Animal Demography Unit - Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)Entry ID: adu_cwac
Abstract: The Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) project was launched in 1992. The objective of CWAC is to monitor South Africa's waterbird populations and the conditions of the wetlands which are important for waterbirds. This is being done by means of a programme of regular mid-summer and mid-winter censuses at a large number of South African wetlands. Regular six-monthly counts are conducted; however, we do encourage counters to survey their wetlands on a more regular basis as this provides better data. CWAC currently monitors over 400 wetlands around the country on a regular basis, and furthermore curates waterbird data for close to 600 wetlands.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Animal Demography Unit, UCT
Dataset Title: Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)
Dataset Release Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Start Date: 1983-07-15Stop Date: 2006-09-30
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > WADERS/GULLS/AUKS AND ALLIES
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > ALBATROSSES/PETRELS AND ALLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PELICANS AND ALLIES
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Phone: +27 21 6504698
Email: marius.wheeler at uct.ac.za
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +27 21 6504998
Email: Michael.Brooks at uct.ac.za
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +27 21 8882400
Email: uvstange at csir.co.za
PO Box 320
Postal Code: 7599
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-22