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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESI BIRD Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55625.

Item Identification

Title: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River 2014 ESI BIRD Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-12
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, pelagic seabirds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns in coastal Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River. Vector polygons represent locations of wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, pelagic birds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns that may be particularly vulnerable because of nesting, migratory staging, and wintering activities. Vector points represent locations of nesting and roosting sites for shorebirds, wading birds, diving birds, seabirds, gulls, and terns. 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 Louisiana. 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 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:

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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 ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity Maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Mississippi River

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 and BIRDPT) 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, and The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 825009
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 825011
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 825012
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 825010
Date Effective From: 2013-12
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: 829314
W° Bound: -94
E° Bound: -88.0002
N° Bound: 31.1273
S° Bound: 25.6169
Description

This geographic extent includes the entire coastal Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI study area. The spatial extent of individual layers or feature classes may vary.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 829315
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012
End: 2014
Description:

The coastal Louisiana data were compiled 2012-2013, The Lower Mississippi River data were compiled in 2014. The atlas was published in 2014.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 825022
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 3259
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 173

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 829204

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 829218
Start Date: 2014
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2013-12 - Present)
File Name: Louisiana_ESI_2014_GDB
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2014-05-01 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 354 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 825013
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: 829205
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 Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 829206
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: 825015
Activity Date/Time: 2013-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 825014
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: 825016
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 825017
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 825018
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(R) (version 10.2) 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, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. 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, published and unpublished reports, published literature, survey data, maps, and digital data on bird nesting, roosting, migratory staging, wintering, and general distribution. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in coastal Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River.

The following species are mapped as polygons (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 1, Common loon, Gavia immer; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 14, Greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons; 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; 23, Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 34, American coot, Fulica americana; 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; 52, Wilson's phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor; 53, Red-necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus; 55, Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 59, Lesser yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 61, Pectoral sandpiper, Calidris melanotos; 62, Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 65, Long-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus; 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; 82, Glaucous gull, Larus hyperboreus; 86, Least tern, Sternula antillarum; 87, Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea; 88, Great egret, Ardea alba; 96, Leach's storm-petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 115, White ibis, Eudocimus albus; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 119, Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens; 121, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 126, Brown noddy, Anous stolidus; 127, Sooty tern, Onychoprion fuscatus; 128, Masked booby, Sula dactylatra; 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; 139, Snowy plover, Charadrius alexandrinus; 141, American avocet, Recurvirostra americana; 142, Black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus; 149, White-faced ibis, Plegadis chihi; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 154, Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia; 155, Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus; 156, Semipalmated sandpiper, Calidris pusilla; 160, Red phalarope, Phalaropus fulicaria; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 163, Reddish egret, Egretta rufescens; 164, American golden-plover, Pluvialis dominica; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 173, American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 181, Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus; 189, Yellow rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 193, Black tern, Chlidonias niger; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 199, Pomarine jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus; 209, Long-billed curlew, Numenius americanus; 210, Marbled godwit, Limosa fedoa; 211, Mottled duck, Anas fulvigula; 213, Stilt sandpiper, Calidris himantopus; 214, Solitary sandpiper, Tringa solitaria; 223, Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda; 237, Baird's sandpiper, Calidris bairdii; 238, White-rumped sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis; 241, Franklin's gull, Larus pipixcan; 253, Manx shearwater, Puffinus puffinus; 261, Brown booby, Sula leucogaster; 283, Bridled tern, Onychoprion anaethetus; 284, Buff-breasted sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis; 286, Dowitchers, Limnodromus spp.; 287, Audubon's shearwater, Puffinus lherminieri; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 301, Mergansers, n/a; 339, Band-rumped storm-petrel, Oceanodroma castro; 342, Red-billed tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus; 343, Long-tailed jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus; 393, Lesser black-backed gull, Larus fuscus; 445, Wilson's storm-petrel, Oceanites oceanicus; 529, Cory's shearwater, Calonectris diomedea; 596, Purple martin, Progne subis; 603, Black-capped petrel, Pterodroma hasitata; 849, Wilson's snipe, Gallinago delicata; 865, Great shearwater, Puffinus gravis; 1001, Gulls, n/a; 1003, Waterfowl, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a; 1005, Raptors, n/a; 1006, Diving birds, n/a; 1008, Terns, n/a; 1013, Dabbling ducks, n/a; 1014, Diving ducks, n/a; 1019, Sea ducks, n/a; 1035, Pelicans, Pelecanus spp.; 1037, Cormorants, Phalacrocorax spp.

