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This dataset is the result of the digitization project "Aves Birds observation records anterior to 1990". It provides ornithological data gathered by Aves between 1960 and 1990. Since the early sixties, Aves, the bird study and protection society in French-speaking Belgium, now part of Natagora asbl, is collecting bird observation data in Belgium (almost exclusively in Wallonia and Brussels regions). Bird observation data in Aves collection are essentially generatedby "broad-scale surveys" in the sense of (Kelling, 2008) : data are collected mostly by volunteers, outside a strict experimental hypothesis-testing framework.

Data Records

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 81,329 records.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2f59780e-3d77-403a-9437-9a560ea5f764.  Natagora publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Belgium; birds; observation data; Aves; Wallonia; Brussels; Occurrence


Marc De Sloover
  • Originator
Rue Nanon, 98
5000 Namur
André Heughebaert
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
Node Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
ULB, Campus de la Plaine, CP 257
1050 Brussels
Jean-Yves Paquet
  • Point Of Contact
Rue Nanon, 98
5000 Namur
Rue Nanon, 98
5000 Namur

Geographic Coverage

Wallonia and Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.43, 2.66], North East [50.99, 6.48]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Accipiter gentilis, Accipiter nisus, Acridotheres cristatellus, Aegithalos caudatus, Aegolius funereus, Alcedo atthis, Asio otus, Carduelis flammea, Carduelis flavirostris, Ciconia nigra, Corvus corax, Dendrocopos minor, Dryocopus martius, Emberiza leucocephalos, Emberiza schoeniclus, Falco tinnunculus, Himantopus himantopus, Lanius excubitor, Locustella luscinioides, Locustella naevia, Motacilla alba, Otus scops, Phoenicurus ochruros, Picus viridis, Plectrophenax nivalis, Tringa nebularia, Tyto alba
Subspecies Carduelis flammea cabaret, Carduelis flammea flammea
Variety Aegithalos caudatus (var)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1960-1990

Project Data

No Description available

Title Loose observation data of birds in the wild
Funding none
Study Area Description Belgium, mostly Wallonia and Brussels
Design Description Collected by volunteers birdwatchers

The personnel involved in the project:


Collection Data

Collection Name Centrale Ornithologique AVES (COA)
Collection Identifier COA
Parent Collection Identifier COA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 2f59780e-3d77-403a-9437-9a560ea5f764