Bird tracking - GPS tracking of West…

Occurrence dataset published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

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Summary

Full Title

Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near the Belgium-Netherlands border

Description

Bird tracking - GPS tracking of Western Marsh Harriers breeding near the Belgium-Netherlands border is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 290.000 occurrences (GPS fixes) recorded between 2013 and 2017 by GPS trackers mounted on 6 Western Marsh Harriers breeding near the Belgium-Netherlands border. The trackers are developed by the University of Amsterdam Bird Tracking System (UvA-BiTS, http://www.uva-bits.nl) and allow to study the harriers' habitat use and migration behaviour in great detail. Our bird tracking network is operational since 2013 and is maintained and used by the INBO, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), UvA-BiTS, Ghent University (UGent), and the University of Antwerp (UA). See the dataset metadata for contact information, scope, and methodology. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/inbo/data-publication/tree/master/datasets/bird-tracking-wmh-occurrences>

The following information is not included in the dataset and available upon request: outliers, speed, temperature, barometric pressure, GPS metadata (fix time, number of satellites used, vertical accuracy), and bird weight measured during tagging.

To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.inbo.be/en/norms-for-data-use) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/rbguhj) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to know how you have used or visualized the data, or to provide more information, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata, opendata@inbo.be or https://twitter.com/LifeWatchINBO.>

The bird tracking network used to collect these data is set up and maintained by the INBO and VLIZ as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.

Temporal coverages

Date range: May 16, 2013 - Apr 30, 2017

Formation period: breeding season 2013

Formation period: migration/wintering season 2013-2014

Formation period: breeding season 2014

Formation period: migration/wintering season 2014-2015

Formation period: breeding season 2015

Formation period: migration/wintering season 2015-2016

Formation period: breeding season 2016

Formation period: migration/wintering season 2016-2017

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Anny Anselin
Senior researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Metadata author
Anny Anselin
Senior scientist
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Administrative contact
Anny Anselin
Senior scientist
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

doi:10.15468/rbguhj

Published by

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

Registration Date

May 12, 2017

Served by

INBO IPT

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293,608 Georeferenced data

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Description

The tracked birds were tagged in their breeding range near the Belgium-Netherlands border. It is a polder area… more

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Other Contacts

Originator
Peter Desmet
Data lab coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Kjell Janssens
Field assistant
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Filiep T'Jollyn
Expert assistant
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Luc De Bruyn
Senior scientist
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Francisco Hernandez
Data centre manager
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) Wandelaarkaai 7 8400 Ostend West Flanders Belgium
Originator
Willem Bouten
Chair of Computational Geo-Ecology
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904 1098 XH Amsterdam North Holland Netherlands
Originator
Luc Lens
Director
Terrestrial Ecology Unit (TEREC) Terrestrial Ecology Unit (TEREC) 9000 Ghent East Flanders Belgium
Metadata author
Peter Desmet
Data lab coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Administrative contact
Peter Desmet
Data lab coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset contains tracking data from 6 Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus) breeding near the Belgium-Netherlands border.

KINGDOM
Animalia (animals)
PHYLUM
Chordata
CLASS
Aves (birds)
ORDER
Falconiformes
FAMILY
Accipitridae
GENUS
Circus (harriers)
SPECIES
Circus aeruginosus (Western Marsh Harrier)

References

Bouten W, Baaij EW, Shamoun-Baranes J, Camphuysen KCJ (2013) A flexible GPS tracking system for studying bird behaviour at multiple scales. Journal of Ornithology 154(2): 571-580. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-012-0908-1
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-012-0908-1