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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 BIRDS Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/51913.

Item Identification

Title: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 BIRDS Polygons
Short Name: NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island 2016 BIRDS Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, seabirds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns in the New York/New Jersey Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird nesting, migratory staging, wintering sites, and general use areas. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for the the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the BIRDSPT (Bird Points) data layer for additional bird information.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10507, 03-06-2018 15:52

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Birds
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
UNCONTROLLED
None Hudson River
None South Long Island

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BIRDS) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, 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. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 757409
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757410
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757411
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 757412
Date Effective From: 2016
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 738298
W° Bound: -74.595
E° Bound: -71.7215
N° Bound: 42.8226
S° Bound: 39.9993

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 738297
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 757408
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 2100

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. 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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 738303
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016 - Present)
File Name: NY_NJ_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 64 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 738305
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 738307
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 757413
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

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, 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.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of digital data, expert knowledge, scientific articles, unpublished reports, survey data, and maps on bird nesting, wintering, migratory staging and other spatial/temporal concentration areas. See also the BIRDSPT (Bird Points) data layer, part of the larger NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island ESI database, for additional bird information. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in the NY/NJ Metro Area, Hudson River, and South Long Island region. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or "n/a" if not applicable): 3, Red-throated loon, Gavia stellata; 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; 18, Green-winged teal, Anas crecca; 21, Canvasback, Aythya valisineria; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 27, Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis; 29, White-winged scoter, Melanitta fusca; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 32, Common merganser, Mergus merganser; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 42, Bonaparte's gull, Larus philadelphia; 45, Common tern, Sterna hirundo; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 71, Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola; 73, Ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres; 75, Razorbill, Alca torda; 76, Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 77, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus; 86, Least tern, Sternula 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; 100, Black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla; 103, Common eider, Somateria mollissima; 107, Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 125, Clapper rail, Rallus longirostris; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 134, Gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica; 138, Forster's tern, Sterna forsteri; 140, Threatened raptor, n/a; 148, Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis; 150, Black rail, Laterallus jamaicensis; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 155, Willet, Tringa semipalmata; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 176, Short-eared owl, Asio flammeus; 178, Least bittern, Ixobrychus exilis; 179, Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 181, Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus; 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; 191, Wood duck, Aix sponsa; 192, Common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus; 195, American woodcock, Scolopax minor; 196, Common snipe, Gallinago gallinago; 197, Black scoter, Melanitta americana; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 216, Belted kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon; 223, Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda; 225, Marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris; 227, Threatened shorebird, n/a; 229, Swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana; 275, Great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo; 277, Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 301, Mergansers, n/a; 394, Plovers, Charadrius spp.; 445, Wilson's storm-petrel, Oceanites oceanicus; 529, Cory's shearwater, Calonectris diomedea; 706, Kentucky warbler, Oporornis formosus; 734, Nelson's sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni; 737, Prothonotary warbler, Protonotaria citrea; 811, Willow flycatcher, Empidonax traillii; 849, Wilson's snipe, Gallinago delicata; 865, Great shearwater, Puffinus gravis; 871, Endangered raptor 1, n/a; 872, Endangered raptor 2, n/a; 1002, Shorebirds, n/a; 1003, Waterfowl, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a; 1005, Raptors, n/a; 1007, Colonial waterbirds, n/a; 1016, Herons, 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, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

AVIAN ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE NEW JERSEY MEADOWLANDS DISTRICT: THE IMPORTANCE OF HABITAT, LANDSCAPE, AND DISTURBANCE

CC ID: 738329
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY ON BEHALF OF NEW JERSEY MEADOWLANDS COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2007-11-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-08
Extent End Date/Time: 2006-09

BREEDING WATERFOWL SURVEY PLOTS - NEW YORK STATE

CC ID: 738337
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, GAYE SOMOGIE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

EBIRD: AN ONLINE DATABASE OF BIRD DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE [WEB APPLICATION]

CC ID: 738323
Contact Name: EBIRD
Publish Date: 2015-08-04
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2015-08
Citation URL: HTTP://EBIRD.ORG

GREAT EGRET ROOST LOCATIONS

CC ID: 738331
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY, CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM, DR. NELLIE TSIPOURA
Publish Date: 2014-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2014

HABITAT USE AND SELECTION OF BLACK SCOTERS IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND SITING OF OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY FACILITIES

CC ID: 738326
Contact Name: LORING ET AL. 2014
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2012

HARBOR HERON FORAGING LOCATIONS AND SEASONALITY

CC ID: 738322
Contact Name: DR. NELLIE TSIPOURA, NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY
Publish Date: 2014-12-01

HARBOR HERONS FORAGING LOCATIONS

CC ID: 738330
Contact Name: NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY, CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM, DR. NELLIE TSIPOURA
Publish Date: 2014-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Extent End Date/Time: 2014

HUDSON RIVER MARSH BIRD MONITORING PROGRAM, 2010-2014

CC ID: 738333
Contact Name: NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ANGELIKA BECKMANN
Publish Date: 2014-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-06
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-07

KING RAIL (RALLUS ELEGANS), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738312
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/003

