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Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)

Metadata Updated: September 2, 2022

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for diving birds, gulls, terns, passerine birds, pelagic birds, raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and landfowl for the Upper Coast of Texas. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird nesting, 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 ESI data for the Upper Coast of Texas. 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 Upper Coast of Texas ESI database, for additional bird information.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 2, 2022
Reference Date(s) 2013-07 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Graphic Preview

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Upper Coast of Texas ESI data.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 2, 2022
Reference Date(s) 2013-07 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40832
Access Constraints Cite As: Office of Response and Restoration, [Date of Access]: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Upper Coast of Texas: BIRDS (Bird Polygons) [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40832., Access Constraints: None | 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. | Distribution Liability: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.
Bbox East Long -93.625
Bbox North Lat 30.125
Bbox South Lat 28.5
Bbox West Long -96.125
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Upper Coast of Texas ESI data.
Graphic Preview File http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/esimaps/gisdata/TX_UpperCoast_2013_datafig.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Harvest Object Id e85b7e32-ac40-4e98-80aa-2999cdf50286
Harvest Source Id 16d8de29-951c-4a91-bada-75c7593e9406
Harvest Source Title NOS ORR
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-96.125, 28.5], [-93.625, 28.5], [-93.625, 30.125], [-96.125, 30.125], [-96.125, 28.5]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1995
Temporal Extent End 2013

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