Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Point Count Data, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia, 2012-2015

Typecollection
TitleNanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Point Count Data, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia, 2012-2015
Alternate TitleNanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Counts, 2012-2015
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c41705d09005
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network Bird Point Count Data contains counts of all birds seen and heard over five minute periods at each of the 0 m, 100 m and 200 m posts along a permanent 200 m transect at each site. Dawn bird counts are conducted every 1-2 years using repeated point interval counts, between 2012 and 2015.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Nanangroe Plantation Forest Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b.

Full DescriptionAbstract: The Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network Bird Point Count Data contains counts of all birds seen and heard over five minute periods at each of the 0 m, 100 m and 200 m posts along a permanent 200 m transect at each site. Dawn bird counts are conducted every 1-2 years using repeated point interval counts, between 2012 and 2015. Repeated point counts by two different observers on two different days are undertaken. The distance that each bird was seen/heard at is recorded along with bird abundance and any anecdotal comments (e.g. breeding behaviour). Bird species presence/absence or detection rates within 50 m of the observer is commonly used for analysis.

The principle objective of the Nanangroe study is to directly quantify changes in woodland vertebrate assemblages and their relationships with habitat variables when the surrounding landscape matrix is converted from a semi-cleared grazing landscape to a landscape dominated by an exotic softwood plantation.

The study area is located in the Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo), as well as private properties adjacent those plantations. Repeated sampling of the vegetation structure and cover and selected vertebrate groups on all sites from 1998 has created a long term dataset.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Nanangroe Plantation Forest Plot Network’s full program is provided at Dawn bird counts are conducted every 1-2 years using repeated point interval counts, between 1998 and 2015.

Sampling method: Refer to Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2.

Study extent: Bird point count surveys were not conducted between 2008 and 2010 inclusive.

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 set-up
Description
Initially all patches of remnant native vegetation on areas designated for pine plantation were characterised. Fifty remnants were randomly selected with stratification, such as vegetation type, patch size, established year of surrounding pine trees. Fifty-six remnants on adjacent farms to pine plantations were selected to match those 50 remnants, to make sure that remnants from two groups were as similar as possible. Ten sites in cleared paddocks around the woodland remnants on the grazing properties and 10 sites in areas dominated by newly planted radiate pine trees were established as ‘‘landscape matrix’’ sites. Those sites were established in 1998, but a few sites were scrapped due to non-accessibility or vast invasion of weed. To make up for those abandoned sites, additional sites were established within a few years since the first establishment.
For more details, please refer to Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2, pp. 157-169.
Instrument
ArcGIS, GPS, Tape measure, Steel star picket posts, reflective tape, cattle ear tags: a star picket has been placed from 0 m to 200 m along a transect with 50 m intervals.


Number
2
Title
Bird Point Count Surveys
Description
Dawn bird counts are conducted approximately every 2 years using repeated point interval counts. Bird observers count all birds seen and heard over five minute periods at each of the 0 m, 100 m and 200 m posts along a permanent 200 m transect established at each site. Repeated point counts by two different observers on two different days are undertaken. The distance that each bird was heard and seen at is recorded along with bird abundance and any anecdotal comments (e.g. breeding behaviour). Bird species presence/absence or detection rates within 50m of the observer is commonly used for analysis.
Instrument
Binoculars, field guide.


Number
3
Title
Documentation
Description
The distance that each bird was heard and seen at is recorded along with bird abundance and any anecdotal comments (e.g. breeding behaviour).
Instrument
Clipboard, pencil and datasheet.


File Descriptions

Name
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_1998+_p857t1074.csv
Description

abundance
definitionCount of species detected at the survey point
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
common_name
definitionCommon name
nominal text definitionCharacter
descriptionBird point count data from Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network 1998+
distance
definitionRadial distance from survey point (metres)
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
number of records141582
plot_number
definitionSite marker point on a permanent transect
nominal enumeration codes
10 m points on a transect
2100 m points on a transect
3200 m points on a transect
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
scientific_name
definitionSpecies scientific name
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year of survey conducted
visit_code
definitionUnique code, combination of survey year-survey season-site code-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter


Name
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_site_infor_1998+_p857t1075.csv
Description

cloud
definitionCloud
ordinal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Clear
2Scattered
3Broken
4Overcast
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
descriptionSite information from bird point count surveys in Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network 1998+
number of records10309
plot_number
definitionSite marker point on a permanent transect
ordinal enumeration codes
10 m points on a transect
2100 m points on a transect
3200 m points on a transect
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
start_time
date time formathh:mm
definitionSurvey start time
survey_date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionSurvey date
survey_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year of survey conducted
temperature
definitionTemperature
ordinal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Cold
2Cool
3Mild
4Warm
visit_code
definitionCombination of survey year-survey season-site code-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter
wind
definitionWind
ordinal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Calm
2Light
3Moderate
4Windy


Name
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_2012+_p857t1109.csv
Description

abundance
definitionCount of species detected at the survey point
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
common_name
definitionCommon name
nominal text definitionCharacter
distance
definitionRadial distance from survey point (metres)
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
number of records47210
plot_number
definitionSite marker point on a permanent transect
nominal enumeration codes
10 m points on a transect
2100 m points on a transect
3200 m points on a transect
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
scientific_name
definitionSpecies scientific name
nominal text definitionSpecies scientific name
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year of survey conducted
visit_code
definitionUnique code, combination of survey year-survey season-site code-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter


Name
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_site_infor_2012+_p857t1110.csv
Description

cloud
definitionCloud
nominal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Clear
2Scattered
3Broken
4Overcast
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records3172
plot_number
definitionSite marker point on a permanent transect
nominal enumeration codes
10 m points on a transect
2100 m points on a transect
3200 m points on a transect
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
start_time
date time formathh:mm
definitionSurvey start time
survey_date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionSurvey date
survey_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year of survey conducted
temperature
definitionTemperature
nominal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Cold
2Cool
3Mild
4Warm
visit_code
definitionCombination of survey year-survey season-site code-repeat number
nominal text definitionCharacter
wind
definitionWind
nominal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Calm
2Light
3Moderate
4Windy


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
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Grazing domestic livestock
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Fragmentation
keyword:Birds
keyword:Bird counts
Nanangroe Plantation
Bird Counts
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
20122015
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNanangroe Plantation, Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo)
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -34.912979; southlimit = -35.069528; westlimit = 148.313807; eastLimit = 148.534563
Date of data creation2017-08-07
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
Publications

Identifier Type
Digital Object Identifier
Identifier Value
10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00061-1
Publication Title
A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data.
Publication Reference
Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00061-1


Related Websites
URLTitle
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern6.49
PackageId:857
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.

Please note that data collected prior to 2012 is available via mediated access only.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
Licence TypeAusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
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:5804
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