Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Bird Count Survey Data, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2012-2017

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TitleJervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Bird Count Survey Data, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2012-2017
Alternate TitleJervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Bird Count Surveys, 2012-2017
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3c0f2537883
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis bird count data package comprises repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted annually along a permanent 100 metre-long transect between 2012 and 2017.

Bird count surveys commenced in 2003 and have been conducted since on an annual basis, with the exception of 2008 when there was no survey.

This particular study forms part of the collection of data packages from the Jervis Bay Plot Network. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94.
Full DescriptionAbstract: This bird count data package comprises repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted annually along a permanent 100 metre-long transect. The abundance of species observed or heard is recorded, and counts are not undertaken in poor weather (rain, fog or high wind). Two five-minute counts are conducted at each site, one at the 20 m mark and the other at 80 m mark of the transect. All birds seen or heard are recorded and assigned to different distance classes. Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are usually completed around late September each year. Bird count surveys commenced in 2003 and have been conducted since on an annual basis, with the exception of 2008 when there was no survey.

The Jervis Bay Plot Network was established in 2002 in Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay Territory, south-eastern Australia. The study location is a floristically diverse area in which fire history has been well-documented over several decades.

The plot network’s objectives involve quantifying the inter-relationships between natural disturbance and/or management intervention (including weed and feral animal control and prescribed burning) and the reciprocal changes in vegetation condition and biodiversity response.

This particular study forms part of the collection of data packages from the Jervis Bay Plot Network. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94.


Sampling metho: Since March 2007, surveying has taken place at a total of 130 sites. These include the original 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park, as first delineated in 2002, using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years). Also included since March 2007 are 20 extra sites, set up as part of the “Bitou experiment”.

Study extent: Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are usually completed around late September each year.

Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Methods

Number
1
Title
Plot setup
Description
Originally, in 2002, 110 permanent sites were identified for the study at Booderee National Park using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years).
When the project started in 2003, it was based on the original number of sites, but in March 2007 the number of sites increased to 130, as a result of including 20 new sites set up as part of the “Bitou experiment”.
Features of the experimental design are: stratified random site selection, replication of classes, replication proportional to area, sampling of the plots both before and after unplanned wildfire, the occurrence of unburned ‘control’ sites and treatment (burned) sites, and continued surveys over time. Commencing at the 0m point a steel post has been placed at 20m intervals along a 100m long transect.
Instrument
ArcGIS, GPS, tape measure, Steel posts, reflective tape


Number
2
Title
Bird point count surveys
Description
Birds are counted using repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted along a permanent 100 metre-long transect every year. Two five-minute counts are conducted at each site, one at the 20 metre mark and the other at 80 metre mark of each transect. All birds seen or heard are recorded and assigned to different distance classes. Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are usually completed around late September each year.
Instrument
Binoculars


File Descriptions

Name
ljbb_bird_count_surveys_2003+_p856t1082.csv
Description

bird_abundance
definitionCount of species detected at that distance class
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
bird_family
definitionSpecies family name. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class
nominal text definitionCharacter
bird_name
definitionSpecies recorded. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class.
nominal text definitionCharacter
cloud
definition"Cloud” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “none”, “patchy”, “overcast”, and “raining”; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey
descriptionBird Count Surveys Data for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park, 2003+
distance
definitionDistance class from survey point, plus additional categories of "overhead" and "Outside Veg Type"
nominal text definitionCharacter
notes
definitionNotes on conditions
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records98801
plot_number
definitionThe plot number on the transect
nominal enumeration codes
120m point
280m point
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitnumber
scientific_name
definitionScientific name of species recorded. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_number
definitionSite code, which is a combination of site (vegetation) type and plot number
nominal text definitionCharacter
start_time
date time formathh:mm
definitionTime of survey
temperature
definition“Temperature” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “cold”, “cool”, “warm”, and "hot"; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
visit_number
definitionVisit code, which is a combination of year-site number-plot number-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter
wind
definition“Wind” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “calm”, “light”, “moderate”, and “windy”; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear of survey


Name
ljbb_bird_count_surveys_2012+_p856t1096.csv
Description

bird_abundance
definitionCount of species detected at that distance class
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
bird_family
definitionSpecies family name. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class
nominal text definitionCharacter
bird_name
definitionSpecies recorded. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class.
nominal text definitionCharacter
cloud
definition"Cloud” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “none”, “patchy”, “overcast”, and “raining”; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey
descriptionBird Count Surveys Data for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park, 2012+
distance
definitionDistance class from survey point, plus additional categories of "overhead" and "Outside Veg Type"
nominal text definitionCharacter
notes
definitionNotes on conditions
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records42913
plot_number
definitionThe plot number on the transect
nominal enumeration codes
120m point
280m point
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitnumber
scientific_name
definitionScientific name of species recorded. Blank values indicate no species were detected within that particular distance class
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_number
definitionSite code, which is a combination of site (vegetation) type and plot number
nominal text definitionCharacter
start_time
date time formathh:mm
definitionTime of survey
temperature
definition“Temperature” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “cold”, “cool”, “warm”, and "hot"; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
visit_number
definitionVisit code, which is a combination of year-site number-plot number-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter
wind
definition“Wind” from look-up list (subjective measure), where measured values can include “calm”, “light”, “moderate”, and “windy”; if the value is blank then it means the variable was not measured
ordinal text definitionCharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear of survey


Contact Emaildavid.lindenmayer@anu.edu.au
Contact AddressFenner School of Environment & Society
ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment
Frank Fenner Building 141
Linnaeus Way
CANBERRA, ACT, 0200
Australia

Contact Phone Number+61 2 612 50654
+61 427 770 593
Contact Fax Number+61 2 6125 0746
Principal InvestigatorDavid Lindenmayer
SupervisorsDavid Lindenmayer
CollaboratorsWreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Birds
keyword:Booderee National Park
Jervis Bay Booderee National Park
Bird Count Surveys
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2012-10-142017-11-01
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextBooderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, south-eastern Australia.
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -35.114116; southlimit = -35.195078; westlimit = 150.590591; eastLimit = 150.76929
Date of data creation2017-06-28
Year of data publication2017
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DavidLindenmayer
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern7.30
PackageId:856
Access RightsCo-authorship with the data provider (Professor David Lindenmayer) of any publication of research utilising this data is an expected outcome.


The data provider also requests consultation, including a summary of the proposed research and intended use, before publication of research utilising this data is possible.

Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 48
Date of execution: 2017-07-10
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5789
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