SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # bird001
dataset or series of data Breeding bird surveys at SERC
keywords bird, breeding territories, survey, Maryland
originator Lynch, J., continued by P. Marra
file format Excel spreadsheet, hardcopy maps of census observations
platform Mac floppy disk, paper
study site locale upland forest, SERC, Edgewater, Maryland
beg. date (yyyymmdd) 198306
ongoing? no
end date (yyyymmdd) 199507
meas. freq. 5 - 11 times per summer
site size 15 ha
# of stations 10 census lanes
west long. -76.55
east long. -76.55
north lat. 38.87
south lat. 38.87
parameters species, # territories: 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995
current sharing status by request
current advertising status public web site
abstract The locations of all birds seen or heard during a census were marked on a map. Censuses were conducted along 10 lanes, 50 m apart through a 15 ha section of mature upland forest that was dominated by Quercus, Fagus, and Liriodendron. The censuses were conducted mainly in the morning hours between 0600 and 1100 during June and July of 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1995.
additional documentation / reference article The file census2.xls on the floppy disk contains a summary of the number of breeding territories of each species that were present each summer. The maps from the censuses indicate the precise location of the territories and some information on their behavior during the observation.

Last Updated on 12/28/00
By Michelle Berger