Migratory shorebirds (sandpipers and plovers) in Hokkaido

Latest version published by National Institute of Genetics, ROIS on Sep 9, 2016 National Institute of Genetics, ROIS

Hokkaido is one of the important stopover points for migratory shorebirds such as sandpipers and plovers. Epidemic research on West Nile virus and haematozoa infections in migratory shorebirds was conducted between 2006 and 2010 in marshes and lakes in Hokkaido. Shorebirds were captured using mist nets and released once samples were collected. This data set provides 282 occurrence data of 35 avian species.

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 282 records.

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National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (2014) Migratory shorebirds in Hokkaido. 282 records, Contributed by Onuma M, Saito K, and Totsu K, Online:http://www.gbif.jp/ipt/archive.do?r=nies_hbirds, under CC-BY-NC 4.0, released on 13/11/2014.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Institute of Genetics, ROIS. 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: 3a849dbd-e36a-480e-81b5-47953428038b.  National Institute of Genetics, ROIS publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Japan.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; Migratory shorebird; Stopover points; Mist nets

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Manabu Onuma
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2 Onogawa 305-8506 Tsukuba Ibaraki JP +81298502498

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Manabu Onuma
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2 Onogawa 305-8506 Tsukuba Ibaraki JP +81298502498

Who filled in the metadata:

Manabu Onuma
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2 Onogawa 305-8506 Tsukuba Ibaraki JP +81298502498

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Manabu Onuma
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2 Onogawa 305-8506 Tsukuba Ibaraki JP +81298502498
Originator
Keisuke Saito
President
Institute for Raptor Biomedicine Japan 2-2101 Hokuto 084-0922 Kushiro Hokkaido JP +81154563465
Programmer
Kumiko Totsu
Specialist (Database engineer)
National Institute for Environmental Studies 16-2 Onogawa 305-8506 Tsukuba Ibaraki JP +81298502894

Geographic Coverage

Lake Komuke, Lake Utonai, Shunkunitai, Kushiro-shitsugen, Shirahama Akkeshi-cho, Cape Erimo in Hokkaido, Japan.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.924, 141.694], North East [44.289, 145.467]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2006-08-01 / 2010-09-11

Project Data

No Description available

Title Investigation on the route of transmission and infectious risk of West Nile Virus and blood parasites by migratory birds
Funding Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Takashi Kuwana

Sampling Methods

Shorebirds were captured using mist nets with authorization from Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The nets were set at night to make them nearly invisible. To ensure the safety for captured birds, the nets were checked every 30 minutes to 2 hours according to weather conditions and temperatures as well as tidal variations. Birds were released as soon as samples were collected. Dates that we opened mist nets were recorded as captured dates. The data set includes two individuals of Scolopax rusticola, which were a dead bird found in Cape Erimo and a weakened bird found in Shirahama Akkeshi-cho.

Study Extent Shorebirds were captured in marshes and lakes in Hokkaido during summer and autumn from 2006 to 2010. Mist nets were set at Lake Komuke, Shunkunitai, Kushiro-shitsugen, and Lake Utonai. Two individuals of Scolopax rusticola from Cape Erimo and Shirahama Akkeshi-cho were also included in the data set.
Quality Control Georeferencing instructions and recommmendations by Chapman and Wieczorek (2006) were used to estimate uncertainties of geographical coordinates.

Method step description:

  1. Individual records consisted of 1,737 banded and 37 non-banded birds were organized into species occurrence data using a MySQL database. Same species captured in the same locality at the same event date/period (1 to 3 days) were added up as "individualCount". The individuals banded and recaptured on the same event date/period were counted as 1. Geographic coordinates and uncertainties were calculated using gazetteers such as Google Maps and the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Map following procedures described in Chapman and Wieczorek (2006). A centroid of a polygon calculated with ArcGIS 10 was used as geographic coordinates for Lake Komuke and Lake Utonai, since polygon data for lakes were available at the National Land Numerical Information download service (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan).

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Chapman A.D. and Wieczorek J. (Eds) (2006) Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Copenhagen, 90 pp.
  2. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan (2005) National Land Numerical Information Lakes Data, Online:http://nlftp.mlit.go.jp/ksj-e/gml/datalist/KsjTmplt-W09.html, accessed on 16/04/2014.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 3a849dbd-e36a-480e-81b5-47953428038b
http://www.gbif.jp/ipt/resource?r=nies_hbirds