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Bird distribution surveys at Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, January 2012 to March 2013

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2012-01-27
End Date
2013-03-15

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Lafferty, K.D., Stewart, T.E., and Hechinger, R.F., 2017, Bird distribution surveys at Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, January 2012 to March 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F47M95.

Summary

We collected spatial data on birds as part of a broader effort to understand food webs in California Estuaries. The survey area was Carpinteria Salt Marsh, California USA, which comprises 9 Ha tidal channels, 2 Ha salt flats, 17 Ha upland habitat, 6 Ha tidal pans, 52 Ha vegetated marsh, and 2 Ha tidal flats. A fixed transect was walked and birds were mapped if they were in the intertidal habitat. We also included some species, like raptors, if they were perched in adjacent upland habitats, but potentially interact with the estuary. With GIS, these data can be used to evaluate bird distributions, by species, in space and time, in this habitat. There are two data files in this release (1) Bird distribution surveys at Carpinteria Salt [...]

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These data were collected as part of a broader effort to understand food webs in California Estuaries, with particular reference to trematode life cycles. They have also been used to understand bird habitat use and community composition and to predict the effects of sea level rise on bird distributions.

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The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Black-crowned Night Heron. Photographer: Kevin D. Lafferty, USGS WERC
Black-crowned Night Heron. Photographer: Kevin D. Lafferty, USGS WERC

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