Records of ornithofauna along the Protoka river in Kyiv region, Ukraine

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The database includes records of the field counts along the Protoka River (Kiev administrative region, Ukraine) made in April – May 2020. In fact river is transformed in a chain of big fishponds. All records were collected by Kostiushyn V. A. during the field studies through visual and audial registrations.

Data Records

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Kostiushyn V (2022): Records of ornithofauna along the Protoka river in Kyiv region, Ukraine. v1.0. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9fe3ae60-6197-4464-a76a-43259eb643b4.  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; Protoka river; biodiversity; birds; waterfowl; ornithofauna; Ukraine; Kyiv region; avifauna; fauna; records; river; wetland; 2020; Observation


Vasyl Kostiushyn
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Head of Department
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of records made along the Protoka river in Kyiv administrative region of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.16, 29.279], North East [51.502, 32.146]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiiformes, Columbiformes, Falconiformes, Cuculiformes, Gruiformes, Galliformes, Passeriformes, Podicipediformes, Pelecaniformes, Upupiformes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2020-04-26 / 2020-05-02

Sampling Methods

3-days point count was conducted along small river in Kiev administrative oblast at the beginning of breeding season and ending of migration season. Data was collected by conducting point counts in the basin small river Protoka, moving by car between observation points.

Study Extent Occurrence of animals was confirmed by personal observations of birds during nesting season. This dataset was prepared and published with the help of the Olin gGmbH foundation to preserve data on the biodiversity of Ukraine obtained by the Ukrainian scientists, who were forced to leave their homeland due to the war (Russia's invasion of Ukraine). Olin gGmbH is a funding organization for environmental protection and conservation that supports environmental and sociopolitical organizations.
Quality Control Author is fully responsible for the correctness of species identifications, birds number (individuals) and georeferencing.

Method step description:

  1. Point counts and transect counts of birds in appropriate biotopes in breeding season.
  2. Georeferencing with a GPS-tracker.
  3. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Костюшин В.А. Птицы водно-болотного комплекса системы прудов на р.Протока (Киевская область) // Беркут.- 2020.- 29, вып.1-2.- С. 44-46.

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