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DWH NRDA Waterfowl Search Effort and Live Animal Assessment

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

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 June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI EDI

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_103255
Data First Published 2011-03-01T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2011-03-01
Category Generic Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:18
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
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Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id c37c44c9-8a5e-479f-b67e-bbc3828339ec
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 Hash ebd819f6a8e81716bc76b02598bf152d15f50c9e2f17cda5131628829f5b1697
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2011-01-14T12:00:00Z/2011-03-01T12:00:00Z

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