Bird observations at Vikevatnet Norway
Latest version published by NaturRestaurering AS on 11 May 2021 NaturRestaurering AS

Bird observations from Vikevatnet, Harstad, Norway. Data is recorded as human observations 17-18.6.2012.

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Rannestad O T (2021): Bird observations at Vikevatnet Norway. v1.0. NaturRestaurering AS. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Samplingevent; bird observations; Vikevatnet; Norway; birds


Who created the resource:

Ole Tobias Rannestad
NaturRestaurering AS

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jørn Olav Løkken
NaturRestaurering AS

Who else was associated with the resource:

Jørn Olav Løkken
NaturRestaurering AS
Geographic Coverage

Area around the lake Vikevatnet in Harstad, Norway.

Bounding Coordinates South West [68.662, 16.496], North East [68.683, 16.55]
Taxonomic Coverage

Human observations of bird. All observations is identified to species level, and the number of individuals recorded throughout a day is recorded in three categories (1-5, 6-15 and >15 individuals).

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals)
Class  Aves (Birds)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 2012-06-17 / 2012-06-18
Project Data

Human observation data of all birds spottet at Vikevatnet, Harstad, Norway from 17-18.6.2012. The observer walked along the outern edge of the lake recording number and species name of all observed birds.

Title Bird observations at Vikevatnet Norway
Identifier VikevatnetBirds
Study Area Description Vikevatnet is a calcareous lake located in Harstad, Norway. The lake is a local hot spot for birds.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Ole Tobias Rannestad
Sampling Methods

Human observations of birds. One person walked around the outer edge of the lake during daytime spotting for birds. For all birds spotted species name and count of each bird species was recorded.

Study Extent Data recorded along lake Vikevatnet, Harstad, Norway from 2012-06-17 to 2012-06-18.

Method step description:

  1. Walk around the lake Observe birds Record species name and count individuals of each species
Additional Metadata

Detailed break down of the exact number of birds observed each day has been lost between time of recording (2012) and time of uploading data (2021).