Southern Yukon Riparian Bird Communities 1996 YT

Project name: WildTrax

Dataset summary : Purpose of the Study: To determine relationships between birds and riparian habitats Individual Owner: Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada (Project lead - W. Nixon) Study Area: SE Yukon (Watson Lake area, Toobally Lakes area) and SW Yukon (Haines Junction area) Period of Study: 4-23 June, 1996 for the Watson Lake survey points 13-16 June, 1996 for the Toobally Lakes points, and 26-29 June, 1996 for the Haines Junction points. General Methodology: Point count routes were placed along the edge of riparian systems within 75 m of the stream or wetland with points spaced 150 to 200 m apart. Each count was 10 minutes long. During each point count, all birds detected by sight or sound within 75 m of the observer were recorded. Birds further than 75 m from the observer were also recorded, but excluded from analysis. All counts were conducted between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The two observers for the Watson Lake points each sampled all survey points once, but some sites were sampled a second time, with a different observer at each station. One observer sampled each Haines Junction survey point once. The Toobally points were split between two observers resulting in one survey for each point. Watson Lake study area: 13 sites, with 136 point count stations Toobally Lakes area: 4 sites with 33 stations Haines Jct area: 4 sites, with 40 stations Observers: PHS = Pamela H. Sinclair; WAN = Wendy A. Nixon; CDE = Cameron D. Eckert Information recorded which isn't in WildTrax: For every point count: Temperature, wind, cloud cover. For every detection: Quadrant, behaviour/detection type, sex, age For further information email: "This data was standardized for the Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) Project and then transferred to WildTrax. Data was initially standardized for the BAM Version 4 SQL database. This was converted to BAM Version 6 Microsoft Access database in 2020 by updating the table structure. Finally, this data was moved to the WildTrax PostgreSQL database between 2021 to 2022 where it is accessible through the secure WildTrax website. As of 31 March 2022, data uploaded by BAM does not include some metadata. This metadata will become available in the near future following the necessary WildTrax updates. Please contact if you require this metadata."

Protocol type : Point Count