September 18th, 2015

The completion of the Life+ Cap DOM programme!

After five years of work, the Life+ Cap DOM programme, supported by the European Commission and…
August 31st, 2015

[Video] The STOC in French Guiana

Since 2012, GEPOG has been running a STOC (point count) survey in French Guiana, along with the…
August 25th, 2015

[Video] SEOR: a look back over the five years of the programme

A few weeks before the end of the Life+ Cap DOM programme, François-Xavier Couzi, Director of…

The bird surveys have been completed!

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© Anna Stier 2011

Between October 2011 and January 2012, on three different occasions, four ornithologists of GEPOG visited each of the 90 sampling points in the French Guianan coastal savannahs. Arriving at 6 a.m., survey work begins on the ground between 6:30–9:00 am, covering as many points as possible. Over a period of 20 minutes, GPS in hand to record the exact location, all the birds seen or heard are noted. For each species, the following information is recorded: the time at the first contact, the date, the weather, and the time of the start of the inventory.

GEPOG made over 4500 observations of more than 180 species. These data will now be analyzed together with the information collected on soils and vegetation as well as indices of human impact in order to identify any potential correlations.

Anna Stier
Project leader

Keywords : French Guiana, French Guiana savannas, Bearded tachuri