Slide Menu
Search Help Show/Hide Menu
Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI BIRDS Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55083.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 ESI BIRDS Polygons, Points
Short Name: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI BIRDS Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-09
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 Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

Vector polygons (BIRD POLYS) in this data set represent bird nesting, migratory staging, and wintering sites, general distributions, and concentration areas. Vector points (BIRD POINTS) in this data set represent bird nesting and roosting 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 Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. 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.

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:

1642

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 Environmental Sensitivity Index
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 > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

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, BIRD POLYS and BIRD POINTS) 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 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: 804929
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 804931
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 804932
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 804930
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 805026
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 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: 805027
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: 804942
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 24036
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 2539

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: 805031
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-01-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 804933
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: 805032
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.

URL 3

CC ID: 805033
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:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 804935
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 804934
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: 804936
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 804937
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 804938
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 ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's 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.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. 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. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge, available hardcopy documents, survey data, maps, and digital data on birds in the study area.

These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia. 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; 3, Red-throated loon, Gavia stellata; 4, Red-necked grebe, Podiceps grisegena; 5, Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 11, Tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus; 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, Long-tailed duck, Clangula hyemalis; 30, Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 34, American coot, Fulica americana; 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; 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; 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; 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; 107, Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus; 115, White ibis, Eudocimus albus; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 125, Clapper rail, Rallus longirostris; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 134, Gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica; 135, Sandwich tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis; 136, Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; 137, Royal tern, Thalasseus maximus; 138, Forster's tern, Sterna forsteri; 147, Savannah sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis; 148, Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis; 150, Black rail, Laterallus 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; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 173, American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; 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; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 191, Wood duck, Aix sponsa; 192, Common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus; 195, American woodcock, Scolopax minor; 196, Common snipe, Gallinago gallinago; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 213, Stilt sandpiper, Calidris himantopus; 214, Solitary sandpiper, Tringa solitaria; 224, Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis; 225, Marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris; 229, Swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana; 230, Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis; 271, Rails, n/a; 273, Geese, n/a; 277, Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus; 278, Saltmarsh sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus; 286, Dowitchers, Limnodromus spp.; 293, Yellowlegs, Tringa spp.; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 301, Mergansers, n/a; 302, Scoters, Melanitta spp.; 345, Storm-petrels, Oceanodroma spp.; 396, Phalaropes, Phalaropus spp.; 596, Purple martin, Progne subis; 734, Nelson's sparrow, Ammodramus nelsoni; 737, Prothonotary warbler, Protonotaria citrea; 935, Northern parula, Setophaga americana; 940, Le Conte's sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii; 941, Coastal plain swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana nigrescens; 944, Marsh passerines, n/a; 1001, Gulls, n/a; 1002, Shorebirds, n/a; 1003, Waterfowl, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a; 1006, Diving birds, n/a; 1008, Terns, n/a; 1009, Shearwaters, n/a; 1013, Dabbling ducks, n/a; 1014, Diving ducks, n/a; 1024, Alcids, n/a; 1026, Grebes, n/a; 1040, Marsh 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:

This atlas supersedes two prior atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47). Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), National Park Service (NPS), Center for Conservation Biology (CCB), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (SHARP), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); 2) digital survey data from VDGIF, MD DNR, NPS, CCB, TNC, USFWS, and SHARP; and 3) numerous published and unpublished reports.

Sources

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER 2013 STATEWIDE SURVEY PAIR LOCATIONS

CC ID: 804967
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) - A. WILKE
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER SURVEY, MARTIN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 804978
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - MATT WHITBECK
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER WINTER ROOST SITES

CC ID: 804968
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) - A. WILKE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: tabular digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND MARSH BIRD SIGHTINGS, 2014 AND 2015

CC ID: 804956
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) NORTHEAST COASTAL AND BARRIER NETWORK
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

AUDUBON IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS: WESTERN SHORE MARSHES

CC ID: 804954
Contact Name: NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN

