- Coordinate with the FWC Shorebird Monitoring Program to report on shorebird population and keep GTM NERR records of shorebird populations.
- beach section, month, year, day, days sampled, count date, start time, end time, human disturbance, Number of humans, number of dogs, activity, species, number of species
- Numerous species of shorebirds are listed as endangered, threatened or species of concern. In the fast developing environment of northeast Florida, GTM NERR beaches provide a relatively undisturbed environment for these shorebirds. Data are collected to provide information about the distribution and relative abundance of beach nesting birds and provide valuable information for developing regional and statewide conservation priorities.
- Data are disseminated through reports, meetings, community working groups, and online
- Regular shorebird surveys are conducted weekly, during low tide and in the morning throughout the year. A volunteer or staff member uses an ATV to traverse 4.1 miles of beach within the northern component of the GTM NERR. Surveys begin at the southern boundary of the GTM NERR beach and end at the northern boundary. Care is taken to avoid disturbing birds. When birds are sighted, the ATV is stopped at a safe distance and species and number are recorded on the Shorebird Data Sheet. This process is continued until reaching the northern border of the beach. The data recorder then returns to the starting point. Species that were not seen on the northern journey may be recorded if seen on the return trip.
- Data Location
- GTM NERR Server, https://public.myfwc.com/crossdoi/shorebirds/ and https://ebird.org/
- Data Format
.xlsx (GTM Server), https://public.myfwc.com/crossdoi/shorebirds/ and https://ebird.org/
Excel, https://public.myfwc.com/crossdoi/shorebirds/ and https://ebird.org/
- RCP Program not part of SEACAR analysis
- Recommended Citation
indicates priority attributes
SWMP Data Specialist
Export Standardized Data
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