Falkland Islands Seabird Monitoring Programme (FISMP)

The data series consists mainly of field counts, and some photo (drone and go-pro camera) counts, which were used to derive annual estimates of breeding pairs and breeding success at a number of breeding sites of Gentoo, Southern Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins; Imperial shags; Brown Skuas; Black-browed albatrosses and Souther Giant petrels. Monitoring sites are on East and West Falkland and on the outer islands. The sites have varied in number and location over the duration of the programme. The earliest data for a reported site are from 1990 and run to the present but other sites have been monitored over shorter timescales. The count of breeding pairs occurs also at various periods starting from October/early November and ending in early March.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:58 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:18 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 1990-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2018-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2018
Lineage Repeated field counts of colonies by single or paired observers, or photo counts were used to derive an estimate of either 'apparently occupied nests' (breeding pairs) or 'pre-fledged chicks' (to derive breeding success). Breeding pair counts were conducted in late October/ early November and chick counts, used to derive breeding success, in early January (penguins) or late March (Black-browed albatrosses and Southern giant petrels). These data are on a database, but not all of them are accessible. The annual seabird data consists of a sigma plot spread sheet of total counts for sites.
West Longitude -61.2252
South Latitude -52.3312
East Longitude -57.8727
North Latitude -51.0328
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: individual reports are provided with the data.
Data Format shape, pdf
Update Frequency annually
Accuracy Spatial accuracy of older data are low and can't be estimated properly. Points were drawn directly on a map and GPS was never used
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-06-26
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FC-62

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