EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
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Monitoring birds in the surrounding of the city of Asti - Italy
Date typed in:  2006-05-23 19:03:42
Scheme name:  Atlante dell‘avifauna nel comune di Asti
Institution: Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell’Uomo
Coordinator: Enrico Caprio
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: local
Launched in response to: scientific interest
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability:
Data management:
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
distribution trend

community composition
S2. The main data you collect are:
counts (plant density estimates belong here)
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
systematic sampling (eg each cell of a grid)
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
not analysed
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
* without answer
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
151 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
300 m linear transects, where are recorded the birds seen or heard within 50 m to the left and the right of the transect
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
S17. How much time (in do you need for one sampling occasion?
S18. Starting year of scheme:
S19. Ending year of scheme:
S20. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
S21. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
S27. How many species do you monitor:
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Accipiter gentilis
Accipiter nisus
Acrocephalus palustris
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Actitis hypoleucos
Aegithalos caudatus
Alauda arvensis
Alcedo atthis
Anas acuta
Anas clypeata
Anas crecca
Anas penelope
Anas platyrhynchos
Anas querquedula
Anas strepera
Anser albifrons
Anthus pratensis
Anthus spinoletta
Apus apus
Apus melba
Apus pallidus
Ardea cinerea
Ardea purpurea
Asio otus
Athene noctua
Aythya ferina
Aythya nyroca
Bombycilla garrulus
Botaurus stellaris
Buteo buteo
Calidris alpina
Caprimulgus europaeus
Carduelis cannabina
Carduelis carduelis
Carduelis chloris
Carduelis spinus
Certhia brachydactyla
Cettia cetti
Circus aeruginosus
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Columba oenas
Columba palumbus
Corvus corone
Corvus frugilegus
Corvus monedula
Cuculus canorus
Delichon urbica
Dendrocopos major
Dendrocopos minor
Egretta alba
Egretta garzetta
Emberiza cirlus
Emberiza hortulana
Erithacus rubecula
Falco peregrinus
Falco subbuteo
Falco tinnunculus
Falco vespertinus
Ficedula hypoleuca
Fringilla coelebs
Fringilla montifringilla
Fulica atra
Gallinago gallinago
Garrulus glandarius
Grus grus
Himantopus himantopus
Hippolais polyglotta
Hirundo rustica
Ixobrychus minutus
Jynx torquilla
Lanius collurio
Lanius excubitor
Larus ridibundus
Lullula arborea
Luscinia megarhynchos
Mergus serrator
Merops apiaster
Milvus migrans
Milvus milvus
Motacilla alba
Motacilla cinerea
Motacilla flava
Muscicapa striata
Netta rufina
Nycticorax nycticorax
Oenanthe oenanthe
Otus scops
Parus ater
Parus palustris
Perdix perdix
Pernis apivorus
Phalacrocorax carbo
Phoenicurus ochruros
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Phylloscopus collybita
Phylloscopus trochilus
Pica pica
Picus viridis
Podiceps cristatus
Podiceps nigricollis
Prunella modularis
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Rallus aquaticus
Regulus regulus
Scolopax rusticola
Sitta europaea
Sterna hirundo
Strix aluco
Sturnus vulgaris
Sylvia atricapilla
Sylvia communis
Tadorna tadorna
Troglodytes troglodytes
Turdus iliacus
Turdus philomelos
Turdus pilaris
Tyto alba
Upupa epops
Vanellus vanellus
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Habitat complexes

Constructed, industrial and other artificial habitats

Regularly cultivated agricultural, horticultural and domestic habitats

Woodland, forest and other wooded land

Freshwater habitats
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
habitat loss and fragmentation

invasive species

climatic change
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
* without answer
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