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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: North Slope, Alaska ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40474.

Item Identification

Title: North Slope, Alaska ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)
Short Name: N_Slope_birds
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005-06
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for diving birds, gulls and terns, seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl for the North Slope of Alaska. Vector polygons in this data set represent nesting, brood rearing, migratory staging, and molting sites for birds. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for North Slope, Alaska. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the NESTS (Nest Points) data layer, part of the larger North Slope, Alaska ESI database, for additional bird information.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

2037

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska; NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska Clean Seas, Deadhorse, Alaska; and Minerals Management Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for North Slope, Alaska

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Bird
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None North Slope, Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, six relational attribute or data tables, BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS, are used to store the complex biological data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BIRDS) is linked to the Biological Resources table (BIORES) using the unique ID and the lookup table BIO_LUT, or it can be linked directly using RARNUM. The ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (for the North Slope atlas, the number is 75), an element/layer specific number (BIRDS are layer 1, FISH are layer 2, etc.), and a unique record number. The RARNUM represents a unique combination of species, seasonalities, concentrations, and source information. For each of these groupings, a number is generated. That number is concatenated with the atlas number to create a "resource at risk" number that is unique across atlases. BIORES and the other relational data tables are described below in detail. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other attribute tables in the ESI data structure.Due to the complexity of the relational database model, the data items are also post-processed into a flat file format. This table, called BIOFILE, may be used in place of the relational files described below to ease simple data queries. The items in the flat file are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, NHP, DATE_PUB, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. All of these items are the same as their counterparts in the individual data tables described below, except the BREED1-BREED5 and BREED items. BREED is a newly generated variable used to link to the BREED_DT data table, a modified, more compact version of the relational BREED data table. BREED1-BREED5 give a text summary of when each life stage occurs within the associated map object. The life stages referred to are the same as those listed in the Detailed_Description of the BREED data table. The link to the BIOFILE may be made through the BIO_LUT, using ID to link to RARNUM, or BIOFILE may be linked directly to the RARNUM in each of the geographic layer's attribute data tables. As mentioned, BREED_DT is an auxiliary support data table to the flat file structure, which allows the user to do searches based on month for seasonal breeding activities. The link from the flat file to BREED_DT is the BREED item.A second supporting data table is SOURCES. This is the same as the source file described above, and the link from the flat file is both G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE. It should be noted that although the flat file eases data query, it is not a normalized database structure, and actual updates performed by the states and other responsible agencies should be done using the relational data tables. The entity-relationship diagram, describing relationships between attribute tables in the ESI data structure, does NOT include the BIOFILE data table, and this data table is NOT described in detail below.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Unknown

Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska; NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska Clean Seas, Deadhorse, Alaska; and Minerals Management Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 512284
Date Effective From: 2005-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 512286
Date Effective From: 2005-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 512287
Date Effective From: 2005-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 512285
Date Effective From: 2005-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: The biological data were compiled during 2003-2004. The currentness dates for the data range from 1983 to 2004 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 512290
W° Bound: -168
E° Bound: -140.8
N° Bound: 72
S° Bound: 68

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 512289
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1983
End: 2004

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588927
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1350
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 423708
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1350
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 2230

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor). ESI data are processed into multiple formats to make them useful to a wider community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcView ESI project and ESI_Viewer product are also included on the distribution CDs for ease of use of the ESI data. The database files are distributed both in the NOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format. This metadata document includes information on both of these database formats.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 512282
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 512303
Activity Date/Time: 2005-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 512302
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 588622
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 588926
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 604428
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 6

