Hatfield, J.; Banks-Leite, C.

Bird survey data from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, 2015-2017

The data contains bird species records from the Vale do Paraíba and Serra do Mar regions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Bird species were surveyed using point counts between December 2015 and February 2017, with four temporal replicates per point for which the number of replicates in which each bird species was detected is recorded. A total of 34 fragmented and 15 near continuous land-use landscapes were surveyed using a nine-point grid system with each point separated by 75 m. For fragmented landscapes three of the points were situated within a native forest fragment, three at the fragment edge and three in the surrounding matrix habitat. Fifteen fragments had a Eucalyptus plantation matrix and 19 had a pasture matrix. Continuous land-use landscapes were split equally between native forest, plantation forest and pasture. A total of 267 bird species were detected across the different land-use types.

Publication date: 2019-01-16

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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You must cite: Hatfield, J.; Banks-Leite, C. (2019). Bird survey data from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, 2015-2017. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/45f5c9eb-7bd3-435f-97f3-ce149f3b381c


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Study area
Temporal extent
2015-12-01    to    2017-02-28

Provenance & quality

Three sampling points were conducted along a 150 m transect with each having four temporal replicates, split equally between wet and dry seasons. Sampling was conducted between December 2015 and February 2017. Each sampling point used a 15-minute point count with a 25 m radius. The data was then checked and the temporal replicates aggregated. The sampling forms part of the ECOFOR (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Degraded and Recovering Amazonian and Atlantic Forests) project.

Correspondence/contact details

Hatfield, J.
Imperial College


Hatfield, J.
Imperial College
Banks-Leite, C.
Imperial College

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Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


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