This dataset for birds in Nigeria, is obtained from the Nigeria Bird Atlas Project (NiBAP), a member of the continent-wide project - the African Bird Atlas Project (ABAP). The NiBAP aims to map all of Nigeria’s bird species and describe their status with the help of valued input from Citizen Scientists – volunteer members of the public who are keen to contribute through going birding and submitting their observations to the project. The project has now been running since the end of 2015.
The dataset published here covers from the beginning of the project in 2015-05-22 to 2022-01-23. To collect/digitize the data, a number of citizen scientists across the country were involved. This was possible with the aid of a digital data collection mobile application (Birdlasser: https://www.birdlasser.com/) and following an established bird atlas protocol for the Bird Map Africa. The submitted data are usually pipelined into a central database for the ABAP and displayed on the BirdMap Africa portal (http://www.birdmap.africa) after a thorough vetting process.
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 238,677 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.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Chaskda A, Tende T, Ivande S T, Brooks M, Danmallam B A, Kumdet P S, Iniunam I A, Kazeh N W, Ottosson U (2022): Nigeria Bird Atlas (Full Protocol Submissions). v1.8. A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI). Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=nigerian_bird_atlas_project&v=1.8
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ae857486-36ca-4669-9c7f-1d3aab6d2ce2. A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute (APLORI) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.
Occurrence; Birds; Citizen science; Nigeria; Africa; NiBAP; ABAP; Biodiversity; Observation; Birds; Nigeria
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This dataset covers atlassed pentads in Nigeria.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [3.908, 2.549], North East [13.838, 14.634]|
All birds were identified to species level by citizen scientists
|Start Date / End Date||2015-05-15 / 2022-01-23|
|Title||The African Bird Atlas Project|
|Funding||JRS Biodiversity Foundation; GBIF|
The personnel involved in the project:
To collect the data, observers spend a minimum of two (2) hours in a pentad to be able to submit a full protocol card. The maximum survey period for a particular pentad is five (5) days after which a new survey can be started for that pentad. Bird species with their unique Spp numbers are recorded as they are seen/heard, following a sequence. Number of species observed are recorded every hour and these records are added to the records in subsequent hour(s) to the last hour (e.g., 10th hour), as the total number of species observed. Each observer has a unique observer number, and for each submission there is a unique card number generated. Date for each record is captured in the dataset to allow spatio-temporal analysis.
|Study Extent||The study area (Nigeria) is divided into pentads, a 9km × 9km square (5' x 5' grid). Each pentad is surveyed for a minimum of two (2) hours or maximum of five (5) days survey period for a full protocol card (or else it is regarded as an adhoc submission).|
|Quality Control||Individual records are carefully vetted and species captured as out of range records are queried/verified before being added to the database.|
Method step description:
- To collect the data, observers spend a minimum of two (2) hours in a pentad to be able to submit a full protocol card.
- The maximum survey period for a particular pentad is five (5) days after which a new survey can be started for that pentad.
- Bird species are recorded as they are seen/heard, following a sequence.
- Number of species observed are recorded every hour and these records are added to the records in subsequent hour(s) to the last hour (e.g., 10th hour), as the total number of species observed.
- Each observer (citizen scientist) has a unique observer number, and for each submission there is a unique card number generated.
- Finally, the date for each record and location is captured at the time of the occurrence to allow spatio-temporal analysis.