BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 660          Total No. of Sites: 12
Survey/Project Name: ADELAIDE CITY PARKLANDS BIRD TRANSECTS (1974-2007) Bob Whatmough
Abstract: A monthly bird count survey has been conducted in The Adelaide City Parklands including the Torrens Valley since 1974. This area was divided into six divisions namely: North, South, East, West, River and Valley. Monthly bird counts for each of the 6 transects have been conducted from August 1974 to January 2007 (and are continuing). Counts were conducted by walking all 6 transects over a two day period (usually chosen in the first two weeks of the calendar month). There was no time constraint on the length of a visit, but the time spent in each transect was usually between 80 and 120 minutes. The time of day varied from visit to visit, most visits being made in the afternoon and not at the most favourable times for detecting birds. For all species sighted (or positively identified from calls) within the Park Land division, the minimum number of individuals was estimated and recorded along with any other information considered worthy of note. REFERENCES: Whatmough, R. J. (1976) Birds of the River Torrens -Final report. SAOA (photocopied Report on BioDataStore-hardcopy). Whatmough, R, J., Graham, A. and Wallace-Ward, D. (2008) Bird Counts for the City of Adelaide Park Lands. DEH (Electronic Copy in BioDataStore). It summarises methodology and presents population trends for each species.
 
Start Date: 01/01/1960      End Date: 01/09/2013
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: Adelaide City Parklands - EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH, RIVER, VALLEY.
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Monthly bird counts for each of the 6 transects have been conducted from August 1974 to January 2007. Counts were conducted by walking all 6 transects over a two day period (usually chosen in the first two weeks of the calendar month). There was no time constraint on the length of a visit, but the time spent in each transect was usually between 80 and 120 minutes. The time of day varied from visit to visit, most visits being made in the afternoon and not at the most favourable times for detecting birds. For all species sighted (or positively identified from calls) within the Park Land division, the minimum number of individuals was estimated and recorded along with any other information considered worthy of note.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Misc)