DWH NRDA Colonial, Marsh, and Shorebird Sample Processing

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Deepwater Horizon Bird Studies #3, 4, and 5 each had two primary components: 1) to estimate the proportion of visibly oiled birds via observational surveys and 2) to estimate the mortality rates of both oiled and unoiled adult birds using satellite and/or radio telemetry. This dataset contains information collected pursuant to the second objective. This dataset contains information on the blood, feather, and fecal samples from captured birds. The capture and assessment field data were collected in 2010 and 2011 by the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI, Portland, Maine, for Bird Studies #3 and 4) and the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Plymouth, Massachusetts (for Bird Study #5). Individuals of the focal species were captured in both oiled (“impacted”) areas and non-oiled (“reference”) areas. Focal species included secretive marsh birds such as clapper rails and seaside sparrows; colonial waterbirds such as black skimmers, great egrets, and brown pelicans; and non-breeding shorebirds represented by American oystercatchers. ID numbers were recorded for any satellite or radio telemetry equipment that was attached to the birds prior to their release. These unique ID numbers were recorded in the “GPS ID” field of the Avian Capture dataset and the “PTT_ID” field of the telemetry dataset. Records pertaining to the same bird can be identified in each dataset using the corresponding ID values. Additional details on the American oyster catcher methodologies, data entry and review process are available in the January 2012 “Deepwater Horizon/Mississippi Canyon 252 NRDA Bird Study #5: Non-breeding Shorebirds QA/QC Notebook” produced by Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (Appendix F of the Verification and Validation Report for this dataset).

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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 November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier FWS_ServCat_103245
Data First Published 2011-09-21
Data Last Modified 2011-09-21
Category Generic Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Homepage URL https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/103245
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
Related Documents https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/103245
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 238cb99979b4b40f0c01d25712c6b5826bb8fa8e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2010-06-20/2011-09-21

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