • Originator
UA
V. A. Kostyushin
  • Originator
senior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
UA
Yu. A. Andryushchenko
  • Originator
UA
E. A. Chaykovskaya
  • Originator
UA
E. A. Diadicheva
  • Originator
UA
B. A. Garmash
  • Originator
UA
P. I. Gorlov
  • Originator
UA
A. B. Grinchenko
  • Originator
UA
S. V. Khomenko
  • Originator
UA
V. V. Kinda
  • Originator
UA
T. A. Kirikova
  • Originator
UA
Stein Orjan Nilsen
  • Originator
NO
Pim de Nobel
  • Originator
DK
V. M. Popenko
  • Originator
UA
M. Roomen
  • Originator
DK
Svitlana Vynokurova
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
UA
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
UA
+380964882670

Geographic Coverage

The dataset covers Syvash wetland (Kherson region and Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine).

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.218, 33.584], North East [46.335, 35.473]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of records of birds only (class: Aves).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1998-08-06 / 1998-08-19

Project Data

No Description available

Title MARTA fund grant
Funding The counts at the Syvash in August 1998 were granted by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Agriculture, Nature management and Fisheries and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MATRA Fund / Programme International Nature Management (PIN)).

The personnel involved in the project:

Svitlana Vynokurova
  • Point Of Contact

Sampling Methods

Synchronous bird counts were carried out at the entire wetland before the start of hunting in August. 17 ornithologists who were divided into 4 groups participated in the surveys. The movement was carried out on 4 off-road vehicles. Car, boat, pedestrian and spot counts were conducted. The water areas of small reservoirs were completely surveyed from the shore, large ones - from water transport. Linear accounting transects were carried out only in solid reed thickets. Observations were carried out with the help of 8-12x binoculars and 30-60x telescopes. All aquatic birds, as well as birds of prey and swallows, were taken into account. Only birds that used this transit territory and did not fly over it in transit were counted. In order to avoid duplication or misunderstanding, accounting work began in the morning after the departure of the birds from their resting places and ended before the beginning of the evening migrations. Counting was carried out from an optimal distance that did not allow birds to be alarmed and, at the same time, allowed the observer to accurately determine their species and number. The nomenclature follows the Catalog of Life.

Study Extent The basic method was the absolute recording of birds in the sectors of wetlands: previously, the entire territory of Syvash was divided into separate accounting territories, which were plotted on maps. The coordinates of the centroid of each sector of the wetland are indicated as standard coordinates in the dataset table. In the coordinateUncertaintyInMeters field, the largest distance from the center of the plot to its borders is indicated. The coordinates of the plot center were determined in the free software QGIS, version 3.4.
Quality Control The authors of the dataset are fully responsible for the quality of the published data.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of a field survey within the previously chosen plot/wetland/land area according to the standard method.
  2. Counting of the birds with simultaneous identification of species.
  3. Creating maps of the records made.
  4. Georeferencing and creating of the lists of registered species and specimens.
  5. Organizing of the dataset according to the Darwin Core standards.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Van der Winden J., Diadicheva E.A., de Nobel W.T., van Roomen M.W.J. (Eds). 2001. Counts and ecology of waterbirds in the Syvash, Ukraine, August 1998. WIWO-report 71. WIWO, Zeist, the Netherlands.
  2. Andryushchenko Yu.A., Chernichko I.I., Chernichko R.N., Diadicheva E.A., Garmash B.A., Gorlov P.I., Grinchenko A.B., Khomenko S.V., Kinda V.V., Kirikova T.A., Kostyushin V.A., Nilsen S.O., Nobel P. de, Popenko V.M., Romen M. Van, Siokhin V.D., Vinokurova S.V., Winden J. van der. 1999. Distribution of waterbirds in the Sivash in summer-autumn period. (Ed. I. I. Chernichko). Melitopol: Branta – Simferopol: Sonat, Ukraine. - 90 p.

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