Point Count Data for Chaa Creek Lodge, Belize 1997-2001

Latest version published by University of Belize Environmental Research Institute on Jul 15, 2019 University of Belize Environmental Research Institute

Point Count data collected at the property of Chaa Creek Lodge by the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation(formerly known as Birds without Borders). Data was collected from November 1997 to July 2001.

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 15,615 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Foundation for Wildlife Conservation; (2019) Point Count Data for Chaa Creek Lodge, Belize 1997-2001. Version 1. Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/manage/resource.do?r=chaacreekpc_1997_2001.

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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 Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3bcdf4d1-4416-431b-8c33-4f28222533b1.  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; Observation; Belize; Birds; Point Count

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:

Reynold Cal
Manager
Foundation for Wildlife Conservation Slim Ln Belmopan Cayo BZ

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
Reynold Cal
Manager
Foundation for Wildlife Conservation Slim Ln Belmopan Cayo BZ

Geographic Coverage

Chaa Creek is an eco-lodge that is privately owned. The eco-lodge is on a 400-acre private nature reserve that is located in the Cayo District. It is situated along the Macal River and consists of mostly secondary forest and open areas. It is buffered by pasture and agriculture lands.

Bounding Coordinates South West [17.102, -89.08], North East [17.109, -89.069]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-11-01 / 1997-12-31
Start Date / End Date 1998-01-05 / 1998-12-03
Start Date / End Date 1999-01-07 / 1999-12-10
Start Date / End Date 2000-01-10 / 2000-12-11
Start Date / End Date 2001-01-08 / 2001-07-15

Project Data

This project aims to compile and analyze several large existing bird dataset of Belize and to disseminate the results to decision-makers and the public. The UB ERI 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 private lands. For this particular dataset, data was collected at Chaa Creek Lodge on its private reserve located in the Cayo District. The field survey was conducted by the Foundation for Wildlife Conservation (formerly known as Birds Without Borders).
Design Description Partners/stakeholders were contacted to assist in contributing digitized and un-digitized bird data toward 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 collection followed the point count method. Point counts were conducted at 100 m intervals along a transect of 800 m to 1000 m. A total of 60 points were established. At each interval/point count, the recorded and observer recorded all species seen and/or heard for 10 minutes. The number of individuals of that species was also recorded along with other information such as the date, start and end time, and weather conditions.

Study Extent Data was collected at Chaa Creek Lodge in Belize from November 1997 to July 2001.
Quality Control The surveys were conducted by field staff who possessed experience with identification of birds. Identification guides were also used to verify identification.

Method step description:

  1. This dataset was collected using the point count methodology along a transect.

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset was developed based on point count data collected at Chaa Creek Lodge. The dataset includes observational data of both migrant and resident species. Having data on birds in Belize will allow information to be generated on abundance, diversity, etc.
Maintenance Description The maintenance frequency is not planned
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=chaacreekpc_1997_2001