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ARDB update: second quarter 2018

ARDB update: second quarter 2018

2,406 records received 25th April- 24th July Total records to date are 201,620 Continued excellent coverage in South Africa, Namibia and Senegambia                                 The most dominant country in terms of observations for the period was South Africa, accounting for almost half the total number of records (48%), whilst the next best coverage was provided for […]

New intern and calm seas

New intern and calm seas

Last week we welcomed Luke Sutton to the team on a part-time summer internship. Supported by the Peregrine Fund, Luke will be working to build the Global Raptor Information Network’s (GRIN) database of global raptor observations by incorporating data from online databases, museum specimens, and printed atlases.  He will then begin building a GIS including habitat layers and use these layers to build distribution models for raptor species. Luke comes to […]

ARDB update: first quarter 2018

ARDB update: first quarter 2018

14,169 records received 1st January- 24th April A major update from Tanzanian Bird Atlas A fantastic contribution of records from the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project Other highlights include more data from Angola, Mauritania, Malawi and Uganda Total records to date are 199,214       To name a few, highlights from the last few months included records from Malawi from Andre Botha, with observations of African Goshawk and Lizard […]

ARDB update: December 2017

ARDB update: December 2017

6,425 records received during December Highlights include records from Mauritania, Angola and more than 4000 records from Tanzania Total records end of December 2017 at 190,214   December was a great month for ARDB submissions  with more than 6,000 records logged; 70% of these records came from the Tanzania Bird Atlas team for 2015-2016 and show a wide geographical spread of incidental observations by car. Many thanks to Neil Baker […]

ARDB update: November 2017

ARDB update: November 2017

1,242 records received during November Highlights include records from Nigeria and Northern Botswana Total records end of November 2017 at 183,789     We were delighted to receive an incidental observation from Nigeria where Michael Manja recorded a Hooded Vulture. The last time we received data from Nigeria was in March 2017 and is relatively under-represented on the database. Andre Botha also submitted valuable observations from a road survey in […]

ARDB update: October 2017

ARDB update: October 2017

5,369 records received during October Highlights include records from Cape Verde islands and historical data from Volker Salewski for Senegal Total records end of October 2017 at 182,547   October was a great month for contributions with more than half of these (3053) coming from road surveys in Ethiopia carried out by Evan Buechley, Andre de la Cruz, Gabriel Gaucal, Juan Ramirez and Monte Neate-Klegg. Evan Buechley (pictured left) is […]

Climate vulnerability mapping in northern Zambia

Climate vulnerability mapping in northern Zambia

habitatINFO has just been contracted by OneWorld in Cape Town to help map climate vulnerability in the 4 provinces of northern Zambia. Like other projects this will be a high resolution update of information to provide hot spot maps which enable authorities and local stakeholders to direct their attention and resources to the places and communities most in need of help adapting to the harmful effects of climate change. These […]

ARDB update: September 2017

ARDB update: September 2017

3,147 records received in September Highlights include records from Djibouti and Ethiopia from Evan Buechley and team Total records end of September 2017 at 177,178   This month saw a surge in contributions to the ARDB with a 3-fold increase on last months contributions. A real highlight this month was receiving data for Djibouti and Ethiopia from road surveys and the big migration count conducted by Evan Buchley, Andres de  […]

ARDB update: August 2017

ARDB update: August 2017

1,170 records received in August Highlights include records from Ara Monadjem for Mozambique, Western Kenya data from Washington Wachira, and Spanish data! from Jose Tavares Total records end of August 2017 at 174,031 Records this month continued to be steady from regular contributors. Dirk Heinrich provided a good proportion of all records (108 records) with his incidental observations from north Namibia and the Caprivi Strip. A highlight from the Europe […]

Owl in residence

Owl in residence

  This week we have another rescued bird under observation in the Hawk Hotel at HabitatInfo. Found at night on the side of the road by Ffion, local skipper of Falcon Boats she took it home for a few nights before checking it in with us. Since then owl has been eating the day-old chicks on offer and is doing fine. We plan to release her back to the wild […]

ARDB update: July 2017

ARDB update: July 2017

4,145 records received in July Highlights include more than 1,800 spreadsheet observations from Ronelle Visagie & Bram Piot Total records now at 172,966  This month we received two large contributions to the data bank via spreadsheet that swelled the observation tally; Ronelle Visagie provided 1,084 road survey observations from South Africa and Bram Piot sent us 803 incidental observations from Cameroon, Niger, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Guinea and Senegal. Regular […]

Swimming with jellies

Swimming with jellies

The HabitatInfo/ARDB office is located a few minutes walk from the glorious Pembrokeshire coast and the sea has been very inviting of-late with lots of jellyfish to marvel at. This beautiful Compass jellyfish was among them, photo taken by Lou Luddington.  

ARDB update: June 2017

ARDB update: June 2017

1,048 records received in June Highlights include 175 observations (17 % of all records) from Erik Brohaugh in The Gambia Total records now at 168,821 Records this month showed a steady flow from our regular contributors in Senegambia, Europe, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Erik and Asaph Brohaugh made a significant contribution with 175 records from The Gambia.  Last month we featured Clive Barlow as a contributor to ARDB […]

ARDB update: April 2017

ARDB update: April 2017

 1,562 records received during AprilSignificant data from MadagascarTotal records in ARDB now 164,988 Observers continued to be busy during April sending in a total of 1562 records to the data bank, raising the ARDB tally from 163,130 to 164,988 observations; almost 165,000 observations now that’s a milestone to celebrate! The database has enjoyed a 20% increase in data since April last year and observations submitted during April this year were […]

ARDB update: March 2017

ARDB update: March 2017

 Contributions to the ARDB were less for March but still steady with 1496 records added raising the data bank tally from 161,634 to 163,130 observations.

ARDB update: January 2017

ARDB update: January 2017

The ARDB got off to an amazing start in 2017 with 6050 records added in January raising the data bank tally from 152,739 to 158,801 observations We have a new helper at the ARDB, Dr Lou Luddington who is able to come in and help with ARDB data and newsletters on Monday mornings. Lou is a marine biologist and obtained her PhD at Bangor University, North Wales with a study […]

ARDB update: December 2016

ARDB update: December 2016

 1,394 records were added in December taking the data bank tally from 151,329 to 152,723 observations.Click on the image for a high resolution map: We thought you might like to see some of the characters involved with the ARDB project; one who works tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ to keep the technologies operational is Andrew Rayner (image 1) our developer who is from South Africa but now lives near Habitat Info […]

ARDB update: November 2016

ARDB update: November 2016

November proved to be a prolific month with 6,733 records added taking the data bank tally from 144,671 to 151,329 observations. click on the image for a high resolution map: Highlights this month included more than 2,500 historical and recent observations from Volker Salewski and a further 592 observations from Bram Piot for west Africa which provided much needed data for this region. Data from surveys organised around the 14th […]