BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 229          Total No. of Sites: 378
Survey/Project Name: Hooded Plover Monitoring along the Coorong
Abstract: Hooded Plover populations are declining throughout their range due primarily to increasing recreational use of beaches, the urbanisation of coastlines and the establishment of feral predators. Using data from surveys collected along the ocean beaches of the Coorong and SE coast, as far as the Victorian border, the incidence and abundance of Hooded Plovers can be collated and summarised to: estimate the density of Hooded Plovers on Coorong ocean beaches; analyse trends within the population over time; and identify possible disturbance factors. Ongoing monitoring, breeding success data, looking to use community effort to monitor during breeding season, data collection from Murray Mouth and most of the South East coastline, to Kingston (the extent of the Coorong), also extends to VIC boarder. The aim is to assess the impact of recreation, especially off road vehicle use, and foxes on the Hooded Plover population during the breeding season. The data is used to verify and justify when to close the beach so that the birds can breed. Management Action Plans will be derived from this information to add to the existing one.
 
Start Date: 01/06/1982      End Date: 01/06/2020
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: Yearly survey. -----Whenever a nest or bird activity is recognised, the data is recorded and the point GPS located. The minimum dataset for Biological Survey and Monitoring is recorded. This is done by twice a year by actual field researchers, however tha community are also involved in reporting activity and nesting. -----------(Check thislast bit with Iain - I think it may relate to SU142)

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:South East) - Mt Gambier Office - Regional Ecologist