CC ID: 719296
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(r) (version 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System (NT4.0/2000).The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in that data set: bioindex.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, facility.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut, biofile, biores, breed, breed_dt, seasonal, soc_dat, soc_lut, sources, species, and status.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the biological data layers are developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:250,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original data source and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge and available hardcopy reports, maps, and digital data on bird nesting, brood rearing, migratory staging, and molting sites. See also the NESTS (Nest Points) data layer, part of the larger North Slope, Alaska ESI database, for additional bird information. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in North Slope, Alaska. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 3, Red-throated loon, Gavia stellata; 13, Brant, Branta bernicla; 14, Greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons; 15, Snow goose, Chen caerulescens; 17, Northern pintail, Anas acuta; 27, Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis; 29, White-winged scoter, Melanitta fusca; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 31, Pacific loon, Gavia pacifica; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 53, Red-necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus; 55, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 61, Pectoral sandpiper, Calidris melanotos; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 65, Long-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus; 66, Western sandpiper, Calidris mauri; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 71, Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola; 73, Ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres; 80, Arctic tern, Sterna paradisaea; 82, Glaucous gull, Larus hyperboreus; 103, Common eider, Somateria mollissima; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 158, King eider, Somateria spectabilis; 159, Steller's eider, Polysticta stelleri; 160, Red phalarope, Phalaropus fulicaria; 164, American golden-plover, Pluvialis dominica; 165, Bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica; 197, Black scoter, Melanitta nigra; 213, Stilt sandpiper, Calidris himantopus; 237, Baird's sandpiper, Calidris bairdii; 238, White-rumped sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis; 273, Geese, n/a; 284, Buff-breasted sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis; 292, Sharp-tailed sandpiper, Calidris acuminata; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 408, Yellow-billed loon, Gavia adamsii; 409, Ross' gull, Rhodostethia rosea; 415, Spectacled eider, Somateria fischeri; 462, Loons, Gavia spp.; 1001, Gulls, n/a; 1003, Waterfowl, n/a; 1008, Terns, n/a; 1022, Seabirds, n/a.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute_Accuracy_Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.), and SQL SERVER(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD-ROM and the metadata are written.After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks. In the process of checking for topological and database consistencies, new ID's and RARNUM's or HUNUM's are also generated. The new ID's are a combination of atlas number, element number, and record number. In addition, the value used to represent the element is modified to reflect the type of feature being mapped. In the case of an element that is normally represented by a point or polygon, a value of 20 is added to the standard element value for mapping of linear features. In the case where an element usually mapped as a polygon is represented by a point, a value of 30 is added to the regular element value. The RARNUM's are also modified to include the atlas number, so multiple atlases can be combined and RARNUM's remain unique. RARNUM's are redefined on an element basis, so "resource at risk" groupings will contain only a single element. HUNUM's are also modified to include the atlas number.

Lineage

Sources

2002 AND 2003 SEA DUCK CENSUSES ALONG THE NORTH COAST OF ALASKA

CC ID: 604453
Contact Name: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) MIGRATORY BIRD MANAGEMENT (MBM) (FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

AERIAL POPULATION SURVEY OF COMMON EIDERS & OTHER WATERBIRDS

CC ID: 604432
Contact Name: DAU, HODGES, ANDERSON, & TAYLOR
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

AN IMPORTANT EARLY-AUTUMN STAGING AREA FOR PAC. FLYWAY BRANT: KASEGALUK LAGOON

CC ID: 604437
Contact Name: JOHNSON, S.R.
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1989
Extent End Date/Time: 1991
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

BIRD NESTS ON BARRIER ISLANDS IN THE ARCTIC NWR, 2003-2004

CC ID: 604454
Contact Name: USFWS, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (ANWR) (FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL TABLE | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

DISTRIBUTION & ABUNDANCE OF SPECTACLED EIDERS IN LEDYARD BAY, AK, SEPTEMBER 1995

CC ID: 604442
Contact Name: LARNED, W., G. BALOGH, and M. PETERSON
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF SEA DUCKS IN CHUKCHI AND BEAUFORT SEAS

CC ID: 604447
Contact Name: PETERSEN, M. (USGS, ANCHORAGE)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

DISTRIBUTION OF SEA DUCKS AND LOONS IN BEAUFORT SEA

CC ID: 604433
Contact Name: FISCHER, J. (USFWS, MBM, ANCHORAGE)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

DISTRIBUTION/SEASONALITY OF CHUKCHI/BEAUFORT SEA MARINE MAMMALS; BIRDS

CC ID: 604450
Contact Name: SUYDAM, R. (NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

DISTRIBUTION/SEASONALITY OF SHOREBIRDS

CC ID: 604441
Contact Name: KENDALL, S. (USFWS, FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSULTATION FOR STELLER'S AND SPECTACLED EIDERS

CC ID: 604445
Contact Name: NSF (ARLINGTON), USFWS (FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

LATE-SUMMER ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE BIRDS IN KASEGALUK LAGOON

CC ID: 604440
Contact Name: JOHNSON, WIGGINS, WAINWRIGHT
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

