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

Abstract: 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.
Type
collection
Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Bird Count Survey, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017
Alternate Title
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna Plot Network: Bird Counts Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 2017
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c3d7ccef368b
Website Address
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
These 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 Description
Abstract: 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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Plot set-up
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.
2
Data collection
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.
Binoculars and GPS
File Descriptions
tpsn_bird_counts_2017_p801t1209.csv
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 Email
graeme.gillespie@nt.gov.au; alaric.fisher@nt.gov.au; Luke.Einoder@nt.gov.au
Contact Address
PO 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 Investigator
Graeme Gillespie
Supervisors
Graeme Gillespie
Collaborators
John Woinarski; Alaric Fisher; Luke Einoder
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0502 - Environmental Science and Management; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD: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 Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2017
Geospatial Location
text
Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -13.81268; southlimit = -14.39819; westlimit = 132.16505; eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation
2018-10-24
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Graeme
Gillespie
Alaric
Fisher
Luke
Einoder
Publisher for Citation
The Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern9.7; PackageId:801
Access Rights
Special 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 Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative 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 Type
CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Licence
LTERN 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 Location
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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