The dataset contains data on the registration of 164 bird species in the Northwestern Black Sea region. Counts were carried out in the Stensovsko-Zhebriyansky floodplains (Danube delta), Kartal and Kuhurlui lakes, the Sasyk reservoir, the Tuzla group of estuaries, on the Tiligul estuary and in the estuary zones of some small rivers in the region. The study area covers (completely or at least partially) 6 Ramsar wetlands: “Kuhurlui lake”, “Kartal lake”, “Sasyk lake”, “Kyliiske mouth”, “Shagany-Alibei-Burnas lakes system” and “Tylihulskyi liman”. All works on birds' counting were organized by the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station and were carried out with the participation of its employees, however, in some cases, researchers from other organizations participated as well (the names of all survey participants are indicated in the list of authors of this dataset). In 1999, birds' counts were carried out within the framework of the project “Proposals for the restoration, management and protection of lakes Kartal, Kuhurlui, Izmailske, the islands of Tataru, Minor and Major Dalera, the inclusion of promising wetlands of the Odessa region in the project “Partners in Wetlands”. In 2000, counts in Stensovsko-Zhebriyansky floodplains were conducted within the framework of the project “Current state of biodiversity and economic use of the Stensovsko-Zhebriyansky floodplains” with the financial support of the WWF project in Ukraine “Partners in Wetlands”.
The data in this occurrence 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 1,546 records.
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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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Chernichko I I, Chaykovskaya E A, Chernichko R N, Diadicheva E A, Gorlov P I, Kinda V V, Kirikova T A, Kivganov D A, Nesterenko M A, Zharikov Y V, Zhmud M Y, Vynokurova S (2023). Results of bird surveys in the North-Western Black Sea region in 1991-2000. Version 1.1. Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=blackseabirdsoccurrence1&v=1.1
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 90caa19a-67c4-4654-9e47-95ccefa1888b. Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; Odes'ka Oblast'; Ukraine; birds; Aves; ornithofauna; fauna; biodiversity; avifauna; registrations; Observation
The dataset consists of registrations of birds made within the Odesa administrative region of Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [45.299, 28.644], North East [47.168, 31.081]|
The dataset consists of registrations of birds (class: Aves) only.
|Order||Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Apodiformes, Bucerotiformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Columbiformes, Coraciiformes, Cuculiformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gaviiformes, Gruiformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes, Podicipediformes, Suliformes|
|Start Date / End Date||1991-03-28 / 2000-10-03|
Bird counts were carried out using 10-12x binoculars during walking or driving on routes along the shores of the studied water bodies. All birds, regardless of whether they were on the reservoir or adjacent land, were counted. In some cases, a 30x optical tube was used. During the surveys, all birds were assigned to a specific control area of arbitrary shape, the boundaries of which were determined by natural landmarks. The coordinates for bird registration are the coordinates of the center of such a site, which were determined using the QGIS program. The accuracy of coordinate estimation was determined as the maximum distance from the center to the boundary of the site. The nomenclature follows the Catalog of Life.
|Study Extent||The research was carried out during irregular field expeditions of employees of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station on the wetlands of the North-Western Black Sea region in 1988-2000.|
|Quality Control||The authors (all experienced ornithologists or bird-watchers) are fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the published dataset.|
Method step description:
- Conducting of field surveys.
- Visual, audial and other registrations of birds.
- Indentification of species (subspecies, genus, family, morph).
- GPS-tracking, counting, georeferencing.
- Organizing of a dataset according to Darwin Core standards.