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Norwegian Monitoring Programme for Terrestrial Ecosystems (TOV)
Date typed in:  2006-07-26 15:25:21
Scheme name:  TOV - passerine bird monitoring
Institution: NINA - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Coordinator: John Atle Kålås
Main funding source: national
Geographical scope: national
Launched in response to: other international obligation
Countries monitored by the schemes:


Data availability:
Data management:
References:TOV on the web
Framstad (ed.) 2006
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend

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 ?
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
graphics/descriptive statistics
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
1000 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:
point counts of visual & audible clues of all (mainly) passerine birds within 5 min obs. period at fixed plots (200 per site)
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:
* without answer
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:
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Aegithalos caudatus
Anthus cervinus
Anthus pratensis
Anthus trivialis
Apus apus
Bombycilla garrulus
Calcarius lapponicus
Carduelis cannabina
Carduelis chloris
Carduelis flammea
Carduelis flavirostris
Carduelis spinus
Carpodacus erythrinus
Certhia familiaris
Cinclus cinclus
Corvus corax
Corvus corone
Delichon urbica
Emberiza citrinella
Emberiza pusilla
Emberiza schoeniclus
Eremophila alpestris
Erithacus rubecula
Ficedula hypoleuca
Fringilla coelebs
Fringilla montifringilla
Garrulus glandarius
Hippolais icterina
Hirundo rustica
Lanius collurio
Lanius excubitor
Loxia curvirostra
Loxia leucoptera
Loxia pytyopsittacus
Lullula arborea
Luscinia svecica
Motacilla alba
Motacilla flava
Muscicapa striata
Oenanthe oenanthe
Oriolus oriolus
Parus ater
Parus caeruleus
Parus cinctus
Parus cristatus
Parus major
Parus montanus
Parus palustris
Perisoreus infaustus
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Phylloscopus borealis
Phylloscopus collybita
Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Phylloscopus trochiloides
Phylloscopus trochilus
Pica pica
Pinicola enucleator
Plectrophenax nivalis
Prunella modularis
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Regulus regulus
Riparia riparia
Saxicola rubetra
Sitta europaea
Sturnus vulgaris
Sylvia atricapilla
Sylvia borin
Sylvia communis
Sylvia curruca
Troglodytes troglodytes
Turdus iliacus
Turdus merula
Turdus philomelos
Turdus pilaris
Turdus torquatus
Turdus viscivorus
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Heathland, scrub and tundra
Woodland, forest and other wooded land
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
land use
climatic change
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
sampling & analytical methods rather unspecific; area monitored not well defined (points spread along transects over ca 10x10km)
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