BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 662          Total No. of Sites: 3
Survey/Project Name: RIVER TORRENS BIRD TRANSECTS (1975-2007) Bob Whatmough
Abstract: A quarterly bird count survey has been conducted along the urban section of the Torrens River since March 1975. This area was divided into three divisions namely: Upstream from Athelstone to Stepney; Downstream from Thebarton to West Beach; and Outlet from West Beach to Sea. Quarterly bird counts for each of the 3 transects have been conducted from March 1975 to 2008. Counts were conducted by walking all 3 transects over a two day period. 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) along the reach of river the minimum number of individuals was estimated and recorded along with any other information considered worthy of note.
Start Date: 01/01/1975      End Date: 01/01/2014
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Presence and absence method
Fauna : Distribution - Vegetation/Fauna species (ie ad-hoc opportunistic species records - not usually re-visited) NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Misc)