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Title of the project

Monitoring of water birds

Description

Monitoring of water birds.
Ongoing research where there is a monitoring of the populations variations during years, the long-term trends and the breeding success.

The population estimation are based on pair counting during May while the estimation for breeding success are based on broods countings in June-July.
Results are used for possible management actions on bird species. They will also bring an estimation of the ducks populations and their breeding success. Hunting quotas or derogations setting will be based on the analysis of those studies.

Location

Country Finland
Level National

Starting date

1986

Habitat Types

Wetland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), teal (Anas crecca), Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope), goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) and black coot (Fulica atra)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Other partners Some 10,000 hunters participate in the monitoring schemes annually

Publication(s)

http://riista.fi/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Riistalaskennat_ja_riistantutkimus.pdf
https://www.luomus.fi/sites/default/files/vesilintulaskenta.ppt

Weblinks

http://www.riista.fi/index.php?group=00000157&mag_nr=12