CC ID: 804976
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PEAK MONTHLY BIRD POPULATIONS - IMPOUNDMENTS AND BEACH

CC ID: 804972
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BALD EAGLE NESTS

CC ID: 805034
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: LYNN DAVIDSON - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

BIRDSPT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BBNWR AND FALSE CAPE STATE PARK AERIAL SURVEYS, 2009-2014

CC ID: 804943
Contact Name: BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (BBNWR), U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (UWFWS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BLACK RAIL VA DATA 2007-2014

CC ID: 804947
Contact Name: CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY - WILSON, M.D.
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

BREEDING BIRD ATLAS EXPLORER, MARYLAND AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BREEDING BIRD ATLAS 2002-2006

CC ID: 804985
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS) PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2006
Citation URL: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: online

CHESAPEAKE BAY DRAINAGE GREAT BLUE HERON AND GREAT EGRET SURVEY 2013

CC ID: 804945
Contact Name: CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY - BRYAN WATTS AND BARTON PAXTON
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF CHESAPEAKE BAY AND MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA COASTAL SEABIRDS

CC ID: 804983
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (UWFWS), DIVISION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS - TIM JONES, EMILY SILVERMAN, AND CALEB SPIEGEL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF MARYLAND WATERFOWL

CC ID: 804952
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - BILL HARVEY, LARRY HINDEMAN, AND DON WEBSTER
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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

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

CC ID: 804965
Contact Name: THE CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND AUDUBON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Citation URL: http://www.ebird.org
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: tabular digital data | Type of Source Media: online

ECOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF MARYLAND

CC ID: 804953
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - LYNN DAVIDSON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

ELIZABETH HARTWELL MASON NECK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE AND FEATHERSTONE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN

CC ID: 804970
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Mason_Neck/what_we_do/finalccp.html
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

FIELD LIST OF THE BIRDS OF MARYLAND

CC ID: 804948
Contact Name: ILIFF, M.J.,RINGLER, R.F., AND STASZ, J.L.
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Source Contribution:

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

GEORGE WASHINGTON BIRTHPLACE NATIONAL MONUMENT AVIAN INVENTORY

CC ID: 804957
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) NORTHEAST REGION; DANA BRADSHAW, CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Citation URL: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncbn/publications.cfm?tab=3
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

JAMES RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN

CC ID: 804973
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/James_River/what_we_do/final_ccp.html
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

MACKAY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN

CC ID: 804971
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/planning/PDFdocuments/MacKayIslandFinalCCP/Final%20Edited%20Mackay%20Island%20CCP.pdf
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

MARYLAND COASTAL BAY WATERFOWL SURVEYS FROM 2013-2015

CC ID: 804950
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MD DNR COLONIAL WATERBIRD QMIBUFF CHES BAY AOI

CC ID: 804951
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

NATURAL RESOURCES OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

CC ID: 804955
Contact Name: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) - JACK KUMER AND BILL HULSLANDER
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

NATURAL RESOURCES OF EASTERN VIRGINIA

CC ID: 804961
Contact Name: RUTH BOETTCHER (VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES), ALEX WILKE (THE NATURE CONSERVANCY), PAM DENMON (UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), KEVIN HOLCOMB (USFWS), DOT FIELD (VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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

NATURAL RESOURCES OF EASTERN VIRGINIA

CC ID: 804960
Contact Name: RUTH BOETTCHER (VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES), ALEX WILKE (THE NATURE CONSERVANCY), PAM DENMON (UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), KEVIN HOLCOMB (USFWS), DOT FIELD (VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

NATURAL RESOURCES OF FISHERMAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 804979
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - PAM DENMON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

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

OCCOQUAN BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN

CC ID: 804974
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/occoquan-bay-national-wildlife-refuge-habitat-management-plan
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

PRESQUILE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN

CC ID: 804969
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Presquile/what_we_do/finalccp.html
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

SEABIRD SEASONALITIIES

CC ID: 804984
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (UWFWS), DIVISION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS, POPULATION BRANCH - CALEB SPIEGEL
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

