Monthly Waterbird Ferry Transects Blacks Harbour - North Head, Grand MananEntry ID: UAF_IAB_BlacksHarbourwaterbirdferrytransects
Abstract: This data set contains monthly survey data from the Blacks Harbour / North
Head, Grand Manan Island ferry, lower Bay of Fundy, Canada. It covers
waterbird, seabird and some sea mammal data, collected with unlimited width
surveys (relative abundance) from one side of the ferry (PIROP protocol)
throughout the years 1997-1999.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Falk Huettmann
Dataset Title: Monthly Waterbird Ferry Transects Blacks Harbour - North Head, Grand Manan
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: University of Alaska
Start Date: 1997-08-15Stop Date: 1999-02-27
Quality Sightings are referenced to the observer, the specific cruise and ship name,
ship speed, time and date. Accuracy of bird ID and bird numbers are discussed
elsewhere (see references above). GPS instrumentation was not available to the
observers but is available from the ferry.
Methodology is consistent ... throughout. At least one principle observer (FH, KM)
was present on all cruises. Cruise start and end locations are fixed; minor
variations in the path between start and end points are related to tide,
weather and traffic conditions.
Transects with confirmed absence are reported; however, absence need to be
queried for 10minute transects where a specific species occurs but not another
one (see Huettmann and Diamond 2001).
Access Constraints By arrangement with data owners, Falk Huettmann and Ken MacIntosh
Use Constraints By arrangement with data owners, Falk Huettmann and Ken MacIntosh.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: +01-907 4746967
Email: fhuettmann at alaska.edu
419 Irving I, PO Box 757000
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Postal Code: 20771
Brown, R.G.B. 1971. PIROP Instruction Manual. Canadian Wildlife Service,
Brown R.G.B. 1977. Atlas of eastern Canadian seabirds Supplement 1
Halifax-Bermuda transects. Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.
Brown R.G.B. 1986. Revised Atlas of Eastern Canadian Seabirds. Bedford
Institute of Oceanography: Candian Wildlife Service, Ottawa.
... Lock A.R., Brown R.G.B., Gerriets S.H. 1994. Gazetteer of Marine Birds in
Atlantic Canada. Canadian Wildlife Service, Dartmouth NS Canada
Huettmann, F. and Diamond, A. W. 1998. Seabird surveys and selected
environmental data sets in the Bay of Fundy: findings and conclusions from
monthly ferry transects Saint John - Digby - Saint John. In Coastal Monitoring
and the Bay of Fundy: Proceedings of the Marine Atlantic Ecozone Science
Workshop. Edited by M.D. Burt and P.G. Wells. Huntsman Marine Science Centre,
St. Andrew's, NB pp. 85-92.
Huettmann, F. and K. MacIntosh. In progress. Results from ferry-based seabird
surveys in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
Huettmann, F. A. W. Diamond, B. Dalzell and K. MacIntosh, in review. Winter
distribution of Razorbills alca torda and other auks in the lower Bay of Fundy,
New Brunswick. Journal of Field Ornithology
Huettmann, F. A.W. Diamond, B. Dalzell and K. MacIntosh. In Review. Results of
Winter Waterbird Surveys in 1997 - 1998 for the Grand Manan Island region,
lower Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21