Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Bird Count Survey, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017

Typecollection
TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Bird Count Survey, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017
Alternate TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna Plot Network: Bird Counts Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 2017
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3d7ccef368b
Website Addresshttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data are records of all bird observations at a set of sites within Nitmiluk National Park surveyed in either 2017 or 2018. A total of 20 sites were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c35959d4530d.

Full DescriptionAbstract: These data are records of all bird observations at a set of sites within Nitmiluk National Park surveyed in either 2017 r 2018. A total of 20 sites were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods. Thirteen sites have prior monitoring through the Three Parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network which involved sampling at 5-6 year intervals at 220 plots established from 1996 – 2002. Seven sites have no prior monitoring. In 2017/18 a paired plot design was implemented at all sites, involving the duplication of some but not all survey methods at a second plot directly adjacent to the traditional plot. At each 100 x 100 m plot 9 x 10 minute meander walking searches were performed during daylight hours at different times of the day (morning, midday and late afternoon) during a 4 day period.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c35959d4530d

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

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1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
A total of 20 sites were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods. Thirteen sites have prior monitoring through the Three Parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network which involved sampling at 5-6 year intervals at 220 plots established from 1996 – 2002. Seven sites have no prior monitoring. In 2017/18 a paired plot design was implemented at all sites, involving the duplication of some but not all survey methods at a second plot directly adjacent to the traditional plot.
Instrument


Number
2
Title
Data collection
Description
At each 100 x 100 m plot, 9 x 10 minute meander walking searches were performed during daylight hours at different times of the day (morning, midday and late afternoon) during a 4 day period.
Instrument
Binoculars and GPS


File Descriptions

Name
tpsn_bird_counts_2017_p801t1209.csv
Description

abundance
definitionSpecies abundance. 'Zero' value means species recorded outside plot or flew overhead during survey.
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
common_name
definitionCommon name of observed species
nominal text definitionCharacter
full_name
definitionScientific name of observed species
nominal text definitionCharacter
id
definitionObservation identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records283
site
definitionSite identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
species_id
definitionSpecies identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey
definitionName of survey area
nominal text definitionCharacter
yyyymmdd
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
date time precision0
definitionDate of observation


Contact Emailgraeme.gillespie@nt.gov.au
alaric.fisher@nt.gov.au
Luke.Einoder@nt.gov.au
Contact AddressPO Box 496
Palmerston, NT, 0831
Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 8 8995 5025
+61 429 091 783
+61 8 8995 5002
+61 478 404 546
Contact Fax Number+61 8 8995 5099
Principal InvestigatorGraeme Gillespie
SupervisorsGraeme Gillespie
CollaboratorsJohn Woinarski
Alaric Fisher
Luke Einoder
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0502 - Environmental Science and Management
0602 - Ecology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Invasive animals
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna
Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk
Bird Counts
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2017
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.81268; southlimit = -14.39819; westlimit = 132.16505; eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation2018-10-24
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
GraemeGillespie
AlaricFisher
LukeEinoder
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern9.7
PackageId:801
Access RightsSpecial Conditions: Users are required to contact the data provider (Graeme Gillespie) to discuss use of these data, including collaboration or co-authorship where appropriate.

Users are also required to seek permission from Northern Territory Government Department of Land Resource to discuss use of all of these data packages, and Parks Australia prior to use of data packages from Kakadu National Park.
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: 47
Date of execution: 2017-05-12
Restrictions: Data collected prior to 2012 is to be published as mediated, except where explicitly stated otherwise by the Data Provider.

Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au

Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5840
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