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2011 Toolik Field Station Avian Point Count Data
Entry ID: 2011_Toolik_Point_Counts

Abstract: Weekly point count surveys were conducted at nineteen points along four routes near Toolik Field Station from late May to late July in 2011 using the methods described by the Alaska Landbird Monitoring Survey. At each point, an observer stood for ten minutes and recorded each individual bird detected, method of detection, and radial distance to the bird.

Purpose: These point counts were conducted to monitor bird presence in the Toolik Field Station area, and with the intention of calculating density estimates for common species in the area.
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Description: Toolik Field Station's Environmental Data Center (EDC) conducted these surveys and maintains the dataset.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 68.64   S: 68.59   E: -149.56   W: -149.61
Min Altitude: 700 M Max Altitude: 720 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seth Beaudreault
Dataset Title: 2011 Toolik Field Station Point Counts
Dataset Release Date: September 2011
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-05-27
Stop Date: 2011-07-28
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: weekly
Temporal Resolution Range: Weekly - < Monthly
ISO Topic Category
Quality Periodic distance-estimating exercises were conducted throughout the field season with a rangefinder/GPS, and species identification was studied and confirmed before and during the sampling period.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 907-474-7550
Fax: 907 474-5513
Email: ankade at
Contact Address:
900 Yukon Dr. BLDG T-4
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA
Email: sethbeaudreault at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23