The use of camera traps to monitor burrowing petrels, January 2018

The dataset is a series of videos taken in Janary 2018 from 15 camera traps deployed on Bird Island and Kidney Island to monitor the activity of burrowing petrels on both islands and to detct the presence of rare/criptic species on Bird Island.

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:56 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:25 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2018-01-06
Temporal Extent End 2018-01-23
Dataset Reference Date 2018
Lineage In January 2017 a survey of sooty shearwaters was carried out on Kidney Island. In January 2018 a survey of burrowing petrels was carried out on Bird Island and Kidney Island was visited again to recover geolocators deployed on sooty shearwaters the previous summer. In 2018, on arrival at both islands, 15 Bushnell Aggressor HD camera traps were set up overlooking clusters of petrel burrows within a subsample of the survey plots. Plots were chosen to represent the full range of habitat types used by burrowing petrels on the islands. Cameras were mounted on 4' wooden fence posts, driven 1.5' into the ground (i.e. protruding 2.5'). If possible, they were aligned to have a clear view of 5 - 10 burrow entrances. Where necessary, a small amount of tussac foliage was cleared to avoid cameras being repeatedly tripped or obscured by wind-blown vegetation. Cameras were programmed to record a 30 second video clip when an animal moved into view as well as well as a video clip every 30 minutes during hours of darkness. Cameras were deployed for 5 days on Bird Island and 4 days on Kidney Island.
West Longitude -60.93172
South Latitude -52.1711
East Longitude -57.74699
North Latitude -51.62139
Spatial Reference System WGS84
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Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted to government departments
Use Constraints Restricted, but open subject to limitations and prior agreement with responsible organisation. Copyright must be cited
Data Format MP4
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy na
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2018-04-24
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-UNIGLA-506

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