FIBDv8 20140601 birds

The records of bird species for each island are extracted from the database (known as the Falkland Islands Biodiversity Database) for all islands in the Falkland Islands (with the exception of islands in freshwater bodies). Each record is entered according to the date of survey. Data were collected mostly during surveys between 1997 and 2013. Date, surveyor name and affiliation are associated almost to each record.Disclaimer: islands with limited and variable data may have large and imprecise estimates or records. A number of islands have not been surveyed so the dataset is not complete. Consider the wide range and variability of survey methodology and coverage are limitations to the dataset, hence it should be used with caution.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:57 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:17 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 1997-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2013-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2013
Lineage Bird data (presence records) are principally from surveys conducted by Robin Woods (1997-2009) and Sally Poncet and Ken Passfield (2008-2013); the survey coverage and the data quality are considered to be reliable for presence/absence status. Black-browed albatross data (including population size) are from the 2010 survey by Ian Strange. The records are entered by date of survey (which in the database correspond to the tab called "visits"). Data from Falklands Conservation's annual Falkland Islands Seabird Monitoring Programme and the 1997 and 2013 striated caracara surveys have not been entered.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
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 Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: FIG Environmental and Planning Department Falklands Biodiversity Database
Data Format excel
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy GPS (island location) accuracy is 5 to 10 metres. Birds presence reliable
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-05-14
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-3

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