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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BIRD Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54796.

Item Identification

Title: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BIRD Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-02
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 Southwest Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird nesting, migratory staging, wintering sites, and vulnerable occurrences. Vector points represent bird nesting 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 ESI data for Southwest Florida. 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 BIRDSPT data layer, part of the larger Southwest Florida 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.

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, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
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 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 > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Southwest Peninsular Florida

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, BENTHIC) 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, 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 Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Kathleen OKeife with FWRI served as contract and technical manager for the project. Timyn Rice, Christi Santi, Ryan Druyor, Chris Boland, and other FWRI staff contributed significantly to the project, as did many other individuals from several state and federal agencies and other organizations. At Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina, numerous scientific and staff were involved with different phases of the project. Mark White, GIS Director, and Christine Boring, Biology Dept. Manager, were co-Project Managers. The ESI shoreline was classified by Jennifer Horsman, Steve Quan, and Dr. Tim McClinton. The biological data were collected and compiled by Christine Boring, Lauren Szathmary, and Jennifer Weaver. Lee Diveley, Katy Beckham, Jeff Dahlin, Chris Locke, and Bryan Thom processed and produced the GIS data and final metadata documents. This project was further 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 for final data conversion to the current NOAA standard.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 799812
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 799813
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 799814
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 799815
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 799817
W° Bound: -84.0099
E° Bound: -80.721
N° Bound: 27.2699
S° Bound: 24.5018
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Southwest Peninsular Florida ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 799818
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 799861
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 425
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 160

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: 799862
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2018 - Present)
File Name: SW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-07-27 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 131 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 798590
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: 799864
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 spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Southwest Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 799865
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/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.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 798592
Activity Date/Time: 2017-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 798591
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.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System 10.

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 expert knowledge, survey data, available hardcopy documents, maps, and digital data on bird nesting, migratory staging, and wintering sites, and vulnerable occurrences. See also the BIRDSPT data layer, part of the larger Southwest Florida ESI database, for additional bird information. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in Southwest Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 1, Common loon, Gavia immer; 5, Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 17, Northern pintail, Anas acuta; 18, Green-winged teal, Anas crecca; 20, Northern shoveler, Anas clypeata; 21, Canvasback, Aythya valisineria; 23, Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 27, Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis; 29, White-winged scoter, Melanitta fusca; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 35, Parasitic jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 40, Ring-billed gull, Larus delawarensis; 42, Bonaparte's gull, Larus philadelphia; 45, Common tern, Sterna hirundo; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 55, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 62, Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 66, Western sandpiper, Calidris mauri; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 70, Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus; 71, Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola; 73, Ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres; 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; 93, Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis; 94, Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor; 96, Leach's storm-petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa; 97, Green heron, Butorides virescens; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 115, White ibis, Eudocimus albus; 116, Roseate spoonbill, Platalea ajaja; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 119, Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 121, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 126, Brown noddy, Anous stolidus; 127, Sooty tern, Onychoprion fuscatus; 128, Masked booby, Sula dactylatra; 132, Wood stork, Mycteria americana; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 135, Sandwich tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis; 136, Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; 137, Royal tern, Thalasseus maximus; 138, Forster's tern, Sterna forsteri; 139, Snowy plover, Charadrius alexandrinus; 141, American avocet, Recurvirostra americana; 142, Black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus; 148, Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 154, Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia; 155, Willet, Tringa semipalmata; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 163, Reddish egret, Egretta rufescens; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 173, American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 193, Black tern, Chlidonias niger; 197, Black scoter, Melanitta americana; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 199, Pomarine jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus; 210, Marbled godwit, Limosa fedoa; 211, Mottled duck, Anas fulvigula; 261, Brown booby, Sula leucogaster; 266, Black-bellied whistling-duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis; 280, Swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus; 283, Bridled tern, Onychoprion anaethetus; 287, Audubon's shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri; 294, Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis; 295, Florida scrub-jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens; 297, White-crowned pigeon, Patagioenas leucocephala; 306, Limpkin, Aramus guarauna; 309, Florida sandhill crane, Grus canadensis pratensis; 339, Band-rumped storm-petrel, Oceanodroma castro; 367, American flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber; 381, Crested caracara, Caracara plancus; 393, Lesser black-backed gull, Larus fuscus; 406, Cinnamon teal, Anas cyanoptera; 459, Florida burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia floridana; 461, Southeastern American kestrel, Falco sparverius paulus; 529, Cory's shearwater, Calonectris diomedea; 952, Red knot, Calidris canutus rufa; 1001, Gulls, n/a; 1002, Shorebirds, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a; 1006, Diving birds, n/a; 1008, Terns, n/a; 1012, Neotropical migrants, n/a; 1017, Sandpipers, n/a; 1043, Migratory birds, 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

Lineage Statement:

Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from Audubon Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, and National Park Service (NPS); 2) various digital data sets from the above agencies (including the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) data set); and 3) published and unpublished reports and documents.

