Bird Banding Data for Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize 2017-2018

Latest version published by University of Belize Environmental Research Institute on Jan 31, 2019 University of Belize Environmental Research Institute

Bird banding data collected at a protected area in Southern Belize, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, using the Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal (MoSI-Monitoring Overwintering Survival) protocol developed by the Institute of Bird Populations (IBP). Data was collected from November 2017 to March 2018.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 236 records.

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University of Belize Environmental Research Institute (2019) Bird Banding Data for Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize 2017-2018. Version 1. University of Belize Environment Research Institute and Belize Audubon Society. Dataset/Occurrence. http://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=cbws_bird_banding_data_2017-2018

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Belize Environmental Research Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b235404a-29bf-4aed-b6aa-62b7dc05b70d.  University of Belize Environmental Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Belize; Birds; Banding; Observation; Belize; Birds; Banding; MoSI

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Abidas Ash
Avian Biologist
University of Belize Environmental Research institute Price Center Road Belmopan Cayo BZ 501-822-2701

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Abidas Ash
Avian Biologist
University of Belize Environmental Research institute Price Center Road Belmopan Cayo BZ 501-822-2701

Who filled in the metadata:

Abidas Ash
Avian Biologist
University of Belize Environmental Research institute Price Center Road Belmopan Cayo BZ 501-822-2701
Ivanna Waight-Cho
Monitoring Officer
University of Belize Environmental Research institute Price Center Road Belmopan Cayo BZ 501-822-2701

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Abidas Ash
Avian Biologist
University of Belize Environmental Research Institute Price Center Road Belmopan Cayo BZ 501-822-2701
User
Dominique Lizama
Conservation Programme Director
Belize Audubon Society 16 Taiwan Street Belize Belize BZ 501-223-5004

Geographic Coverage

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS) is a protected area in the south-central part of Belize co-managed by the Belize Forest Department and a Non-Governmental Organization, Belize Audubon Society. CBWS is comprised of a tropical moist forest with warm temperatures and high rainfall. Elevation extremes are 50 m (160 ft) above sea level in the lower reaches to 1,160 m (3,810 ft) atop Victoria Peak, the second highest elevation in Belize. CBWS is also recognized internationally as the world's first Jaguar reserve.

Bounding Coordinates South West [16.758, -88.508], North East [16.802, -88.456]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-11-12 / 2018-03-16

Project Data

This project aims to compile and analyze several large existing bird datasets of Belize. The University of Belize Environmental Research Institute will coordinate the mobilization of Belize's existing un-compiled bird data through eBird and the GBIF network. This will be done in collaboration with two main partners: the Forest Department, the regulatory agency responsible for enforcing policies and regulations for sustainable management of its natural resources and Belize Audubon Society (BAS), a non-governmental organization that co-manages seven protected areas in Belize.

Title Improving Natural Resources Management in Belize through Mobilization of Biodiversity Data
Identifier BID-CA2016-0011-NAC
Funding This project was made possible through the GBIF BID programme.
Study Area Description Data for this project was collected at several locations in Belize including protected areas and privately owned area. For this particular dataset, data was collected at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is a protected area located in the southern part of the country that is co-managed by BAS. The data was collected by UB ERI and BAS.
Design Description Partners/stakeholders were contacted to assist in contributing digitized and un-digitized bird data towards this project. Data Sharing Agreements were signed between the UB ERI and partners before data was utilized and submitted.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Elma Kay

Sampling Methods

The data was collected following the MoSI protocol in which 16 mist-nets are set up at a station covering approximately 9 hectares. The station is operated for three days per month from November to March. Mist-nets are opened at sunrise and are checked every half hour for six hours. Birds caught in the nets are safely extracted and taken back to a processing station where they are identified to the species level and data is collected on fat, age, sex, weight etc. All resident and migrant songbirds captured in the nets are banded except for hummingbirds.

Study Extent Data was collected at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize from November 2017 to March 2018.
Quality Control The station is operated by experienced and certified bird banders and assistants. Ageing and sexing resources and materials are used to properly age and sex birds and photos are taken for references.

Method step description:

  1. The data set was collected using the MoSI protocol.

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset was developed based on MoSI banding data collected at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary as part of long term bird monitoring in Belize. The dataset includes data on both residents of Belize and migrants. Having data on birds in Belize will allow information to be generated on abundance, distribution, diversity etc.
Maintenance Description The maintenance frequency is not planned.
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=cbws_bird_banding_data_2017-2018