SHARP MAXIMUM COUNTS PER SURVEY POINT

CC ID: 804963
Contact Name: SALTMARSH HABITAT AND AVIAN RESEARCH PROGRAM (SHARP)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

SHARP PATCH ANALYSIS

CC ID: 804962
Contact Name: SALTMARSH HABITAT AND AVIAN RESEARCH PROGRAM (SHARP)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

SHOREBIRD FLATS ESI 2015

CC ID: 804966
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC) - A. WILKE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

SPRING MIGRATION OF RED KNOTS ALONG THE VIRGINIA BARRIER ISLANDS

CC ID: 804944
Contact Name: BRYAN WATTS (CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY) AND BARRY TRUITT (THE NATURE CONSERVANCY)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF COLONIAL WATERBIRDS IN COASTAL VIRGINIA: 2013 BREEDING SEASON

CC ID: 804946
Contact Name: CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY - BRYAN WATTS AND BARTON PAXTON
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.ccbbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ccbtr-14-03_Watts-Status-and-Distribution-of-Colonial-Waterbirds-in-Coastal-Virginia-2013-Breeding-Season.pdf
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

SURVEY COMPILATION FROM USFWS, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BRI)AND NOAA ATLANTIC MARINE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FOR PROTECTED SPECIES (AMAPPS) FROM 2007-2014. SEE OTHER PUB DETAILS FOR SPECIFIC SURVEY INFORMATION.

CC ID: 804980
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS), ATLANTIC COAST JOINT VENTURE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

THE BALD EAGLE CONCENTRATION AREAS AND ROOSTS (BECAR)

CC ID: 804988
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF) - WILDLIFE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW MAP SERVICE (WERMS)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

TRANSIENT WATERFOWL IN CHESAPEAKE BAY 2002-2013

CC ID: 804958
Contact Name: REESE, JAN G. AND ROBBIE WETERINGS
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: paper

VIRGINIA EAGLE NESTS 2015

CC ID: 805035
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: WATTS, B.D., AND M.A. BYRD - CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY / VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2015-12-23
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDSPT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

VIRGINIA MIDWINTER WATERFOWL SURVEYS FROM 2004-2015

CC ID: 804986
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

VIRGINIA PEREGRINE FALCON MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: YEAR 2015 REPORT

CC ID: 805036
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: BRYAN WATTS AND ELIZABETH MOJICA - CENTER FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY AND VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDSPT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

VIRGINIA'S BIRDLIFE: AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST

CC ID: 804959
Contact Name: ROTTENBORN, S.C. AND BRINKLEY, E.S., EDITORS
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

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

VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND DELAWARE MIDWINTER WATERFOWL SURVEYS FROM 2004-2015

CC ID: 804982
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (UWFWS), DIVISION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

WATERFOWL AREAS

CC ID: 804949
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

WATERFOWL DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY

CC ID: 804987
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF) - GARY CONSTANZO
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

WATERFOWL POPULATIONS IN THE UPPER CHESAPEAKE REGION

CC ID: 804964
Contact Name: STEWART, R.E.
Publish Date: 1962-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1962
Source Contribution:

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

WILDLIFE DENSITIES AND HABITAT USE ACROSS TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL SCALES ON THE MID-ATLANTIC OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF: FINAL REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE WIND & WATER POWER TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE

CC ID: 804989
Contact Name: WILLIAMS K.A., E.E. CONNELLY, S.M. JOHNSON, AND I.J. STENHOUSE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.briloon.org/mabs/reports
Source Contribution:

BIRDS INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

WILDLIFE OF BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 804975
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - GERALYN MIRELES AND LAUREN BILLODEAUX MOWBRAY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

WILDLIFE OF NANSEMOND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 804981
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (UWFWS) - DON SCHWAB
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

WILDLIFE OF THE EASTERN VIRGINIA RIVERS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX

