Shorebirds_FL

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Title:
Shorebirds_FL
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
The Florida Shorebirds Database (FSD) enables online entry and viewing of data on Florida’s shorebirds and sea birds (https://public.myfwc.com/crossdoi/shorebirds). Created in 2010, the current product represents an improvement over the original database which became operational in 2005. Although the database and its quality are managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the success of this platform is highly dependent on the contributions of a network of ever-expanding participants. There is no cost to become involved in the FSD; however, for organizational purposes, data are submitted through regional hubs of the Florida Seabird Alliance (FSA). According to the “data dictionary” associated with the FSD, there are 123 data fields. These data fields include both survey metadata, such as when, where, who, and how the data were collected, as well as what was observed. The majority of the 123 data fields are ‘what’ fields and represent very specific categorical information such as types of chicks, possible types of disturbances that could have interfered with survey results, etc. Data (rows) in the FSD are provided with respect to a single species at a given location, where multiple locations occur along prescribed survey routes.
Purpose:
This GIS dataset was created for the purpose of describing the location and types of shorebirds that nest along the Florida coastline so that these nesting activities can be considered for any planned energy development or other coastal use activities. General FDS: “Data from the FSD are used in many ways. At the local and regional level, partners regularly rely on the data to plan and assess management activities for particular shorebird and seabird sites in their area. In addition, different agencies use the data to review permits for proposed projects near important shorebird and seabird sites. At the statewide level, biologists plan to use these data to determine distribution, status, and trends for various species of shorebird and seabird in Florida. They will inform important conservation planning efforts such as setting conservation priorities, identifying critical habitat, and assessing species for state listing. Recently, the database played a pivotal role in determining priorities and preparations for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” - https://public.myfwc.com/crossdoi/shorebirds/about
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110101
Ending_Date: 20120101
Currentness_Reference:
Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.478931
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.096390
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.706517
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.090300
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Florida Shorebird Database
Theme_Keyword: Sandwich tern
Theme_Keyword: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Theme_Keyword: Brown pelican
Theme_Keyword: American oystercatcher
Theme_Keyword: Least tern
Theme_Keyword: Willet
Theme_Keyword: Killdeer
Theme_Keyword: Black skimmer
Theme_Keyword: Royal tern
Theme_Keyword: Laughing gull
Theme_Keyword: Gull-billed tern
Theme_Keyword: nesting
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: southeast
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Neither the State of South Carolina, the Department of Natural Resources, nor any of its employees, is responsible for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein, and assume no responsibility for the use of the information. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources should be acknowledged as the source of this GIS product.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Person: Naomi Avissar
Contact_Position: Shorebird Partnership Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
3900 Drane Field Rd.
City: Lakeland
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33811
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (863) 370-6305
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Naomi.Avissar@MyFWC.com
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GIS Processing: Digitized the routes from the route start and end lat/longs. Digitized on USDA NAIP Florida imagery. Used 'Make Query Table' Tool to combine the table to the routes using the LocationID as the common field. Exported the results to feature class.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR, MRRI
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager I
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@dnr.sc.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data (11,835 records) for 2011 and 2012 were uploaded from the FSD website. Following consultation with the FWC, only approved data (10,764 records) at the route level (7,807 records) listed as “active” (3,373 records; 29% of original) were herein considered. Because of the spatial interest of the GSAA, the data set described above was further restricted to counties located on the east coast of Florida. Two county fields (route, location) appeared in the FSD data set, and we used the route county for filtering due to complete data provision. Following restriction of data to Nassau, Duval, Saint Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties, only 777 data records (7% of original data) remained. Start latitude and longitude of these retained data and the county-excluded data were plotted to confirm that all geographically-relevant data were included, which also confirmed that no data were provided for the two southernmost east coast counties (Broward, Miami-Dade). Forty-three additional data records were excluded due to incomplete survey route coverage, and 68 additional data records associated with “colony” observations were excluded due to “null” nest count values. As such, a total of 666 data records (6% of original uploaded data set) were analyzed for nest counts (solitary) or the number of surveys at a given route in which colonies were recorded; mean and coefficient of variation (CV) were also computed for colonies. Analytical summaries were provided for each route and count type (rows) with respect to species and data metrics (columns). A total of 26 routes were included in this summary table, with route transect distances as well as start and end latitude and longitude provided by the FSA. Mean and CV metrics were only computed (in MS Access) for colony data. Mean nest count was computed as the total number of nests recorded divided by the number of surveys in which the species was seen; thus, multiplying the mean by the number of surveys in which the species was seen calculates the total number of nests for that species at the route. CV was computed as the standard deviation (not shown) among the nest counts for a given species (for each route) divided by the mean.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR
Contact_Person: Mike Arendt
Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist III
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9097
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: arendtm@dnr.sc.gov
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 34
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Transverse Mercator
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.0
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
False_Easting: 500000.0
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0001
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Shorebirds_FL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LocationID
Attribute_Definition:
FSD route ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DataType
Attribute_Definition:
FSD active nest data type (solitary nest or colony).
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FWSDist_mi
Attribute_Definition:
FSD provided route distance in miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AmOy_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of American oystercatcher (AmOy) nests at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AmOy_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all American oystercatcher (AmOy) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AmOy_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all American oystercatcher (AmOy) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlSk_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Black Skimmer (BlSk) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlSk_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Black Skimmer (BlSk) nests counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlSk_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of Black Skimmer (BlSk) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BrPe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Brown Pelican (BrPe) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BrPe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Brown Pelican (BrPe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BrPe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Brown Pelican (BrPe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GuTe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Gull-billed Tern (GuTe) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GuTe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Gull-billed Tern (GuTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GuTe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Gull-billed Tern (GuTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KiDe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of Killdeer (KiDe) nests at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KiDe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Killdeer (KiDe) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KiDe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Killdeer (KiDe) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LaGu_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Laughing Gull (LaGu) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LaGu_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Laughing Gull (LaGu) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LaGu_CV
Attribute_Definition:
of variation (CV) of all Laughing Gull (LaGu) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LeTe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Least Tern (LeTe) nets were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LeTe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Least Tern (LeTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LeTe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Least Tern (LeTe) nest counts at a given route. 
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RoTe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Royal Tern (RoTe) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RoTe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Royal Tern (RoTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RoTe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Royal Tern (RoTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SaTe_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of surveys in which Sandwich Tern (SaTe) nests were observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SaTe_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Sandwich Tern (SaTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SaTe_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Sandwich Tern (SaTe) nest counts at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Will_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of Willet (Will) nests observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Will_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Willet (Will) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Will_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Willet (Will) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WiPl_count
Attribute_Definition:
Number of Wilson’s Plover (WiPl) nests observed at a given route.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WiPl_mean
Attribute_Definition:
Mean of all Wilson’s Plover (WiPl) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WiPl_CV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variation (CV) of all Wilson’s Plover (WiPl) nest counts at a given route; no value is provided because this species was only ever recorded as having solitary nests.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SurveyLoca
Attribute_Definition:
Description of route
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Dist_mi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Position: Spatial Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
Rembert C. Dennis Building P.O. Box 167
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29202
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 803-734-9100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 803-734-7001
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisman@dnr.sc.gov
Distribution_Liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130218
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR
Contact_Person: Mike Arendt
Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist III
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address:
217 Fort Johnson Rd.
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29412
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9097
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: arendtm@dnr.sc.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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