BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 192          Total No. of Sites: 52
Survey/Project Name: Cape Barren Goose (Wyndgate, Hindmarsh Island)
Abstract: This project aims to understand how many Cape Barren Geese (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) use the state-government owned Wyndgate property on Hindmarsh Island, adjacent to the Coorong National Park, south-east of Adelaide South Australia; and subsequently use this information to manage the habitat for goose populations and reporting.
 
Start Date: 03/11/1997      End Date: 31/12/2015
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: The data collection is carried out on Wyndgate and some adjoining land, Coorong NP
Objectives
         Vegetation: Brief details on paddock condition are recorded to understand preferred habitat of the Geese.
         Fauna: To monitor Goose numbers for managment and reporting.
Methodology
         Vegetation: Abbreviations used to describe crop condition in Tree Health module of survey: CT=Crop type, (valid values: DO= dired off; GR=green PH=pasture height, (values entered: S=short, below ankle; M=medium, ankle to knee high; H=high, above knee) PD=Pasture Density, (values entered: BG= bare ground; SP= sparse; M= medium; D= dense)
         Fauna: The number of geese is counted at the end of each month. A vehicle is driven into a paddock and a spotting scope used to do a head count from at least 50m. The data collection is carried out from the same site - a centroid for each paddock, usually elevated to obtain the best view. Their behaviour is recorded.

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: 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