BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 644          Total No. of Sites: 26
Survey/Project Name: Pelican Monitoring (Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth)
Abstract: The study area includes the Pelican Islands, in the Coorong National Park (CNP) between Woods Well and Salt Creek in South Australia. Historically, pelicans are known to have bred on six islands consisting mainly of residual limestone in the form of rocky spits, caps and escarpments. The height of the islands above high water level varies from <1ft for the southernmost island, to over 20ft for the largest. Vegetation consists of salt tolerant species of annuals and small perennials, although introduced African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) is notable. The main purpose of monitoring Australian Pelicans is to gain an understanding of population size and breeding ecology. This project is currently being managed by the District Senior Ranger-Ecologist. The survey started in 2006 and is ongoing.
 
Start Date: 27/09/2006      End Date: 01/01/2020
Survey Type: Other
   
Study Area Description: Pelican Islands, in the Coorong National Park (CNP) between Woods Well and Salt Creek in South Australia.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Broad date range entered - needs to be corrected
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

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:South East)
Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Misc) - CLLMM Group