The following species were mapped as points (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 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; 93, Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis; 94, Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 115, White ibis, Eudocimus albus; 116, Roseate spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 121, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga; 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; 139, Snowy plover, Charadrius alexandrinus; 149, White-faced ibis, Plegadis chihi; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 154, Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia; 325, Neotropic cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus; 617, White-faced or Glossy ibis, Plegadis spp.

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:

Process Steps 1 - 7 apply primarily to the birds mapped as polygons along coastal Louisiana. Process Step 8 applies to birds mapped as polygons in the lower Mississippi River. Process Step 9 applies to birds mapped as points in coastal Louisiana. Process Step 10 applies to birds mapped as points in the lower Mississippi River.

Sources

2005 LOUISIANA AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER PAIRS

CC ID: 825024
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

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

2005 LOUISIANA LEAST TERN CENSUS

CC ID: 825025
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

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

2005 LOUISIANA SNOWY PLOVER PAIRS

CC ID: 829207
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

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

2005 LOUISIANA WILSON'S PLOVER PAIRS

CC ID: 825026
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

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

2006 BTNEP SEABIRD AND WADING BIRD NESTING SURVEY

CC ID: 829208
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Source Contribution:

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

2011 LOUISIANA WATERBIRD NESTING COLONY POLYGONS

CC ID: 825041
Contact Name: LOUISIANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM (LNHP)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

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

A CATALOG OF LOUISIANA'S NESTING SEABIRD COLONIES

CC ID: 825030
Contact Name: FONTENOT, W.R., S.W. CARDIFF, R.A. DEMAY, D.L. DITTMANN, S. HARTLEY, C.W. JESKE, N. LORENZ, T.C. MICHOT, R.D. PURRINGTON, M. SEYMOUR, AND W.G. VERMILLION
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN LOCATIONS

CC ID: 825046
Contact Name: MICHOT, TOMMY (UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA - LAFAYETTE)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 1998
Source Contribution:

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

ATLAS AND CENSUS OF WADING BIRD AND SEABIRD NESTING COLONIES IN LOUISIANA, 1990

CC ID: 825044
Contact Name: MARTIN, R.P. AND G.D. LESTER
Publish Date: 1990-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1990
Source Contribution:

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

AUDUBON COASTAL BIRD SURVEY

CC ID: 825035
Contact Name: LOUISIANA AUDUBON - ERIK JOHNSON
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

BALD EAGLE DISTRIBUTION IN LOUISIANA

CC ID: 825042
Contact Name: LOUISIANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM (LNHP)
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

BEACH-NESTING BIRD CENSUS AND REPORT FOR COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA, AND TEXAS

CC ID: 825023
Contact Name: AUDUBON COASTAL BIRD CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

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

BIRDS IN THE MISSSISSIPPI RIVER ALLUVIAL VALLEY

CC ID: 829212
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: LOUISIANA AUDUBON - ERIK JOHNSON AND MELANIE DRISCOLL
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

BIRDS OF LOUISIANA

CC ID: 825028
Contact Name: DEMAY, RICHARD
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

BIRDS OF LOUISIANA

CC ID: 825032
Contact Name: JOHNSON, ERIK - LOUISIANA AUDUBON
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

BRETON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CC ID: 825049
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/breton/
Source Contribution:

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

CETACEANS OF OCEANIC NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO: DISTRIBUTIONS, GROUP SIZES, AND INTERSPECIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

CC ID: 825045
Contact Name: MAZE-FOLEY, K. AND K.D. MULLIN
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Source Contribution:

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

COASTAL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) AERIAL WATERFOWL SURVEY DATA

CC ID: 825038
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF) - L. REYNOLDS (WATERFOWL SURVEY LEADER)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1990
Extent End Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

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

COLONIAL WATERBIRD NESTING AREAS IN LOUISIANA

CC ID: 829213
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: LOUISIANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM (LNHP)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF BIRDS IN LOUISIANA IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS

CC ID: 825037
Contact Name: LOUISIANA AUDUBON - MELANIE DRISCOLL
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION OF BIRDS IN LOUISIANA

CC ID: 825047
Contact Name: MICHOT, TOMMY (UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA - LAFAYETTE)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION OF GULF OF MEXICO SEABIRDS

CC ID: 825031
Contact Name: HANEY, J. CHRISTOPHER (DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

DISTRIBUTION OF SEABIRDS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO IN RELATION TO MESOSCALE FEATURES: INITIAL OBSERVATIONS

CC ID: 825048
Contact Name: RIBIC, C.A., R. DAVIS, N. HESS, AND D. PEAKE
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

