Point Count Data for Payne's Creek National Park, Belize 2008-2013

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 a protected area in southern Belize, Paynes Creek National Park, using the point count methodology. Data collected from November 2008 to April 2013.

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 2,782 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Toledo Institute for Development and Environment; (2019) Point Count Data for Payne's Creek National Park, Belize 2008-2013. Version 1. Toledo Institute for Development and Environment. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/manage/resource.do?r=pnp_2008_2013

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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: a573707e-0b86-44c4-b567-70a6ed029c94.  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:

Mario Muschamp
Terrestrial Manager
Toledo Institute for Development and Environment Southern Hwy, Hopeville Punta Gorda Toledo BZ +501-722-2274

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
Mario Muschamp
Terrestrial Manager
Toledo Institute for Development and Environment Southern Hwy, Hopeville Punta Gorda Toledo BZ +501-722-2274

Geographic Coverage

Payne's Creek National Park (PCNP) is a protected area in the south-eastern part of Belize that is co-managed by the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment and the Belize Forest Department. PCNP covers 37,680 acres and protects multiple habitat types such as saline, brackish and freshwater; mangroves; broadleaf forest; and savannah.

Bounding Coordinates South West [16.282, -88.686], North East [16.39, -88.548]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2008-11-30 / 2008-12-29
Start Date / End Date 2009-01-29 / 2009-11-27
Start Date / End Date 2010-01-29 / 2010-11-06
Start Date / End Date 2011-01-25 / 2011-12-27
Start Date / End Date 2012-01-27 / 2012-12-29
Start Date / End Date 2013-01-30 / 2013-04-26

Project Data

This project aims to compile and analyze several large existing datasets 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 (FD), 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 the Payne's Creek National Park which is a protected area located in the southern part of Belize and is co-managed by Toledo Institute for Development and Environment.
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 collected used the point count method. Point counts were conducted at 200 m intervals along a 1 km transect. At each interval/point count, the recorder and observer recorded all bird species that were seen and/or heard within a 10 minute time frame. The number of individuals of that species was also recorded along with other data such as weather conditions, start time, end time and the date.

Study Extent Data was collected at Payne's Creek National Park in Belize from November 2008 to April 2013.
Quality Control The surveys were conducted by field staff who possess experience in identifying birds in the field. Identification guides were also used as references to properly identify the birds seen.

Method step description:

  1. The dataset was collected using the most commonly used point count methodology.

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset was developed based on point count data collected by the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment. The dataset includes observational data of both resident and migrant 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=pnp_2008_2013