Teslin Forest Bird Surveys 2009 to 2010 YT

Project name: WildTrax

Dataset summary : Purpose of the Study: To provide forest bird habitat association information for migratory birds in south-central Yukon, and evaluate the impacts of forest management practices on forest birds within the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory (TTTT). Individual Owner: Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada - Katie Aitken (Project Lead) Article Citation: Leung, M., H. Cooke, J. Meikle, K.Aitken, T. Heakes, and M. Gill. 2013. Canadian Wildlife Service Teslin Forest Birds Project: Habitat-Associations of Breeding Birds. Unpublished report, Canadian Wildlife Service, Whitehorse Yukon. Study Area: Teslin, Yukon, Canada Period of Study: June 2009 & 2010 General Methodology: 10-minute, 75m-radius point counts at 14 sites in 2009 (10 stations per site, 140 stations total) and at 19 sites in 2010 (2-19 stations per site, 197 stations total). Each count was comprised of two, five minute periods to total 10 minutes. During each count, all birds detected by sight or sound within 75 m of the observer were recorded and positioned on a point count mapsheet, and their behaviour, age and sex were recorded, when possible. Detections were assigned to one of 4 distance bands – 0-25m, 25-50m, 50-75m, >75m. Some of Mike Gill’s sites were resurveyed (see above), and several new sites were added in 2009 and 2010. Some stations at some of these sites (Border, Brooks, Hays, Hays North, Hermit, Morley, Pine, Strawberry, Tras North, Tras South) were surveyed by Mike Gill (CWS-Yukon) between 2000-2003. Those data are a separate project on WildTrax. Observers: PMK: Piia Kukka, TFH: Tami Hamilton, TMH: Todd Heakes Information recorded which isn't in WildTrax: For every point count: Wind; amount of background noise For every detection: Quadrant, behaviour/detection type Bounding coordinates of the study area 51.91583 to 60.51083 deg N -131.5658816 to -133.34472 deg W 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