Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Forest Bird Surveys: Forest Bird Surveys 2007

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    The primary goal is to conduct habitat-specific monitoring of forest interior breeding birds and to determine trends over time.

People

  • Christopher Rimmer: Content Provider

  • Kent McFarland: Content Provider

  • Steven Faccio: Principal Investigator

  • Charles Darmstadt: Content Provider

Keywords

  • birds, monitoring,

Organizations

  • Vermont Center for Ecostudies VCE: lead

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -72.8403, 44.527427
    • -72.816115, 44.527427
    • -72.816115, 44.536363
    • -72.8403, 44.536363
    • -72.8403, 44.527427
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Forest Bird Surveys 2007
  • Start Date: 2007-06-07
  • End Date: 2007-06-23
  • Description: Point counts of birds seen and heard

  • Purpose: The primary goal is to conduct habitat-specific monitoring of forest interior breeding birds and to determine trends over time.

  • Condensed Title: Z0011_VINS_2007_OLD

  • Object Name: VMC.11.254

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Steven Faccio. 2007. Forest Bird Surveys 2007. VT Institute for Ecosystem Studies. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/forest-bird-surveys/dataset/forest-bird-surveys-2007

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/forest-bird-surveys/dataset/forest-bird-surveys-2007

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: DIST_EST
    • Label: DIST_EST
    • Description: DIST_EST
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: OBS
    • Label: OBS
    • Description: OBS
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: OBSERVATION_TYPE
    • Label: OBSERVATION_TYPE
    • Description: OBSERVATION_TYPE
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: RAWCOUNT
    • Label: RAWCOUNT
    • Description: RAWCOUNT
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: SERIES
    • Label: SERIES
    • Description: SERIES
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: SITEDATE
    • Label: SITEDATE
    • Description: SITEDATE
    • Storage Type: date
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: DD/MM/YYYY
    Attribute Name: SITENAME
    • Label: SITENAME
    • Description: SITENAME
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SITESTATION
    • Label: SITESTATION
    • Description: SITESTATION
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SPECIES
    • Label: SPECIES
    • Description: SPECIES
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: STARTTIME
    • Label: STARTTIME
    • Description: STARTTIME
    • Storage Type: time
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: hh:mm:ss
    Attribute Name: SURVEYID
    • Label: SURVEYID
    • Description: SURVEYID
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: TIMEINTERVAL
    • Label: TIMEINTERVAL
    • Description: TIMEINTERVAL
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Bird counts
      • Started: 1991-06-01
      • Method Description: Counts began shortly aftern dawn on days where weather conditions were unlikely to reduce count numbers (i.e., calm winds and very light or no rain).

    • Point count intervals
      • Started: 1991-06-01
      • Method Description: Observers recorded all birds seen and heard during a 10-min sampling period, which was divided into 3 time intervals: 3, 2 and 5 minutes. Observers noted in which time interval each bird was first encountered, and placed birds into one of 2 distance categories (within or beyond 50 m).

    • Elevation-dependent sampling
      • Started: 1999-05-01
      • Method Description: The number of surveys at each site was dependent on elevation; montane fir-spruce sites were sampled once, LBWA and Underhill were sampled twice during the breeding season.


Sampling Equipment

  • Current Equipment
    • Net
      • Sampling Description: 500 micron mesh D-frame net

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: An additional transect established in 1995 in Ranch Valley at 3300 ft.



  • Site Description: Two transects established in 1991 on Mount Mansfield: One in Browns River Headwaters in mature northern hardwoods and one at summit in spruce-fir ridgeline forest.



  • Site Description: Transects at Lye Brook established in 1999 in northeast area at 680 m elevation in northern hardwood forest.