LEAST BITTERN (IXOBRYCHUS EXILIS), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738315
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/017

LONG ISLAND COLONIAL WATERBIRD & PIPING PLOVER SURVEY RESULTS

CC ID: 738336
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, FREDERICK HAMILTON
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-06
Extent End Date/Time: 2013-09

LONG ISLAND SHOREBIRD HOTSPOTS

CC ID: 738310
Contact Name: AUDUBON NEW YORK, KERRI DIKUN
Publish Date: 2015-02-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-12

LONG ISLAND SHOREBIRD MIGRATION SURVEY DATA

CC ID: 738332
Contact Name: NEW YORK AUDUBON SOCIETY, KERRI DIKUN
Publish Date: 2014-11-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-10

MARSH WREN (CISTOTHORUS PALUSTRIS), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738316
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/308

MID-WINTER WATERFOWL SURVEY

CC ID: 738341
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, PAUL PADDING
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-01

MODELING AT-SEA OCCURRENCE AND ABUNDANCE OF MARINE BIRDS TO SUPPORT MID-ATLANTIC MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANNING

CC ID: 738325
Contact Name: KINLAN, B.P., R. RANKIN, A. WINSHIP, AND C. CALDOW
Publish Date: 2013-01-01

NATURESERVE SOURCE FEATURE (SF) POINT DATA FOR NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738327
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1900-01
Extent End Date/Time: 2014-12
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NATURESERVE.ORG/

NATURESERVE SOURCE FEATURE (SF) POLYGON DATA FOR NEW JERSEY

CC ID: 738328
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2014-12-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1900
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NATURESERVE.ORG/

NESTING PHENOLOGY OF HERONS

CC ID: 738324
Contact Name: ELIZABETH CRAIG, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2014-10-01

NEW JERSEY THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES FIELD GUIDE

CC ID: 738320
Contact Name: CONSERVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.CONSERVEWILDLIFENJ.ORG/SPECIES/FIELDGUIDE/

NEW YORK HARBOR HERONS PROJECT 2013

CC ID: 738321
Contact Name: CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ELIZABETH CRAIG
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.NYCAUDUBON.ORG/IMAGES/PDF/2013_HH_SURVEY_REPORT_-12-_23-13.COMPRESSED.PDF

NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM BIODIVERSITY DATABASES

CC ID: 738334
Contact Name: NEW YORK NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM DATABASE, NICK CONRAD
Publish Date: 2015-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1980
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

NEW YORK STATE BREEDING BIRD ATLAS; HANDBOOK FOR WORKERS

CC ID: 738339
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Publish Date: 2004-02-23
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.DEC.NY.GOV/DOCS/WILDLIFE_PDF/HANDBOOK.PDF

PIED-BILLED GREBE (PODILYMBUS PODICEPS), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738313
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/410

SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITATS

CC ID: 738338
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Publish Date: 2012-08-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1987-03
Extent End Date/Time: 2012-08
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.DOS.NY.GOV/OPD/PROGRAMS/CONSISTENCY/SCFWHABITATS.HTML

SIGNIFICANT HABITATS AND HABITAT COMPLEXES OF THE NEW YORK BIGHT WATERSHED

CC ID: 738340
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Publish Date: 1997-11-01
Citation URL: HTTP://NCTC.FWS.GOV/RESOURCES/KNOWLEDGE-RESOURCES/PUBS5/BEGIN.HTM

SORA (PORZANA CAROLINA), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738317
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/250

SWAMP SPARROW (MELOSPIZA GEORGIANA), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738311
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/279

VIRGINIA RAIL (RALLUS LIMICOLA), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738318
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/173

WATCHABLE WILDLIFE

CC ID: 738335
Contact Name: NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Publish Date: 2015-08-01
Citation URL: HTTP://WWW.DEC.NY.GOV/23.HTML

WILLOW FLYCATCHER (EMPIDONAX TRAILLII), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738319
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/533

WILSON'S SNIPE (GALLINAGO DELICATA), THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE

CC ID: 738314
Contact Name: BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Citation URL: HTTP://BNA.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU.BNAPROXY.BIRDS.CORNELL.EDU/BNA/SPECIES/417

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 738342
Description:

Step 1. Selecting species and data sources. Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) digital/tabular data sets provided by New York State Department of State (NYSDOS), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Audubon NY, and NJ Audubon; 2) published and unpublished reports; and 3) expert knowledge from resource experts. Bird species are included in this atlas either because of their likelihood of direct or indirect impact by an oil spill or similar incident, their general rarity or imperilment, or their special protection status as threatened or endangered. Migratory or wintering concentration areas, nesting sites and colonies, and protected species are especially emphasized.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 738343
Description:

