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A GIS dataset of bird nests mapped in the Windmill Islands by Frederique Olivier and Drew Lee during the 2002-2003 season

Abstract: Very little information is known about the distribution and abundance of snow petrels at the regional scale. This dataset contains locations of bird nests, mostly snow petrels, mapped in the Windmill Islands during the 2002-2003 season. Location of nests were recorded with handheld GPS receivers connected to a pocket PC and stored as a shapefile using Arcpad (ESRI software). Descriptive ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.23   S: -66.5   E: 110.75   W: 110.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Olivier, F., Lee, D. and Woehler, E.
Dataset Title: A GIS dataset of bird nests mapped in the Windmill Islands by Frederique Olivier and Drew Lee during the 2002-2003 season
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-30
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Division
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-12
Stop Date: 2003-02-16
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 10 Metre(s)
Quality Data were acquired with a Garmin 26 GPS receiver, the accuracy of which is better than an average handheld GPS model, such as the Garmin 12. In order not to overestimate the quality of the data, it is sensible to assume that nest locations were acquired with an uncertainty between 5 and 10 m.
Access Constraints The full dataset, including a word document providing further information about the dataset, is publicly available for download from the provided URL.

Also available for download from another URL is polygon data representing flying bird nesting areas. The polygon data was derived from the flying bird nest locations by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre for displaying on maps.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 382 kb
Distribution Format: shapefiles, ArcView 3.2, Word
Fees: free
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 129
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08