Columbia River ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2017

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, diving birds, seabirds, passerine birds, gulls, and terns in Columbia River. Vector polygons in this data set represent locations of bird nesting, resting, feeding, migratory staging, and wintering sites. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Columbia River. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the NESTS (Nest Points) data layer, part of the larger Columbia River ESI database, for additional bird information.

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Metadata Date November 1, 2004
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Reference Date(s) November 1, 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update NONE SCHEDULED

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 1, 2004
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2017
Reference Date(s) November 1, 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA, Office of Response and Restoration (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -120.67375
Bbox North Lat 46.375
Bbox South Lat 45.3
Bbox West Long -124.125
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update NONE SCHEDULED
Graphic Preview Description Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Columbia River ESI data.
Graphic Preview File datafig.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Harvest Object Id 704e8d4e-afb0-4560-8571-98dd41d55928
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1979-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2004-01-01

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