Woodpeckers Beetle-affected Forest Southwest Yukon 2007 to 2008 YT

Project name: WildTrax

Dataset summary : Project Name Effects of the southwest Yukon spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreak on forest birds (Former [2007] title: “Woodpeckers as indicators of ecological integrity and sustainability in beetle-affected forests of the southwest Yukon”) Purpose of the Study: To investigate the effects of beetle-caused white spruce (Picea glauca) mortality, subsequent changes in habitat structure and vegetation, and salvage logging on the avian community in the boreal spruce forest of southwest Yukon. Individual Owner Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada. Project lead in 2008: Katie Aitken; 2007: Fiona Schmiegelow Article Citation: Leung, M. and K.Aitken. 2014. Effects of the southwest Yukon spruce beetle outbreak on forest birds: Final report on the 2007-2008 field seasons. Unpublished report, Canadian Wildlife Service, Whitehorse Yukon. Study Area: SW Yukon Territory, Canada Period of Study: May-June 2007 Summer bird surveys (point counts) June 2008 Summer bird surveys (point counts) General Methodology: Summer bird surveys - 10-minute 100m-radius point counts at 6 stations per site (24 sites total), with varying levels of severity of spruce beetle attack. The10-minute survey was divided into 5-minute intervals. All birds seen or heard were recorded within 50m radius, 100m radius, and >100m radius. Observers: TMH = Todd Heakes SD = Sarah Davidson ST = Shawn Taylor LC = Lisa Christensen JD = Jodie Pongracz Information recorded which isn't in WildTrax: For every point count: Wind For every detection: Quadrat, behaviour/detection type Almost all stations were surveyed twice each year. Red squirrels (RESQ) recorded in 2008 only Bounding coordinates of the study area: 60.6 to 61.1 N; 137.0 to 138.4 W decimal degrees. For further information email: Donnees-SIG_SCF_NOR-Data-GIS_CWS_NOR@ec.gc.ca "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 bamp@ualberta.ca if you require this metadata."

Protocol type : Point Count