Field Study Group of the Dutch Mammal Society (NL) - 2009 - Mammal Survey Serra da Estrela, Portugal
This dataset contains the results of the yearly summer camp of the Field Study Group (Dutch Mammal Society), organized from July 28th to August 6th 2009 in Natural Park 'Serra da Estrela', Portugal
. The mammals of the Serra da Estrela and its surroundings were the main object of study, using various methods.
Live traps and small batches of owl pellets were used to identify small mammals like shrews and mice. Data on bats was gathered with bat detectors and mistnets. Bat parasites and DNA material were collected from all bats captured and identified afterwards. Other mammal species were observed visually or by use of camera and video monitors. While recording mammals, attention was given to insects (butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers), amphibians, reptiles and birds as well. Locations were recorded with GPS.