Protocol for assessing bird abundance and richness in vineyards:a case study in Penedès area


Abstract: Bird abundance and richness were evaluate during the breeding period of 2011 inPenedès wine appellation of origin area, Barcelona (Spain) using an adapted point counts methodin different vineyard landscapes matrix with different habitat composition and complexity. It wasfound that bird communities were mainly affected by habitat composition. Species richness washigher in vineyards with a more complex structure landscape.

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