BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 142          Total No. of Sites: 416
Survey/Project Name: Hooded Plover Project (Murray Mouth)
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey to record the presence and activity of Hooded Plover (Hooded Dotterel) (Thinornis rubricollis), in the Coorong National Park, South Australia, to assess the impact of dredges, vehicles and foxes. The data is collected according to the minimum requirements for Biological Survey and Monitoring, and includes: - number of birds - adult or juvenile - eggs - location (GPS and description of location) - wind direction and speed - water level - what the birds are doing (eg. foraging/resting). - other significant details.
 
Start Date: 01/01/2002      End Date: 31/12/2011
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: This project records the presense and activity of Hooded Plovers, to assess the impact of dredges, cockling truncks, vehicles and foxes. The data is collected according to the minimum requirements for Biological Survey and Monitoring, and includes: - number of birds - NUMOBSERVED field - adult or juvenile - this has been stored in SPCOMM field - eggs - this has been stored in SPCOMM field - location (GPS and description of location) - wind direction and speed - this has been stored in the visitcomm as *WEA - water level - this has been stored in the VISITCOMM as *WEA - what the birds are doing (eg. foraging/resting). - this has been stored in the activity field - other significant details
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: The data is collected using the Standard Biological Survey of South Australia methodology. This data is collected annually (November) from the River Murray Mouth to 42 Mile Crossing along Younghusband Peninsula, Coorong NP.

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Presence and absence method
Fauna : Fauna species/population Study (ie trapping records over time period for species study). NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide) - Hindmarsh Island Office