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DWH NRDA Breeding Shorebirds 2010

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

Deepwater Horizon beach-nesting breeding shorebird surveys and habitat assessments were completed in 2010 and 2011 by Coastal Bird Conservation/Conservian, under contract to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, across the Gulf of Mexico coast. Two sets of Coastal Bird Conservation/Conservian efforts were conducted in 2010: (i) a statewide survey sponsored before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred by entities not involved in the NRDA, and (ii) NRDA-sponsored surveys in many of the same areas surveyed by the earlier effort. Thus, in 2010, surveys were completed both before and after oil from the Deepwater Horizon event reached the coast. Surveyors documented the estimated number of solitary beach-nesting, active breeding adults, focusing on American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates), Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), and Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia), documented oil spill-related impacts to shorebirds and habitats, and collected GPS coordinates and photographs. Additionally, any bird color band combinations observed on banded focal species were to be recorded. This dataset contains the 2010 data that CBC collected while under contract to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additional details on the 2010 surveys and results are provided in the End of Study Report (2010 Solitary Beach-nesting Bird Populations of the Northern Gulf and Data Analysis for Estimating Oiling Rates: Pre and Post Oil Landfall Breeding Surveys and Initial Recorded Impacts of the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon (MCS 252) Oil Spill (Bird Study #8)).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Identifier FWS_ServCat_103253
Data First Published 2010-08-01T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2010-08-01
Category Generic Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
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Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 7d5f26ab-1c19-42c9-810f-e8c65ccafe15
Harvest Source Id 52bfcc16-6e15-478f-809a-b1bc76f1aeda
Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:028, 010:094
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 525f536e8617f9c67a47da6eddf6a70358e66e30a778c2e27068c2d91434968f
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2010-07-03T12:00:00Z/2010-08-01T12:00:00Z

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