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Razorbill and Waterbird Surveys, Boat-based, in Winter in the Bay of Fundy, CanadaEntry ID: UAF_razorbillandwaterbirdsurveys
Abstract: This data set contains boat-based winter survey data (relative abundance)
1996-2000 from the Grand Manan Island regions, Bay of Fundy, Canada. It covers
waterbird, seabird and some sea mammal survey data, collected with unlimited
survey-width (PIROP approach) from lobster boats.
Provide general abundance information on Razorbills and other sea- and
waterbirds, and sea mammals for the Grand Manan Island region, Bay of Fundy.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Razorbill and Waterbird Surveys, Boat-based, in Winter in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
Start Date: 1996-11-01Stop Date: 1999-02-28
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 for
most of the cruises, but locations are available from the reports and
publications. ... Transcription and checking throughout the entire period.
Methodology is consistent throughout. One principle observer (FH) was present
on all cruises, evaluating and writing sightings from two other observers who
reported animals left and right side (180 degrees each side). 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.
Access Constraints By arrangement with data owner and contributing parties.
Use Constraints By arrangement with data owner and contributing parties.
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
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
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: 2005-07-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21