CC ID: 804977
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - LAUREN BILLODEAUX MOWBRAY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 804991
Description:

Shorebirds, diving birds, gulls and terns: Survey data on locations of breeding, migrating, and/or wintering species 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 mapped to habitat, park/refuge, or specific locations, per expert recommendations. There is additional source information in the GIS data tables.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 804992
Description:

Colonial waterbird nesting areas: For Virginia, VDGIF provided nesting datafrom 2013 that originated from various partner organizations including CCB, VDGIF, TNC, VA DCR, USFWS, USGS, and College of William and Mary. For Maryland, MD DNR provided nesting data from annual surveys conducted between 2004-2013. Each nesting colony was buffered by 200 m. Overlapping nest locations were merged, and counts from the dissolved colonies summed. Additionally, CCB provided nesting heron and egret survey data for the entire Chesapeake Bay drainage area (including MD), also from 2013. Where the heron/egret colonies overlapped with the VA colonial waterbird colonies, the heron/egret counts were added to the existing colony. Elsewhere, the heron and egret survey locations were mapped as points with counts of pairs for each species for each point location.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 804993
Description:

Wintering and nesting waterfowl: In Maryland, diving ducks and geese along the Chesapeake Bay were mapped into Areas of Critical State Concern for waterfowl (defined under Maryland's State Planning enabling legislation, article 88C). In coastal bays these species were mapped with a 250m offshore buffer based on MD DNR surveys (2013-2014). Dabbling ducks were mapped based on USFWS mid-winter survey blocks and MD DNR coastal bay surveys with a 250m onshore/offshore buffer. In Virginia, species were mapped according to areas defined by VDGIF when compiling aerial survey data for USFWS mid-winter surveys (2004-2015) and expert knowledge. Counts were binned into Present (less than 10), 10s, 100s, 1,000s, or 10,000s. Nesting waterfowl occurrences in Maryland were derived from the Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia and MD DNR expert knowledge; they are mapped as a 250m onshore buffer. In Virginia, American black duck nesting distributions were mapped based on VDGIF expert knowledge; mallard and Canada goose were mapped using species' presence during mid-winter surveys in or near marsh habitats; and wood duck were mapped using species' presence during mid-winter surveys in swamps and freshwater marshes. Nesting concentrations for waterfowl are represented as Present, Low, Moderate, High, or Very High. Onshore buffers that intersected with larger areas of freshwater or salt-and brackish-water marsh included those areas as part of the mapped distribution. Numbers from wintering surveys are likely underestimates, since surveys do not necessarily occur during each species' months of peak abundance.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 804994
Description:

Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay seabirds: Distribution of pelagic birds, gulls, terns, diving birds, alcids, phalaropes, and waterfowl in open waters of Chesapeake Bay and tributaries and the Atlantic Ocean (nearshore and offshore) were generated from discussions with resource experts, reports, and survey data. Species in open waters of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean were mapped from compiled aerial and shipboard survey data from USFWS that included: USFWS Atlantic Coast Wintering Sea Duck Surveys (ACWSD; preliminary survey in 2008, full surveys 2009-11), USFWS Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS) seabird surveys (preliminary survey in 2010, full-coast surveys in summer 2011, spring and fall 2012, winter 2014), NOAA EcoMon surveys, and Department of Energy (DOE)/Biological Research Institute (BRI) surveys (2012-2014). Distribution in Chesapeake Bay tributaries were mapped from USFWS midwinter surveys (2004-2015), BRI reports (2015), and eBird records from 2004-2016. Based on frequency of occurrence, abundance in these areas, and expert advice, data were grouped to create divisions throughout Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, and as offshore polygons made as either a 0-5 nautical mile (nm) offshore buffer or a 0-12 nm offshore buffer. Counts were binned into Present (less than 10), 10s, 100s, 1,000s, or 10,000s.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 5

CC ID: 804995
Description:

