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Title

Threatened migratory shorebird habitat mapping

Alternative title(s)

Shorebird habitat mapping

Abstract

Important feeding habitats and roosting sites for seven species of migratory shorebirds (waders) were plotted on GIS software using air photos as templates. The species are Sanderling, Great Knot, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit and Terek Sandpiper. Data for this process was obtained from a variety of sources to provide numbers of birds recorded at each of the sites. The habitat mapping was done from first hand experience in the field by the author and/or from local ornithologists with particular skills in shorebird identification and local knowledge of habitats used by shorebirds. The accuracy of the data plotted will not always match the topography, such as shoals, sand spits or shorelines because these are constantly changing (and the air photos used are now 20 years old). As far as it is known, this is the most precise shorebird mapping available for this larger area.

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Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

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Description:

Data quality statement for Threatened migratory shorebird habitat mapping

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Shorebird habitat mapping: May2006

Name: Shorebird habitat mapping: May2006

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Unique resource identifier

Code

3c9cd5b4-34b2-4f6f-9d28-3ebd1953be7c

Presentation form

Map digital

Edition

06/08/1990

Dataset language

English

Metadata standard

Name

ISO 19115

Edition

2016

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/3c9cd5b4-34b2-4f6f-9d28-3ebd1953be7c

Purpose

Species conservation and management

Status

Completed

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Geometric Object Type

complex

Geometric Object Count

13

Spatial reference system

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Spatial resolution

10 m

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

ECOLOGY-Habitat

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

150.105071

East bounding longitude

153.609951

North bounding latitude

-36.218461

South bounding latitude

-28.168623

NSW Place Name

NSW Coast

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

2006-05-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

Unknown

Contact info

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

All existing data on shorebird distribution (foraging and roosting records) held by bird groups, specialists and The Atlas of NSW Wildlife (now Bionet) were reviewed and updated where information was available and checked for inaccuracies. Data was also updated where required as a result of changes to estuarine habitats through the use of aerial photography. Where necessary face to face meetings were arranged with relevant people to obtain input from other shorebirdspecialists, failing this communication was by phone or email. Digitised air photos provided by DEC were used to map all known shorebird foraging habitat and roost sites along the NSW coast, noting habitat utilised by threatened migratory shorebirds, specifically Sanderling, Great Knot, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit and Terek Sandpiper.

This spatial data layer was created by a consultant with limited skill in GIS. As a result the polygons required tidying up.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Limitations on public access

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Full postal address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2022-06-02T01:20:28.801079

Metadata language