BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 744          Total No. of Sites: 50
Survey/Project Name: Threatened Mallee bird surveys Bookmark
Abstract: The project (2010-2011) aimed at identifiying key areas or hotspots for threatened mallee bird species within the Bookmark mallee region. The surveys focused on Striated Grass-wrens and Red-Lored Whistlers as historic records and fire histroy indicated that these species were limited in habitat but were highly susceptible to fire. Callplayback were used as necessary to detect the species within an area. Once surveys were completed targetting key sites of known suitable habitat, survey results along with recent historical data would be used to outline key significant hot spot areas to become priority protection sites for these species.
 
Start Date: 01/02/2010      End Date: 01/02/2011
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: Bookmark Mallee, including Calperum , Dangalli, Gluepot and Taylorville
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: The project aimed at identifiying key areas or hotspots for threatened mallee bird species within the Bookmark mallee region. The surveys focused on Striated Grass-wrens and Red-Lored Whistlers as historic records and fire histroy indicated that these species were limited in habitat but were highly susceptable to fire. Once surveys were completed targetting key sites of known suitable habitat, survey results along with recent historical data would be used to outline key significant hot spot areas to become priority protection sites for these species.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: Surveys were carried out based on sites of historical records and known and located potential habitat for both species. Call playback was utilised as necessary for a maximum of three minutes, to detect the species within any one area. Records were then GPS'd and habitat characteristics recorded.

Data Distribution Rules: Sensitive Dataset: Data supplied to approved clients via DEWBioDataRequests@sa.gov.au
Project Basis: Fauna : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Murraylands)