Sources

2016 FLORIDA MIDWINTER COASTAL BIRD SURVEY

CC ID: 798609
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - BILLY BROOKS
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

AUDUBON FLORIDA WATERBIRD COLONY SURVEYS

CC ID: 798597
Contact Name: AUDUBON FLORIDA - MARK RACHAL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2016

BIRDS OF FLORIDA

CC ID: 798599
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - JANELL BRUSH AND WHITNEY HASKELL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

CAPE SABLE SEASIDE SPARROW SUBPOPULATION BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 798603
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS), EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

DATA FROM THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL PIPING PLOVER WINTER CENSUS

CC ID: 798614
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ds922

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

CC ID: 798598
Contact Name: EBIRD
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: http://www.ebird.org

ELEMENT OCCURRENCE POLYGON DATA LAYER

CC ID: 798601
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY (FNAI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

FLORIDA SHOREBIRD DATABASE - BREEDING BIRDS AND ROVING SHOREBIRD CHICKS

CC ID: 798600
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - JANELL BRUSH AND WHITNEY HASKELL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2015

FLORIDA'S BIRDS: A FIELD GUIDE AND REFERENCE

CC ID: 798602
Contact Name: MAEHR, DAVID S. AND HERBERT W. KALE II
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONGREGATION AREAS

CC ID: 798608
Contact Name: SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (SCCF) - AUDREY ALBRECHT
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

CC ID: 798604
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS), EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK - LORI OBERHOFER
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF J.N. "DING" DARLING NWR

CC ID: 798610
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), J.N. "DING" DARLING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (NWR) - JEREMY CONRAD
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURAL RESOURCES OF TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR

CC ID: 798611
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (NWR) - DANAHER, MARK AND BEN NOTTINGHAM
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NATURESERVE EXPLORER: AN ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE [WEB APPLICATION]

CC ID: 798605
Contact Name: NATURESERVE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: http://explorer.natureserve.org/

NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE BIRDS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY INDEX

CC ID: 798596
Contact Name: AUDUBON FLORIDA - ANN PAUL AND MARK RACHAL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

PUMPKIN BAY ROOST SITE DATA

CC ID: 798613
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (NWR) - MARK DANAHER
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Extent End Date/Time: 2005

SCCF 2016 SNOWY PLOVER NESTING POLYGONS

CC ID: 798607
Contact Name: SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (SCCF)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR MONTHLY WATERFOWL SURVEYS

CC ID: 798612
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (NWR) - MARK DANAHER
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Extent End Date/Time: 2004

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE WINTER SHOREBIRD SURVEY FOR ROOKERY BAY SITES

CC ID: 798606
Contact Name: ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR) - BEVERLY ANDERSON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2016

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 798615
Description:

BIRD Polygons:

Shorebirds, diving birds, gulls and terns: Survey data on locations of breeding, migrating, and/or wintering shorebirds, diving birds, gulls, and terns were provided by various agencies via shapefiles, spreadsheets, primary literature, and expert local knowledge, and was supplemented with information from eBird. In general, data from the various data sources were compiled and either mapped to habitat, park or refuge, or specific locations, per expert recommendations. Mapping qualifiers reflect the type of survey data used to map the species. For example, a species from a wintering shorebird survey has a mapping qualifier of "Wintering", but that species may be present at other times of year as well, which would be reflected in the seasonality. Additional source information is provided in the data tables.

Waterfowl: Waterfowl are not found in large numbers in Southwest Florida. Waterfowl were mapped on nearshore waters using expert knowledge from Audubon Florida and in Ten Thousand Islands NWR using survey data. Gulf of Mexico seabirds Species lists and seasonalities of nearshore and offshore seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico were provided by Audubon Florida.

Raptors: Osprey are ubiquitous throughout the area, so they were mapped only where specific expert knowledge or survey data were available, although they can occur in appropriate habitats (coastal wetlands) throughout the study area.

Swallow-tailed kite were mapped based on expert knowledge.

Rare birds: Cape Sable seaside sparrow (FE, SE) subpopulation boundaries were provided by Everglades National Park, and they were mapped as polygons. Other rare bird occurrence data was provided by the FNAI data set.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRD Polygons data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 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 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 BIRD Polygons data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 799863
Description:

BIRD Points:

Colonial waterbird nesting areas: The South Florida Wading Birds reports, Audubon FL, Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve, Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, Everglades National Park, and Rookery Bay NERR provided nesting data for colonial waterbirds from 2011 to 2015 (in some cases not all years were available for each site). Each nesting colony location was mapped as a nest point. The maximum number of nesting pairs observed for each species for each colony during the time period of available data was reported in the ESI. Overall, species mapped using colonial waterbird datasets include: anhinga, black-crowned night-heron, brown pelican, cattle egret, double-crested cormorant, glossy ibis, great blue heron, great egret, green heron, little blue heron, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy egret, tricolored heron, white ibis, wood stork, and yellow-crowned night-heron.

Shorebirds, diving birds, gulls and terns: Survey data on locations of breeding shorebirds, diving birds, gulls, and terns were provided by various agencies via shapefiles, spreadsheets, primary literature, and expert local knowledge.

Raptors: Bald eagle nest survey data (2015) were provided by FWC. Nest locations were mapped as points in the ESI. Osprey are ubiquitous throughout the area, so they were mapped only where specific expert knowledge or survey data were available, although they can occur in appropriate habitats (coastal wetlands) throughout the study area.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRD Points data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 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 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 BIRD Points data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54796
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54796
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-13 16:35+0000
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Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-15
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