BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 421          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Bush Stone Curlew Monitoring (Lincoln NP & Coffin Bay NP)
Abstract: Surveys began in 2000 to assess Bush Stone-curlew (BSc) numbers in areas around southern Eyre Peninsula. These surveys are used to assess the success of predator control programs in Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks, using the BSc as an indicator species, focussing on changes in distribution and abundance of the population. Although a population estimate is unavailable, numbers of individuals detected have risen since surveying began, indicating that the baiting program may be positively influencing curlew numbers. Surveys are conducted using call-playback to incite a response from any individuals in the area. A spotlight is used to aid identification. Surveys are conducted quarterly (spring, summer autumn & winter) in Lincoln NP: Seven sites at Memory Cove and six sites in the Donnington region including Cape Donnington Lighthouse, Donnington Cottage, Engine Point, Stamford Hill, Surfleet Road and Surfleet Campground, as well as annually at Coffin Bay, Port Lincoln township and the Sleaford farming area. The last survey was conducted in October 2005 and five calls (suspected three individuals) were detected from three sites in the Donnington area (Stamford Hill, Surfleet Road and Campground) and one in the Memory Cove Wilderness Area near West Point. An opportunistic observation in November 2005 has added to distributional data: three individuals were seen near the Myoporum Flat Camping Area in Lincoln National Park.
 
Start Date: 01/01/2000      End Date: 31/12/2005
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Surveys began in 2000 to assess Bush Stone-curlew (BSc) numbers in areas around southern Eyre Peninsula. These surveys are used to assess the success of predator control programs in Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks, using the BSc as an indicator species, focussing on changes in distribution and abundance of the population. Although a population estimate is unavailable, numbers of individuals detected have risen since surveying began, indicating that the baiting program may be positively influencing curlew numbers. Surveys are conducted using call-playback to incite a response from any individuals in the area. A spotlight is used to aid identification. Surveys are conducted quarterly (spring, summer autumn & winter) in Lincoln NP: Seven sites at Memory Cove and six sites in the Donnington region including Cape Donnington Lighthouse, Donnington Cottage, Engine Point, Stamford Hill, Surfleet Road and Surfleet Campground, as well as annually at Coffin Bay, Port Lincoln township and the Sleaford farming area. The last survey was conducted in October 2005 and five calls (suspected three individuals) were detected from three sites in the Donnington area (Stamford Hill, Surfleet Road and Campground) and one in the Memory Cove Wilderness Area near West Point. An opportunistic observation in November 2005 has added to distributional data: three individuals were seen near the Myoporum Flat Camping Area in Lincoln National Park. References: Stringer, R. (2004). Bush Stone-curlew Report, August 2004. Department for Environment and Heritage, Port Lincoln. Peeters, P. (2003). Bush Stone-curlew Report For WCF Projects 3160, 3172 and 3157. December 2003. Department for Environment and Heritage, West Region, Port Lincoln. Bush Stone-curlew Ark on Eyre Information Sheet, DEH website: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/biodiversity/arkoneyre/pdfs/sheet_11.pdf
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology 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:West) - Pt Lincoln Office - Regional Ecologist