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DWH NRDA Waterfowl Search Effort and Live Animal Assessment

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2022

Data collection for Deepwater Horizon Bird Study #10 occurred from January to March 2011. Data were collected primarily by Louisiana State University (LSU) personnel, collaboratively with BP/CardnoENTRIX personnel. The three main objectives for this study included 1) to document dead and live oiled and unoiled waterfowl in representative habitats (shorelines and near-shore waters of the Gulf of Mexico that were accessible by motorized boat and airboat); 2) to estimate the temporal and spatial abundance and distribution of waterfowl within the study area; and 3) to examine oiled and not visibly oiled waterfowl collected from representative habitats. This dataset includes the data collected as part of the first objective. For objective 1, boat and beach-based survey teams conducted searches from mid-January 2011 to early March 2011. A BP/CardnoENTRIX observer joined the boat-based survey team on February 6, 2011. For all waterfowl species detected in a habitat of interest (marsh, open water, or beach), observers recorded time, number of birds, species, and oiling status along the length of the transect. Additionally, observers conducted a point count at one location along each transect where they recorded all bird species seen. Data were documented on two data forms, the “Bird Search Effort – Wintering Waterfowl” form and the “Live Animal Assessment – Wintering Waterfowl Oiling Observations” form. As part of the verification and validation process, the DOI Data Verification/Validation Contractor consolidated these data into one comprehensive dataset, Waterfowl Search Effort and Live Animal Assessment, consistent with the way the data was collected (i.e. concurrently) and with other datasets. Additional details on the surveys, data, and results are provided in the End of Study Report (Workplan for Estimating Wintering Waterfowl Oiling and Mortality Bird Study Plan #10 Draft End of Study Report v3, Deepwater Horizon (Mississippi Canyon 252) Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Objective 1).

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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 September 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2022

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2022
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier FWS_ServCat_103255
Data First Published 2011-03-01
Data Last Modified 2011-03-01
Category Generic Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
Metadata Context
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Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 26c39028-e7f1-4c1d-9ab9-4a9c7750188b
Harvest Source Id bee011ae-6f4a-4b9b-bef9-6c8b6453c562
Harvest Source Title DOI DCAT-US harvest source
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 9e3ef37bf29d8339e69aebf1c41751f94ee823b5
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2011-01-14/2011-03-01

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