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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40544.

Item Identification

Title: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)
Short Name: RICTNYNJ_BIRDS
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-03
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, pelagic birds, passerine birds, gulls and terns in coastal Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Vector polygons in this data set represent locations of bird nesting, foraging, and rafting sites. 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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. 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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey 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:

2080

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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

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 Connecticut
None New Jersey
None New York
None Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey atlas, the number is 71), 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, T_E, 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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 514614
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514616
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514617
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514615
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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 1999-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 1959 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 514620
W° Bound: -74.538987
E° Bound: -71.090936
N° Bound: 41.8846228
S° Bound: 39.993476

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 514619
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589125
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 5958
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 914009
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 5958
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 9302

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: 514612
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 514636
Activity Date/Time: 2002-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 514635
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: 589123
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605033
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719365
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 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i with 4 X-terminals) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20), and 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: birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, habpt.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.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, socecon, 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:

Some spatial components of the biological data sets 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 basemaps with a scale of 1:24,000. Many of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital 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 and digital data on bird nesting, foraging, and rafting concentration areas. Refer to the NESTS (Nest Points) data layer for additional nesting information. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. The following species are included in this data set (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name, if applicable): 1, Common loon, Gavia immer; 3, Red-throated loon, Gavia stellata; 4, Red-necked grebe, Podiceps grisegena; 5, Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 12, Canada goose, Branta canadensis; 13, Brant, Branta bernicla; 15, Snow goose, Chen caerulescens; 16, Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos; 17, Northern pintail, Anas acuta; 18, Green-winged teal, Anas crecca; 20, Northern shoveler, Anas clypeata; 21, Canvasback, Aythya valisineria; 22, Greater scaup, Aythya marila; 23, Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; 24, Common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 27, Oldsquaw, Clangula hyemalis; 28, Harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus; 29, White-winged scoter, Melanitta fusca; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 32, Common merganser, Mergus merganser; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 34, American coot, Fulica americana; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 45, Common tern, Sterna hirundo; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 59, Lesser yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 62, Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 70, Killdeer, Charadrius vociferous; 73, Ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres; 76, Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 77, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus; 86, Least tern, Sterna antillarum; 87, Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea; 88, Great egret, Ardea alba; 89, Snowy egret, Egretta thula; 90, Black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax; 91, Glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus; 92, Great black-backed gull, Larus marinus; 93, Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis; 94, Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor; 95, Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii; 97, Green heron, Butorides virescens; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 103, Common eider, Somateria mollissima; 107, Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 125, Clapper rail, Rallus longirostris; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 138, Forsters tern, Sterna forsteri; 141, American avocet, Recurvirostra americana; 147, Savannah sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis; 148, Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis; 150, Black rail, Laterallus jamaicensis; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliates; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 155, Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 178, Least bittern, Ixobrychus exilis; 179, Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 181, Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus; 182, American kestrel, Falco sparverius; 184, King rail, Rallus elegans; 185, American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus; 186, American black duck, Anas rubripes; 187, Virginia rail, Rallus limicola; 188, Sora, Porzana carolina; 189, Yellow rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 191, Wood duck, Aix sponsa; 192, Common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus; 195, American woodcock, Scolopax minor; 197, Black (common) scoter, Melanitta nigra; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 212, Purple gallinule, Porphyrula martinica; 216, Belted kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon; 217, Mute swan, Cygnus olor; 218, Red-shouldered hawk, Buteo lineatus; 223, Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda; 224, Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis; 230, Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis; 234, Purple sandpiper, Calidris maritime; 271, Rails; 277, Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus; 278, Saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 300, Goldeneye, Bucephala spp.; 301, Mergansers; 302, Scoters, Melanitta spp.; 316, Endangered shorebird; 385, Common barn owl, Tyto alba; 595, Horned lark, Eremophila alpestris; 596, Purple martin, Progne subis; 597, Ipswich sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis prin; 600, Long-eared owl, Asio otus; 603, Black-capped petrel, Pterodroma hasitata; 604, Eastern screech owl, Otus asio; 1001, Gulls; 1002, Shorebirds; 1003, Waterfowl; 1004, Wading birds; 1005, Raptors; 1006, Diving birds; 1008, Terns; 1014, Diving ducks; 1019, Sea ducks.

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 node, etc.), and ORACLE (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 "resources at risk" groupings will contain only a single element. HUNUM's are also modified to include the atlas number.

Lineage

Sources

Bird and reptile concentration areas in NY

CC ID: 605066
Contact Name: Alderson, C. (NYS DEC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Bird and wildlife distribution and seasonality for CT

CC ID: 605046
Contact Name: Victoria, J. (CTDEP, N. Franklin)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Bird concentration areas

CC ID: 605062
Contact Name: USFWS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Bird concentration areas in RI

CC ID: 605038
Contact Name: RIDEM, DF&W, Wakefield
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Bird seasonality information for RI

CC ID: 605064
Contact Name: USFWS & URI
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Bird, terrapin, and plant concentration areas in NY

CC ID: 605048
Contact Name: Del Puerto, M. (NYSDEC, LIC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Birds of the Hackensack Meadowlands

CC ID: 605059
Contact Name: Hackensack Meadowlands DCEC
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

