Bird Point Counts from Downtown Minneapolis During the 2016 Breeding Season

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Abstract
These data document species richness and abundance of the local breeding bird community in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. I used a conventional point count methodology (Bibby et al. 2000) to sample a total of 16 locations (or transect areas) all with a 50-meter radius. All observation periods took place between 1 June and 5 July 2016. The data can be used to derive species abundance indices and bird density. Furthermore, the data contain elements that permit more sophisticated statistical modeling such as time-depletion (removal) or distance sampling techniques.

Description
The primary spreadsheet (.csv files) contains records of bird detections. The second spreadsheet summarizes sampling efforts. Two zipped shapefiles contain spatial data to describe the 16 point locations and their corresponding transect areas. A PDF file describes the field site and field methodology used for data collection. Complete details are available in the readme text file, including a list and description of all data elements.
Date made available2018
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionJun 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016

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