The dataset includes census results of greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons), greylag goose (Anser anser), red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis), whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) and tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) on the territory of the Ukrainian Danube region during the period of migration and wintering in 2011-2019.
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 456 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Haidash O, Yakovliev M (2024). Geese and swans census results in the Danube region of Ukraine (2011-2019). Version 1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=gooseswansodesa1&v=1.1
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: abacd861-3d4f-4403-9bf7-4d3aa5bb7a69. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; geese; swans; Ukraine; Danube Biosphere Reserve; Danube region; Odesa; bidrs; migrations; avifauna; ornithofauna; Observation
The dataset covers territory of Odesa administrative region of Ukraine in the area of Danube river, including parts of the Danube biosphere reserve.
|South West [45.28, 28.299], North East [45.925, 30.139]
The dataset consists of records of representatives of Anatidae family (5 species) during migrations.
|Anser, Branta, Cygnus
|Start Date / End Date
|2011-12-17 / 2019-12-30
“Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project aims to contribute to the protection and conservation of biological diversity in Ukraine during and after the war, by collecting, digitalizing and publishing the primary biodiversity data held by Ukrainian scientists and environmentalists in war-affected territories. The project is implemented by Oleksii Marushchak, 2023 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellow.
|Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime
|“Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project is funded by the European Union within its Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme.
The personnel involved in the project:
The data was collected during route records of birds during migration and wintering. The territory was surveyed by car. During the survey of the territory, all birds of the target species on the route were recorded. Birds were identified using 10x binoculars and a telescope (20-60 X). If possible, the birds were photographed using an SLR camera and a telephoto lens (70-300 and 100-500 mm). Control counting of individuals in the flock and control identification of species in the flock was carried out based on photographs. A drone was also sometimes used to count the number of birds. The results were recorded in the field diary, and later in the database. In most cases, a GPS navigator or a mobile phone with a GPS receiver was used to obtain geographic coordinates. Part of the coordinates was restored with the help of Google Earth based on the entries in the field diary.
|The dataset includes census results of 5 species of Anatidae species on the territory of the Ukrainian Danube region during the period of migration and wintering in 2011-2019.
|The collection of scientific material and its processing was carried out by qualified ornithologists who worked in the region for a long time.
Method step description:
- Collection of field data in a field notebook.
- Preparing of the dataset according to the Darwin Core standards.