Shorebirds_SC

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Felicia Sanders, SCDNR
Title:
Shorebirds_SC
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This data set is based on summaries of observed nesting activities and presence of all bird species monitored by the SCDNR from 2006 through 2010 at several transient washover islands that are critical habitat used by these seabirds for nesting in South Carolina. Numbers are from nest counts or from estimates made from counting adults that appear to be incubating or brooding young. Nests counts were conducted by walking through the colony and counting nests with eggs or chicks. The number of wading bird nests at these sites is also included. Wading bird counts were primarily estimates from counting adults that were assumed to be nesting. Each site was only counted once, thus these numbers may not represent peak numbers of nests at the site. This data does not include all species that nest on a site. For example, laughing gulls, shorebirds, and uncommon species are not included. This data set does not include all sites in SC that have nesting seabirds, thus totaling all nests for a species during one year, may not be the total number of nests in SC for that species.
Purpose:
This GIS data set was created for the purpose of describing the location and types of seabird colonies that nest along the South Carolina coastline so that these nesting activities can be considered for any planned energy development or other coastal use activities.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.868373
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.406281
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.027592
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.049742
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Seabird Colonies
Theme_Keyword: Royal tern
Theme_Keyword: Gull-billed tern
Theme_Keyword: Snowy egret
Theme_Keyword: Eastern brown pelican
Theme_Keyword: Black skimmer
Theme_Keyword: Common tern
Theme_Keyword: Sandwich tern
Theme_Keyword: Least tern
Theme_Keyword: Tricolored heron
Theme_Keyword: Glossy Ibis
Theme_Keyword: Black-crowned night heron
Theme_Keyword: Cattle egret
Theme_Keyword: Great egret
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Castle Pinckney
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: Deveaux Bank
Place_Keyword: Marsh Island
Place_Keyword: Bird Key
Place_Keyword: Tomkins Island
Place_Keyword: Crab Bank
Place_Keyword: Lighthouse Island (south end)
Place_Keyword: White Banks
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 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Contact_Person: Felicia Sanders
Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
Santee Coastal Reserve
Address:
P.O.Box 37
City: McClellanville
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29458
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-520-0961
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sandersf@dnr.sc.gov
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:
Due to the transient and constantly changing nature of these island, a single point was used to represent the island. The point was placed on the island in a location that was present on all of the following 1 meter imagery: 2009 NAIP, 2006 DOQQ, 1999 DOQQ, and 1994 DOQQs. Numbers are from nest counts or from estimates made from counting adults that appear to be incubating or brooding young. Nests counts were conducted by walking through the colony and counting nests with eggs or chicks. The number of wading bird nests at these sites is also included. Wading bird counts were primarily estimates from counting adults that were assumed to be nesting. Each site was only counted once, thus these numbers may not represent peak numbers of nests at the site. This data does not include all species that nest on a site. For example, Laughing gulls, shorebirds, and uncommon species are not included. This data set does not include all sites in SC that have nesting seabirds, thus totaling all nests for a species during one year, may not be the total number of nests in SC for that species.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Mrdnas\GIS\Boynton\GISProjects\2011\Other\Research\SCWindProject\Metadata\MetadataTemplate
Process_Date: 20110615
Process_Time: 102721
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCDNR
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
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
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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: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 8
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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_SC
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: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the island.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the island.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Long
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the island.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BrnPelAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Eastern Brown Pelicans.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BrnPelCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Eastern brown pelican.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlCrnNHAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Black-crowned night heron.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlCrnNHCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Black-crowned night heron.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GrtEgrtAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Great egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GrtEgrtCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Great egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SnwEgrtAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Snowy egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SnwEgrtCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Snowy egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TrCldHnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Tricolored heron.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TrCldHnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Tricolored heron.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlkSkmAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Black skimmer.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BlkSkmCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Black skimmer.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CtlEgrtAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Cattle egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CtlEgrtCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Cattle egret.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GlBldTnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Gull-billed tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GlBldTnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Gull-billed tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WhtIbisAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for White ibis.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WhtIbisCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for White ibis.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RylTrnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Royal tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RylTrnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Royal tern .
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SdwchTnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Sandwich tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SdwchTnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Sandwich tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GlsyIbsAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Glossy ibis.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GlsyIbsCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Glossy ibis.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LstTrnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Least tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LstTrnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Least tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CmmnTrnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Common tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CmmnTrnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Common tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FrstrTnAvg
Attribute_Definition:
The average nests over five years (2006-2010) for Forster's tern.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FrstrTnCV
Attribute_Definition:
Coefficient of variance.  Calculated by divided the standard deviation (for the five years 2006-2010) by the average number of nests for the same five year period for Forster's tern.
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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: mailing
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, Marine Resources Division, MRRI
Contact_Person: Jessica Boynton
Contact_Position: GIS Manager I
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 12559
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29422
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-953-9163
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-953-9820
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: boyntonj@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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