Bird Banding Data for Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, Belize 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, Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, in northern Belize using the Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal (MoSI-Monitoring Overwintering Survival) protocol developed by the Institute of Bird Populations (IBP). Data was collected from February 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 79 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Belize Environmental Research Institute (2019) Bird Banding Data for Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve, Belize 2018. Version 1. University of Belize Environmental Research Institute and Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=fcfr_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: a7c6ec70-665e-4898-86d5-76d43ab9fa69.  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; Birds; Banding; Belize; Observation; Birds; Banding; Belize; 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
Heron Moreno
Executive Director
Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative Sarteneja Road Corozal Corozal BZ 501-660-1807

Geographic Coverage

Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve (FCFR) is a protected area in the north-eastern part of the Corozal District with a small portion in the Orange Walk District and is co-managed by the Belize Forest Department and non-governmental organization, Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative. FCFR is comprised of seasonal broadleaf tropical forest and calcareous soils and the study area is particularly characterized by secondary growth forest and overgrown agricultural lands. Since much of the forest in FCFR has been degraded, CSFI has planted hardwood trees such as Mahogany.

Bounding Coordinates South West [18.055, -88.373], North East [18.082, -88.341]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2018-02-20 / 2018-03-22

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 relevant policies and regulations for the sustainable management of Belize's natural resources and the Belize Audubon Society (BAS), a non-governmental Organization who 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 Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve which is a protected area located in the North-Eastern part of Belize that is co-managed by CSFI. The data was collected by UB-ERI and CSFI.
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. Since Freshwater Creek Forest reserve is a rather small area, 12 mist-nets were set up covering approximately 7 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 a total of six. Birds caught in the nets are safely extracted and taken back to a processing station where they are identified to species level and data on fat, age, sex, weight etc. are collected. All resident and migrant songbirds captured in the nets are banded except for hummingbirds.

Study Extent Data was collected at Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve from February 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. This data set was collected using the MoSI protocol.

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset was developed based on MoSI banding data collected at Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve 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=fcfr_2018