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

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

CC ID: 825029
Contact Name: EBIRD
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.ebird.org
Source Contribution:

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

ESTIMATING THE POPULATION OF GREATER AND LESSER SCAUP DURING WINTER IN OFF-SHORE LOUISIANA (MASTERS THESIS)

CC ID: 825033
Contact Name: KINNEY, SEAN D.
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Extent End Date/Time: 2002
Citation URL: http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-07032004-112854/
Source Contribution:

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

INTERIOR LEAST TERN NESTING COLONY

CC ID: 829210
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

LEAST TERN COLONIES, 2010-2012

CC ID: 825036
Contact Name: LOUISIANA AUDUBON - ERIK JOHNSON
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2012
Source Contribution:

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

LOUISIANA NESTING BIRD SEASONALITIES

CC ID: 825034
Contact Name: LORENZ, N. (LOUISIANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

LOUISIANA WATERFOWL

CC ID: 825039
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF) - L. REYNOLDS (WATERFOWL SURVEY LEADER)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

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

LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER RESOURCES - LEAST TERN AND PALLID STURGEON

CC ID: 829211
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - PAUL HARTFIELD
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

MIDWINTER WATERFOWL SURVEY

CC ID: 825040
Contact Name: LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES (LDWF) - LARRY REYNOLDS
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2007
Source Contribution:

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

PIPING PLOVER DISTRIBUTION BASED ON CRITICAL HABITAT AND LNHP OBSERVATIONS

CC ID: 825043
Contact Name: LOUISIANA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM (LNHP)
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

REDHEAD MIDWINTER GULF COAST SURVEY, 1981-2010

CC ID: 825050
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS) - FRED ROETKER
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

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

SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF BIRDS IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

CC ID: 825027
Contact Name: BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM (BTNEP) - RICHARD DEMAY
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Source Contribution:

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

TEXAS COLONIAL WATERBIRD SURVEY

CC ID: 829209
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: TEXAS COLONIAL WATERBIRD SOCIETY (TCWS) AND UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Extent End Date/Time: 2011
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 825051
Description:

Process steps 1-7 apply primarily to the birds mapped as polygons along coastal Louisiana.

The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) interviews conducted at workshops and via phone and email with resource experts from: Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), LDWF-Louisiana Natural Heritage Program (LNHP), Louisiana Audubon, Defenders of Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and University of Louisiana - Lafayette (ULL); 2) numerous published and unpublished reports, published literature, and books; 3) survey data and vector digital data provided by: BTNEP, LDWF, LDWF-LNHP, Louisiana Audubon, eBird, USFWS, NMFS. Survey data on locations of breeding, wintering, and resident birds were provided via shapefiles, tabular digital data, or reports for the following species and species groups: snowy plover, Wilson's plover, piping plover, least tern, waterfowl, seabirds, bald eagle, redhead, scaup, colonial nesting waterbirds, white pelican, and beach-nesting birds. Polygon data were mostly displayed as received from the data providers. Survey data in point format that were located along the coast were often diplayed as buffers 50 m on and off the shoreline for cartographic purposes. Processing methods for data sets that required additional processing are described in this Atlas' Introduction. Data sets were supplemented with information provided in hardcopy documents and by local resource experts.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 825052
Description:

Breeding and wintering shorebirds, diving birds, and terns: Survey data on locations of breeding and wintering shorebirds, diving birds, and terns were provided via shapefiles, tabular digital data, and expert local knowledge for the following species and species groups: snowy, Wilson's, and piping plovers; least tern; American oystercatcher; American white pelican; and migratory shorebirds. For areas where dense point data fell along the coast, or where polygonal coastal bird data was inconsistent with the boundaries of the current ESI shoreline, 50 meter on/off shoreline buffers or larger drawn-on polygons were created to simplify the digital and cartographic products.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 825053
Description:

