Monitoring of birds species of Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands (2013-2019)

The dataseries covers data collected from regular surveys of bird species breeding on Sea Lion Island from 2013 to the present. Data collection has three main goals : 1) create a flexible data recording system that may permit to collect data on different species with different level of detail; 2) produce an inventory of the bird species present on the island; 3) accumulate data on presence, distribution and breeding success that may permit the analysis of medium and long term trends. A flexible custom database and form system have been used to permit collection of data about the different species. The focus of the data collection is on species that are understudied in order to avoid to duplicate effort on species that are already well monitored (e.g., penguins). A specific effort is put in collecting data on ducks and geese that occupy the coastal areas, and on gulls , which can be very sensitive to human disturbance. Further information is available on the research group website,

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:57 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:26 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2013-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2019-12-01
Dataset Reference Date 2019
Lineage The data collected from 2013 to 2019 are used to determine bird species presence, distribution and breeding success. The data can be divided into three types: 1) data from weekly surveys in which the whole island coastal area was surveyed; 2) data from dediucated surveys of specific species (e.g., coastal transects to census geese and ducks); 3) ad libitum records of bird presence, in which the information was collected opportunistically. A data entry system that permits a very flexible collection of data in the field, with variable quantity of information for the different species, is used for collecting data. This data entry system runs on Window Mobile palmtop computer, and has forms with pop down and pull up menus, checkboxes, lists, and linked databases, that greatly simplify the inputting of data, reducing at the same time the error rate.
West Longitude -59.1519
South Latitude -52.4486
East Longitude -59.0364
North Latitude -52.4205
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 Restricted, but open subject to limitations and prior agreement with responsible organisation. Copyright must be cited
Resource Reference Copyright ESRG 1995-present - All Rights Reserved.
Data Format csv, shape
Update Frequency annually
Accuracy Accuracy of mapping by navigation grade GPS (e.g. daily mapping of males) is 5 metres; accuracy of mapping by survey grade GPS is submetric to decimetric. Collection of all other data is compliant to usual research standards, and a great effort is put to guarantee high repeatability of data.
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2019-04-03
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-ESRG-580

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