Bird monitoring in Dividalen and Børgefjell

Updated 2000-11-20

Population monitoring of Gyrfalcon, Golden Eagle, Willow Grouse and Passerine birds

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1990 -
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
John Atle Kålås
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research Tungasletta 2 N-7485 Trondheim Norway

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Heavy metals
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Higher plants
Terrestrial birds
Terrestrial mammals
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Chick production for Gyrfalcon and Golden Eagle. Population variation (indices) for Willow Grouse and Passerine birds. Heavy metal and Cs137 in plants and liver samples


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

Børgefjell National Park, 65 08 N, 12 50 E Dividalen National Park, 68 42 N, 19 47 E

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Annual results are and will be published in NINA-Oppdragsmelding (Norwegian Inst for Nature Res., Trodheim, Norway).
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Reproduction for raptors are based on registration of cicks production in 10 Gyrfalcon and 12 Golden Eagle territories in Børgefjell. Production and population indices for Willow Grouse are quantified by censusing permanent transects with pointing dogs in August (Dividalen and Børgefjell). Population indices of passerine birds are registred by point censusing of 200 permanent sites in each area (Dividalen and Børgefjell). The project also include mapping of heavy metals in selected componets in the food chain (e.g. plants, common shrew, voles, pied flycatcher, willow grouse)

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

The project is a part of the Norwegian 'Monitoring Programme for Terrestrial Ecosystems' organised and financed by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management.

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