Bull's Birds of New York State

CC ID: 605049
Contact Name: Levine, E.
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1974
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

Colonial waterbird nesting sites in RI

CC ID: 605039
Contact Name: Hebert, C. (USFWS, Charleston)
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Colonial waterbird nesting sites in RI

CC ID: 605037
Contact Name: RI Resource Protection Project
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Extent End Date/Time: 1992
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: online

Colonial waterbird nesting sites in RI/CT

CC ID: 605036
Contact Name: CTDEP
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Colonial waterbird nesting sites in RI/CT

CC ID: 605043
Contact Name: CTDEP
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1980
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital polys | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

Double-crested cormorant nesting areas

CC ID: 605051
Contact Name: McReynolds, D. (NYSDEC, LIC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Field Checklist of RI Birds

CC ID: 605041
Contact Name: Conway, R.A.
Publish Date: 1992-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1979
Extent End Date/Time: 1992
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

Marsh nesting birds distribution in CT

CC ID: 605047
Contact Name: CTDEP (Wildlife Division)
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Mid-Winter Waterfowl Surveys for NJ

CC ID: 605054
Contact Name: NJDEP (FG&W, Trenton)
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1992
Extent End Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital table | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

Natural Heritage Priority Sites

CC ID: 605057
Contact Name: NJDEP Office of Nat. Lands Mgt.
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1986
Extent End Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital polys | Type of Source Media: online

Nesting birds in NJ

CC ID: 605052
Contact Name: Jenkins, D. (NJDEP, Trenton)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Nesting seasonality for birds in New England

CC ID: 605040
Contact Name: Blodgett, B. (DFWELE/DFW, MA)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Oil and Hazardous Substance Spill Contingency Plan Critical Resource Map

CC ID: 605058
Contact Name: Gateway Nat. Rec. Area, Sandy Hook
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Seasonality for NJ Natural Heritage Program data

CC ID: 605061
Contact Name: NJDEP Office of Nat. Lands Mgt.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Shorebird distribution and seasonality in NJ

CC ID: 605053
Contact Name: Clark, K. (NJDEP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Shorebird nesting locations

CC ID: 605065
Contact Name: Paton, P. (URI/NRS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Shorebird, wading bird, and terrapin concentration areas in CT

CC ID: 605042
Contact Name: Dixon, J. (CTDEP, Burlington)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Shorebird, wading bird, horseshoe crab, and terrapin concentration areas in NJ

CC ID: 605050
Contact Name: Burger, J. (Rutgers Univ.)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Spring Waterfowl Surveys for NJ

CC ID: 605056
Contact Name: NJDEP (FG&W, Trenton)
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital table | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

The Atlas of Breeding Birds of CT

CC ID: 605060
Contact Name: Bevier, L.
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1982
Extent End Date/Time: 1986
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

Waterbird nesting sites; shorebird, wading bird, and terrapin distribution in RI

CC ID: 605034
Contact Name: Raithel, C. (RIDEM, Wakefield)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Waterfowl concentration areas

CC ID: 605063
Contact Name: McLaughlin, A. (USFWS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Waterfowl concentration areas in CT

CC ID: 605044
Contact Name: CTDEP (OLISP, Hartford)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1959
Extent End Date/Time: 1999
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital polys | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

Waterfowl concentration areas in RI

CC ID: 605035
Contact Name: Allin, C. (RIDEM, Wakefield)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Waterfowl seasonality information for CT

CC ID: 605045
Contact Name: Merola, P. (CTDEP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Waterfowl seasonality information for NJ

CC ID: 605055
Contact Name: Nichols, T. (NJDEP, Woodbine)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Bird Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605067
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP), Rutgers University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and University of Rhode Island (URI); 2) a 1992 Rhode Island Resource Protection Project (RIRPP) digital colonial waterbird nesting site coverage, a 1998 CT DEP colonial waterbird nesting site coverage, a 1999 CT DEP waterfowl coverage, 1999 and 2000 NJ DEP Natural Heritage Program coverages, and 1997 spring and 2000 mid-winter NJ DEP waterfowl coverages; and 3) various hardcopy maps, reports, and books provided or suggested by resource experts at the various state agencies. Information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy maps and reports was compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles. Digital data was either used exactly as it was provided, or information from the coverages was transposed by hand onto the topographic quadrangles if the format that it was received in was not compatible with the ESI data format. Following the data compilation phase, two sets of completed maps were sent out to the resources agencies for review, and edits were made based on recommendations by the resource experts. Concentration information varied, and therefore for some species and locations, descriptive terms such as "very high," "high," "common," or "abundant" were used, while for others, numerical counts of nests or individuals were used. In many cases, concentration information was provided by resource experts. The 1998 CT DEP colonial waterbird nesting site coverage included counts of nests and nesting pairs at nests surveyed between 1972-1998. The 1997 and 2000 NJ DEP waterfowl data included counts of individual migrating/wintering waterfowl species that were surveyed during those two years within polygonal transects. The maximum count recorded for each species over multiple survey dates was used for all nesting sites and waterfowl transects as to err on the side of protection. In some cases, no quantitative abundance data were available.

Process Date/Time: 2001-09-01 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: 40544
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