Raptors: Bald eagle nest survey data (2015) was provided by CCB for Virginia. Nest locations were mapped as points in the ESI. Recent bald eagle nest survey data was not available for MD, as the state no longer surveys for the species. Historical data (1988-2010) of MD nest locations were mapped as points with the last observation date noted in the ESI concentration field. According to local experts, bald eagle nests are common in the state and the historical dataset is incomplete and does not fully cover where the species currently nests. VDGIF provided a Bald Eagle Concentration and Roosts (BECAR) dataset which features concentration areas along shorelines that have been identified through surveys to support a high density of non-breeding bald eagles in summer and/or winter. Roost sites are sites that have been documented as repeatedly used as night-time resting places for multiple bald eagles, and are displayed as both polygons (based on the VDGIF BECAR data set) and points (based on the CCB data set). Peregrine falcon and osprey nest sites were mapped based on expert knowledge and/or nesting survey data. Northern harrier was mapped based on expert knowledge.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 6

CC ID: 804996
Description:

Secretive marsh birds: Black rail (VA SE) detection data for Virginia was provided by CCB for 2007-2008 and 2014. Data from both datasets largely overlapped, so the datasets were combined for the ESI. Points were buffered by 200 m. Patch analysis data for clapper rail, saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, seaside sparrow, and willet were provided by SHARP. The patch analysis used habitat data from NWI to delineate marsh patches, and used field surveys of the target species to model species densities in each patch. Species densities were converted to number of birds per square kilometer and mapped to the appropriate marsh patches. Additionally, there were four SHARP survey sites on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay that had detected clapper rails in numbers too low for patch analysis. These survey sites were mapped as 50 m buffer polygons. NPS provided survey data of the following marsh birds on Assateague Island: clapper rail, king rail, saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrow, and seaside sparrow. Each survey location with birds detected was mapped with a 200 m buffer. Where overlap occurred between SHARP data and NPS data, SHARP data was used because it contained more detailed spatial and concentration information.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 7

CC ID: 804997
Description:

Rare birds: A few rare bird species were mapped using data supplied by MD DNR from their Ecologically Significant Areas database. Data from this program came in the form of large generalized polygons that often include the presence of more than one species. Bird species mapped from this data set include: American bittern, black rail (MD SE, VA SE), black skimmer (MD SE), common moorhen, gull-billed tern (MD SE, VA ST), least bittern, peregrine falcon (VA ST), and royal tern (MD SE).

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 8

CC ID: 804998
Description:

BIRD POLYS: Data from the above sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRD POLYS data layer. 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. Once 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 POLYS data layer were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 9

CC ID: 804990
Description:

BIRD POINTS: Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for the BIRD POINTS data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), Center for Conservation Biology (CCB), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); 2) digital survey data from VDGIF, MD DNR, and CCB; and 3) published and unpublished reports. CCB provided nesting heron and egret survey data for the entire Chesapeake Bay drainage area (including MD) from 2013.

Herons and Egrets: Where the heron/egret colonies overlapped with the VA colonial waterbird colonies, the heron/egret counts were added to the existing colony. Elsewhere, the heron and egret survey locations were mapped as points with counts of pairs for each species for each point location.

Raptors: Bald eagle nest survey data (2015) was provided by CCB for Virginia. Nest locations were mapped as points in the ESI. Recent bald eagle nest survey data was not available for MD, as the state no longer surveys for the species. Historical data (1988-2010) of MD nest locations were mapped as points with the last observation date noted in the ESI concentration field. According to local experts, bald eagle nests are common in the state and the historical dataset is incomplete and does not fully cover where the species currently nests. Roost sites are sites that have been documented as repeatedly used as night-time resting places for multiple bald eagles, and are displayed as both polygons (based on the VDGIF BECAR data set) and points (based on the CCB data set). Peregrine falcon and osprey nest sites were mapped based on expert knowledge and/or nesting survey data. Northern harrier was mapped based on expert knowledge.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRD POINTS data layer.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BIRDS
Entity BIRDSPT
Entity BREED_DT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55083
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55083
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-12-04 14:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-15