Step 2. Mapping nesting locations and hotspots. Nesting locations for terns, gulls, cormorants, and herons along with breeding locations for piping plovers (state endangered and federally threatened) and other solitary nesting shorebird locations were mapped using digital polygon data obtained from NYSDEC, New York Natural Heritage Program (NY NHP), and NatureServe (NJ). Concentration values were generalized when presented for a range of dates (10-25, or 100s, 1000s, etc.) or left blank when not available. Migratory hotspot locations of terns and shorebirds were mapped using survey data provided by NY Audubon, NY NHP, and NatureServe (NJ). Concentration values, when presented, represent ranges or generalized values. Wading bird hotspot foraging locations and roost sites were mapped using survey data and expert knowledge provided by NJ Audubon and NY Audubon. Concentration values for wading bird foraging and roosting locations indicate high counts. In some instances, general distributions of sensitive species were mapped in association with habitat features using the NYSDOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and accompanying digital polygon data.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

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Step 3. Special considerations in marshes. Salt and freshwater marshes are ranked as highly sensitive to oiling due to their biological productivity and the tendency for oil to persist based on low relative expose to wind/wave energy and the difficulties associated with human cleanup activities. Marshes are extremely valuable for a suite of bird species in the region including rails, bitterns, and marsh obligate passerines, and should be prioritized for protection wherever they exist. Due to the difficulties of surveying in these areas, and in an effort to highlight specific known nesting occurrences, we only mapped nesting locations from point count surveys (Hudson River region), NY NHP, NatureServe (NJ), and the NYSDOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data. General distributions based on habitat associations were not mapped as they have been in the past. Therefore, an absence of a polygon in a region does not mean a species will not be present in the event of a spill. The majority of the Atlantic flyway population of Atlantic Brant and a significant portion of American black ducks overwinter in the marshes fringing the large bays of New York and New Jersey. Particular consideration is given to these key species during region wide aerial surveys as is evident in the atlas data.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

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Step 4. Waterfowl. Based on consultation with resource experts and due to the large geographic scale at which winter waterfowl surveys are conducted, we mapped winter waterfowl distributions to large waterbodies and adjacent marsh habitat. In an effort to reduce complexity and place an emphasis on the overall number of individuals utilizing a particular region, we chose to only map species that contained 100 or more individuals per survey area. Counts of species that did not meet this threshold within a surveyed area were aggregated together and displayed as wintering “waterfowl.” This method reduces clutter on the map while still placing an emphasis on the regions providing critical over-wintering waterfowl habitat. Smaller non-contiguous habitat within the survey area was noted as providing general distribution habitat to “waterfowl” during the winter season. Qualitative rather than quantitative terms were used to describe the concentration values of these areas. Additional areas providing critical foraging habitat and refuge areas for migrating waterfowl were mapped when data was available. The majority of the wintering and migratory occurrences were mapped using the USFWS Mid-winter Waterfowl Survey, data from NJ Audubon, and the NYSDOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data. Nesting locations for resident waterfowl species were obtained from the NYSDEC Breeding Waterfowl Survey, the NY DOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data, and some found opportunistically during other regional surveys. Similar to other marsh obligate nesting birds, the difficult nature of surveying in marsh habitat resulted in nesting waterfowl distributions in the area to be underrepresented within the atlas. Resident populations of waterfowl depend heavily on salt and freshwater marshes for breeding and therefore could be present within this habitat during the spring and summer breeding months.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 5

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Step 5. Raptors. Nesting locations for bald eagles (NJ state endangered, NY state threatened), peregrine falcons (state endangered), osprey (NJ state threatened, NY state special concern), and northern harriers (NJ state endangered, NY state threatened) were mapped as points in New Jersey and polygons in New York at the request of the data providers; NatureServe (NJ) and NY NHP. Additionally, breeding locations of the state endangered short-eared owl were mapped as polygons along the southern shore of Long Island, NY. Wintering locations and migratory stopover concentrations were mapped as polygons where appropriate using the NY NHP data and the NYSDOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 6

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Step 6. Seabirds. No pelagic seabirds nest within the AOI but certain species are predicted to use the offshore region depicted within the atlas. The general distributions of seabirds off of New York and New Jersey were mapped using models created by researchers at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science using the Compendium of Avian Information database. Predictive models of seasonal occurrence were evaluated for inclusion on the map. Distributions were shown on the atlas when abundance was predicted to be higher than one individual per one kilometer pixel. These raster pixels were then converted to vector data and incorporated into coastal (0–1 nautical miles), nearshore (1-2 nautical miles), mid-shore (2-4 nautical miles) or offshore polygons (6-12 nautical miles from shore). Additional high concentration areas were added off of the coast of Long Island using information from the NY DOS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats narrative and associated polygon data and a study conducted by Loring and others 2014.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 7

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Step 7. Special considerations for rare, threatened, and endangered species. Nesting location of rare, threatened or endangered passerines were included as polygons in this atlas even when hydrographically removed from large waterbodies in an effort to make this regional update more usable in an all hazards context. These data were obtained from the NY NHP and NatureServe (NJ) databases and concentration values were set to equal one pair unless otherwise noted in the original data.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 8

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Step 8. Special considerations in creating the BIRDS feature class. The above digital and/or other sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRDS data layer. Depending on the type of source data, two general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the ESI base map features (ESIP, HYDROP, ESIL) 2) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled and digitized using ESI base map features. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the BIRDS data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 51913
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:51913
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-06 15:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
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