Nesting seabird and waterbird colonies: Two distinct data sets were used to map colonial nesting seabirds and waterbirds. BTNEP provided two products: 1) a published document (Fontenot et al. 2012. A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies. Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Thibodaux, LA. Report Number 34, hereafter referred to as 'the seabird compendium'); and 2) an accompanying spreadsheet of seabird/wading bird nest site locations from the 2006 nesting survey ONLY (the compendium presents additional years of data). The GPS locations from the seabird compendium were mapped as point locations throughout the atlas. The accompanying tabular data includes species present at each colony and a single count (pairs) per species. The majority of count data for the colonial nesting points were from the 2006 survey data, as provided via the compendium and spreadsheet (same data). There are a few records from 2008 that replaced 2006 counts ONLY when the 2008 counts were higher than the 2006 counts AND were published in seabird compendium. LNHP provided a polygonal waterbird nesting colony data set based on 2011 count data. These data were delivered as 1-mile grid cells; if any 2011 nesting colonies fell within a grid cell, it is mapped as a nesting polygon. The tabular information includes generalized species groups (anhinga, cormorants, pelicans, gulls, terns, wading birds) with aggregated counts per species group per grid, or group of connected grids. In many instances, the BTNEP 2006 point data overlaps the LNHP 2011 polygon data. The display of these two data sets does not imply that either or both sets of polygons or points (especially if counts are aggregated across the two data sets) reflect current nest locations or counts, but rather are to be used as a guide to what species could be present and what counts have been observed at colonies over two recent years. Resource experts should be contacted in the event of a spill.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 825054
Description:

Wetland-associated waterfowl: Waterfowl data was provided by LDWF with analytical assistance from the Gulf Coast Joint Venture. LDWF conducts aerial waterfowl surveys of coastal Louisiana using 27 systematically placed N-S transect lines in September, November, December, and January. This survey has been conducted since 1969, and ducks are counted by habitat type (agricultural/swamp, fresh marsh, intermediate marsh, brackish marsh, and saline marsh) along transects, then extrapolated to estimates in SW and SE Louisiana for reporting purposes. The Gulf Coast Joint Venture overlaid the transect data with the following data set: Sasser et al. 2008, Vegetation Types in Coastal Louisiana in 2007: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1224, 1 sheet, scale 1:550,000, and calculated duck density estimates by habitat type (e.g., salt marsh, brackish marsh, intermediate marsh, and fresh marsh) for SE and SW LA. An additional waterfowl data set, also provided by LDWF, 'Coastal WMA Aerial Waterfowl Survey Data' was used to supplement the statewide data set in Wildlife Management Areas where more intensive surveys are conducted.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 5

CC ID: 825055
Description:

Redhead and scaup: Redhead were mapped along the Chandeleur Islands. Concentration estimates were based on data collected during 1981-2010 redhead midwinter gulf coast surveys. Scaup (greater and lesser) were mapped in nearshore Gulf of Mexico waters and in all of the major bay and lake systems throughout coastal LA. The spatial and tabular information for scaup displayed in the ESI was based on data collected for a 2004 LSU thesis.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 6

CC ID: 825056
Description:

Bald eagles: LNHP provided a generalized polygon that represents bald eagle nesting habitat in coastal LA.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov
Source: BALD EAGLE DISTRIBUTION IN LOUISIANA

Process Step 7

CC ID: 825057
Description:

Gulf of Mexico seabirds: Information on the distribution of nearshore and offshore pelagic birds, gulls, terns, diving birds, etc. in the Gulf of Mexico was acquired through discussions with resource experts and published literature. The LDWF-LNHP provided information for some of the federally and state listed species and species of conservation concern for display in the ESI atlas and accompanying digital data in 2013. The available LNHP data sets are to be used for oil spill response and spill response planning only. These data represent existing information known to the LNHP at the time of the request and should never be substituted for consultation with the LNHP.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 8

CC ID: 829215
Description:

The following applies to the birds mapped as polygons in the lower Mississippi river.

Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) interviews conducted via teleconference, phone, and email with resource experts from: Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), LDWF-Louisiana Natural Heritage Program (LNHP), Louisiana Audubon, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); 2) reports, published literature, and books and; 3) survey data and vector digital data provided by: BTNEP, LDWF, LDWF-LNHP, Louisiana Audubon, eBird, and USFWS. Interior least tern: LNHP provided a polygon representing the distribution of interior least tern during the nesting season. Nesting waterbird colonies: LNHP provided a polygonal waterbird nesting colony dataset based on 2004-2011 nesting survey data. These data were delivered as 1-mile grid cells; if any nesting colonies fell within a grid cell, it is mapped as a nesting polygon. The tabular information includes generalized species groups (cormorants, wading birds) with aggregated counts per species group per grid, or group of connected grids. Wetland-associated waterfowl: Waterfowl density data in coastal marshes were provided by LDWF with analytical assistance from the Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV). LDWF conducts aerial waterfowl surveys of coastal Louisiana using 27 systematically placed N-S transect lines in September, November, December, and January. Ducks are counted by habitat type (agricultural/swamp, fresh marsh, intermediate marsh, brackish marsh, and salt marsh) along transects. LDWF and GCJV derived waterfowl densities by habitat types as defined by the habitat map of coastal LA (Sasser et al. 2008) The maximum density of each species in each habitat in each region, observed from 1997-2010, was mapped in the ESI using the habitat boundaries from Sasser et al. (2008). Of the habitats mapped, only fresh marsh occurs in the Lower Mississippi River ESI area of interest. Bald Eagles: LNHP provided a generalized polygon that represents bald eagle nesting habitat for the area of interest. Habitat-based polygons: Information from eBird and expert opinion from Louisiana Audubon was used to delineate the following areas and derive corresponding species lists and concentrations: Bonnet Carre and Morganza spillways, riverine sandbars, and river bend wetlands. Polygons were also delineated for the Mississippi river and outlying wetlands representing the upper reaches of the Maurepas swamp, Barataria-Terrebonne basin, and Atchafalaya basin. Species lists were derived from eBird survey data and adjusted based on expert knowledge provided by Louisiana Audubon. The LDWF-LNHP provided information for some of the federally and state listed species and species of conservation concern for display in the ESI atlas and accompanying digital data in 2014. The available LNHP data sets are to be used for oil spill response and spill response planning only. These data represent existing information known to the LNHP at the time of the request and should never be substituted for consultation with the LNHP.

Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 9

CC ID: 829216
Description:

The following applies to birds mapped as points in the coastal Louisiana.

The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Three main sources of data were used to depict bird distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) interviews conducted at workshops and via phone and email with resource experts from: Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), Louisiana Audubon, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF); 2) published and unpublished reports and books; and 3) survey data and vector digital data provided by BTNEP and Louisiana Audubon. Survey data on locations of breeding and roosting birds were provided via shapefiles, tabular digital data, or reports for the following species and species groups: American oystercatcher, colonial nesting wading birds, seabirds, diving birds, gulls, and terns, snowy plover, and Wilson's plover. Point data were mostly displayed as received from the data providers. Processing methods for data sets that required additional processing are described in this Atlas' Introduction. Data sets were supplemented with information provided in hardcopy documents and by local resource experts. Breeding and wintering shorebirds, diving birds, and terns: Survey data on locations of breeding and wintering shorebirds, diving birds, and terns were provided via shapefiles, tabular digital data, and expert local knowledge for the following species and species groups: snowy, Wilson's, and piping plovers; least tern; American oystercatcher; American white pelican, and migratory shorebirds. For areas where dense point data fell along the coast, or where polygonal coastal bird data was inconsistent with the boundaries of the current ESI shoreline, 50 meter on/off buffers or larger drawn on polygons were created to simplify the digital and cartographic products. Nesting seabird and waterbird colonies: Two distinct data sets were used to map colonial nesting seabirds and waterbirds. BTNEP provided two products: 1) a published document (Fontenot et al. 2012. A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies. Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Thibodaux, LA. Report Number 34, hereafter referred to as 'the seabird compendium'); and 2) an accompanying spreadsheet of seabird/wading bird nest site locations from the 2006 nesting survey ONLY (the compendium presents additional years of data). The GPS locations from the seabird compendium were mapped as point locations throughout the atlas. The accompanying tabular data includes species present at each colony and a single count (pairs) per species. The majority of count data for the colonial nesting points were from the 2006 survey data, as provided via the compendium and spreadsheet (same data). There are a few records from 2008 that replaced 2006 counts ONLY when the 2008 counts were higher than the 2006 counts AND were published in seabird compendium. LNHP provided a polygonal waterbird nesting colony data set based on 2011 count data. These data were delivered as 1-mile grid cells; if any 2011 nesting colonies fell within a grid cell, it is mapped as a nesting polygon. The tabular information includes generalized species groups (anhinga, cormorants, pelicans, gulls, terns, wading birds) with aggregated counts per species group per grid, or group of connected grids. In many instances, the BTNEP 2006 point data overlaps the LNHP 2011 polygon data. The display of these two data sets does not imply that either or both sets of polygons or points (especially if counts are aggregated across the two data sets) reflect current nest locations or counts, but rather are to be used as a guide to what species could be present and what counts have been observed at colonies over two recent years. Resource experts should be contacted in the event of a spill.

Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 10

CC ID: 829217
Description:

The following step applies to the birds mapped as points in the lower Mississippi river.

Two main sources of data were used to depict nest distribution and seasonality for this data layer. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) provided a point location of a historical nest site for Interior least tern. \x96In addition, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) provided 2006 nesting survey data with geographic locations of nesting waterbird colonies. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the NESTS 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 NESTS data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 11

CC ID: 825058
Description:

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BIRDS and BIRDPT data layers. 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 BIRDS and BIRDPT data layers are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2013-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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Catalog Details

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