LOCATIONS OF BRANT & SNOW GOOSE BROODS: AERIAL SURVEYS ON ARCTIC COASTAL PLAIN

CC ID: 604429
Contact Name: ABR, INC. (FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL TABLE | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MARINE BIRD DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY

CC ID: 604455
Contact Name: USFWS, MIGRATORY BIRD MANAGEMENT
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

MONITORING BEAUFORT SEA WATERFOWL & MARINE BIRDS: AERIAL SURVEY COMPONENT

CC ID: 604434
Contact Name: FISCHER, J., T. TIPLADY, W. LARNED
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Extent End Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA (MESA) DATA

CC ID: 604430
Contact Name: ADF&G HAB. & REST. DIV.
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL MAP | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

NEAR SHORE SURVEYS OF ALASKA'S ARCTIC COAST, 1999-2003

CC ID: 604443
Contact Name: LYSNE, L.A., E.J. MALLEK, and C.P. DAU
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

NESTING WATERFOWL ON THE NORTH SLOPE

CC ID: 604444
Contact Name: MARTIN, P. (USFWS, FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NORTH SLOPE EIDER SURVEY COVERAGES

CC ID: 604456
Contact Name: USFWS, MIGRATORY BIRD MANAGEMENT
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Extent End Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

NORTH SLOPE SUBAREA CONTINGENCY PLAN: SENSITIVE AREAS SECTION

CC ID: 604431
Contact Name: AK REG. RESP. TEAM (ARRT)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

PROFILES OF IMPORTANT SHOREBIRD SITES IN ALASKA

CC ID: 604435
Contact Name: GILL, TIBBITS, & HANDEL
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

SEABIRD SEASONALITY

CC ID: 604449
Contact Name: STEPHENSON, S. (USFWS, MBM)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

SNOW GOOSE FLOCK DISTRIBUTION, SEPTEMBER 7, 2003

CC ID: 604452
Contact Name: USFWS ARCTIC NWR
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY MAP | Type of Source Media: paper

STAGING AND WINTERING AREAS OF SNOW GEESE NESTING ON HOWE ISLAND, ALASKA

CC ID: 604438
Contact Name: JOHNSON, S.R.
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

STAGING SHOREBIRDS IN THE BARROW AREA

CC ID: 604451
Contact Name: TAYLOR, A. (UAF, FAIRBANKS)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL MAP | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

STATUS & NESTING DISTRIBUTION OF LESSER SNOW GEESE & BRANT ON THE WESTERN A.C.P.

CC ID: 604448
Contact Name: RITCHIE, R., R. BURGESS, R. SUYDAM
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

SUMMER DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE BIRDS IN WESTERN BEAUFORT SEA

CC ID: 604436
Contact Name: FISCHER, J.B. AND W.W. LARNED
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Extent End Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

TESHEKPUK LAKE MOLTING GEESE SURVEY

CC ID: 604457
Contact Name: USFWS, MIGRATORY BIRD MANAGEMENT
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1976
Extent End Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: DIGITAL VECTOR DATA | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

THE BARROW ARCH ENVIRONMENT & POSSIBLE CONSEQ. OF PLANNED OFFSHORE O&G DEVELOP.

CC ID: 604446
Contact Name: OCSEAP
Publish Date: 1983-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1983
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

THE BIRDS OF THE BEAUFORT SEA

CC ID: 604439
Contact Name: JOHNSON, S.R. AND D.R. HERTER
Publish Date: 1989-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1989
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604458
Description:

Four main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: (1) personal interviews with resource experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF), and ABR, Inc.; (2) numerous published and unpublished reports, maps, and survey data provided by the agencies listed above; (3) peer-reviewed journal articles and books; and (4) digital data. The digital data included four USFWS vector polygon coverages depicting waterfowl nesting and molting distribution in 2002-2003 and two 2004 digital tables (provided by ABR, Inc. and USFWS) depicting bird nesting and/or brood rearing locations.Concentration and seasonality information was provided by resource experts or was extracted from published sources, reports, and survey data.The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRDS data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling a biology data layer: (1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; (2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; (3) digital data layers are evaluated and used 'as is' or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data are plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews are conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the BIRDS data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2005-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIORES
Entity BIO_LUT
Entity BIRDS.PAT
Entity BREED
Entity SEASONAL
Entity SOURCES
Entity SPECIES
Entity STATUS

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40474
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40474
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
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