Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Point Count Data, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia, 1998-2011

Abstract: 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 1998 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 https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b 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.
Type
collection
Title
Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Point Count Data, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia, 1998-2011
Alternate Title
Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Bird Counts, 1998-2011
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c4172603bf7a
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
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 were conducted every 1-2 years using repeated point interval counts, between 1998 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 Description
Abstract: 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 1998 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 https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b 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
1
Plot set-up
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.
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.
2
Bird Point Count Surveys
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.
Binoculars, field guide.
3
Documentation
The distance that each bird was heard and seen at is recorded along with bird abundance and any anecdotal comments (e.g. breeding behaviour).
Clipboard, pencil and datasheet.
File Descriptions
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_1998+_p857t1074.csv
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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
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scientific_name
definitionSpecies scientific name
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lngr_bird_point_counts_data_site_infor_1998+_p857t1075.csv
cloud
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0Not measured
1Clear
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3Broken
4Overcast
comments
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plot_number
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ordinal enumeration codes
10 m points on a transect
2100 m points on a transect
3200 m points on a transect
repeat_number
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ratio standard unitnumber
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
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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
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wind
definitionWind
ordinal enumeration codes
0Not measured
1Calm
2Light
3Moderate
4Windy
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_2012+_p857t1109.csv
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
lngr_bird_point_counts_data_site_infor_2012+_p857t1110.csv
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 Email
david.lindenmayer@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Fenner 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 Investigator
David Lindenmayer
Supervisors
David Lindenmayer
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0602 - Ecology; 0608 - Zoology
Keywords
GCMD: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 Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1998
2011
Geospatial Location
text
Nanangroe Plantation, Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo)
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -34.912979; southlimit = -35.069528; westlimit = 148.313807; eastLimit = 148.534563
Date of data creation
2017-08-07
Year of data publication
2017
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Lindenmayer
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Publications
doi
10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00061-1
A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data.
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
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern6.49; PackageId:857
Access Rights
Data collected prior to 2012 is published with mediated access. Co-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. y.
Access Rights Type
Restricted
Rights held in and over the data
AusGoal Restrictive Licence - This licence has been developed specifically for material that may contain personal or other confidential information. It may also be used for other reasons, including material to be licenced under some form of limiting or restrictive condition
Licence Type
AusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
Licence
LTERN Deed: 48 Date of execution: 2017-07-10 Restrictions: All spatial data and all background data (i.e. data collected prior to 2012) is to be published with mediated access.
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service