Collections

List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Birds

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
ABBBS Bird Banding records from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Heard Island.

The Australian Government under the auspices of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) manages the collation of information on threatened and migratory bird and bat species. The information provided spans from 1953 to the present, and contains over 2 million records. This set comprises records of banding and recovery in the Australian Antarctic territory. Records are also included if the bird was respectively recoverered or banded outside this region.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [bird_banding] Date activated - October 2008
ABBBS

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Statistics
Taxa: 21
Records:13,628
SCAR-MarBIN:13,461
Extents
Latitude: - 69.4 to - 12.1
Longitude: -108.7 to 175.2
Years: 1954 to 2008
ARGOS Tracking

ARGOS Tracking devices called PTTs are attached to several species of birds, seals and whales. Locations include Heard and Macquarie islands, Auster and Taylor rookery, Berchervaise island and islands in the Antarctic peninsula.

Taxa - Birds, Penguins, Seals, Whales,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [argos_tracking] Date activated - November 2005
AADC

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Statistics
Taxa: 19
Records:366,689
SCAR-MarBIN:360,669
Extents
Latitude: - 77.4 to - 22.5
Longitude: -180.0 to 191.0
Years: 1990 to 2011
Bird observations from South African BIOMASS voyages, Mawson and Prydz Bay region, 1984 and 1985

South Africa conducted 2 voyages for the BIOMASS (Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks) program in the vicinity of Pyrdz Bay. This complements bird data collected from the Australian voyages ADBEX2 and SIBEX2.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,

BIOMASS group and collated by British Antarctic Survey

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Statistics
Taxa: 17
Records: 1,173
SCAR-MarBIN: 1,171
Extents
Latitude: - 66.8 to - 44.9
Longitude: 48.0 to 144.2
Years: 1984 to 1985
Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea

The snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) is the most common bird of the Bunger Hills, with an estimated population of 1000 breeding pairs in colonies of up to 50 pairs dispersed widely throughout the southern Bunger Hills at altitudes between 25 and 155 m above sea level. About 70% of nests are located in cavities and cracks in bedrock on hills and ridges, while 30% breed under or between large boulders. Nest sites are chosen to be protected from snow accumulation and strong winds

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [BH_2000_snpe] Date activated - Dec 2008
John Gibson

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 140
SCAR-MarBIN: 140
Extents
Latitude: - 66.3 to - 66.2
Longitude: 100.5 to 101.0
Years: 2000 to 2000
Duck sightings per month, Macquarie Island

Logged records of black duck and mallard including hybrids at Macquarie Island, February 1963 - January 1985 (data from ANARE and Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service files).

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [ducks] Date activated - Jan 2008
AADC

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Statistics
Taxa: 2
Records: 160
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 54.5 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.9 to 158.9
Years: 1963 to 1985
Heard Island Shag Phalacrocorax nivalis census, Heard Island 1992

Weekly counts of juveniles, adults and nests of the colony through winter at Stephenson Roost, a site on a moraine of the Stephenson Glacier.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [shag_hi] Date activated - Nov 2008
Ken Green

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 91
SCAR-MarBIN: 91
Extents
Latitude: - 53.1 to - 53.1
Longitude: 73.7 to 73.7
Years: 1992 to 1993
Inventory of Antarctic seabird breeding sites

This dataset is a census of penguin and other bird species colony counts from 1900 in the Antarctic region.

Taxa - Birds, Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [iasb] Date activated - October 2006
Dr Eric Woehler

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Statistics
Taxa: 13
Records: 2,883
SCAR-MarBIN: 2,818
Extents
Latitude: - 80.7 to 76.5
Longitude: -165.4 to 179.9
Years: 1900 to 2000
King Penguin census data, Gadget Gully, Macquarie Island (1993-2008)

Ground counts of King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicuseggs, chicks, fledglings and adults at Gadget Gully on Macquarie Island (1993-2008 incomplete). Counts were obtained in the field by observers at Gadget gully. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when blubber oil fuelled house lamps, the king penguin population at Macquarie Island was reduced from two very large (perhaps hundreds of thousands of birds) colonies to about 3000 birds. One colony, located on the isthmus when the island was discovered in 1810, was extinct by 1894 and it took about 100 years for king penguins to re-establish a viable breeding population there. Here we document this recovery. The first eggs laid at Gadget Gully on the isthmus were recorded in late February 1995 but in subsequent years egg laying took place earlier between November and February (this temporal discontinuity is a consequence of king penguin breeding behaviour). The first chick was hatched in April 1995 but the first fledging was not raised until the following breeding season in October 1996. The colony increased on average 66% per annum in the five years between 1995 and 2000. King penguins appear resilient to catastrophic population reductions, and as the island's population increases, it is likely that other previously abandoned breeding sites will be reoccupied.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [king_gadget_census] Date activated - May 2009
John van den Hoff

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 607
SCAR-MarBIN: 607
Extents
Latitude: - 54.5 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.9 to 158.9
Years: 1993 to 2008
Nest census, Windmill Islands 2002/03

Census of Windmill Islands nesting sites for snow petrels, wilson storm petrels, cape petrel and skuas and 3 adelie penguin sites.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [nest_census_windmill_0203] Date activated - Feb 2009
Eric Woehler, Frederique Olivier and Drew Lee

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Statistics
Taxa: 7
Records: 5,056
SCAR-MarBIN: 5,056
Extents
Latitude: - 66.5 to - 66.2
Longitude: 110.4 to 110.7
Years: 2002 to 2003
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean

Seabird observations from ships either performing marine science work or taking personnel and cargo to various Antarctic stations. Incidental observations of whales and seals are also noted. This set also contains data from the BIOMASS cruises in the 1980's.

Taxa - Birds, Seals, Whales,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [seabirds] Date activated - November 2003
Dr Eric Woehler

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Statistics
Taxa: 126
Records:150,899
SCAR-MarBIN:133,057
Extents
Latitude: - 69.9 to 38.3
Longitude: -174.9 to 173.7
Years: 1977 to 2006
Snow Petrel census, Reeve Hill, Windmill Island, East Antarctica (1984-2003)

The data set comprises records of snow petrel activity for up to 109 nests clearly marked on the colony of Reeve Hill (near Casey station) between 1984 and 2003.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [snpe_census] Date activated - August, 2009
Federique Olivier, Eric Woehler and Jan van Franeker

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 7,139
SCAR-MarBIN: 6,697
Extents
Latitude: - 66.3 to - 66.3
Longitude: 110.5 to 110.5
Years: 1984 to 2003
Snow Petrel nest census, Mawson region 2004/05

Very little information is known about the distribution and abundance of Snow petrels at the regional and local scales. This dataset contains locations of Snow petrel nests, mapped in the Mawson region during 2004-2005 season. Location of nests were recorded with handheld Trimble Geoexplorer GPS receivers, differentially corrected and stored as an Arcview point shapefile (ESRI software). Descriptive information relating to each bird nest was recorded and a detailed description of data fields is provided in description of the shapefile (word document). A text file also provide the attribute information (formatted for input into R statistical software).

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [nest_census_mawson_0405] Date activated -
Frederique Olivier

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Statistics
Taxa: 2
Records: 5,588
SCAR-MarBIN: 5,588
Extents
Latitude: - 67.9 to - 67.5
Longitude: 62.5 to 63.1
Years: 2004 to 2005
Southern Giant Petrel census data within the Australian Antarctic Territory

Historic field reports and other primary literature were re-examined and intrepreted into a consistent format for an analysis of the Southern Giant Petrel Macronetes giganteus census data within the Australian Antarctic Territory. Population data has been forwarded to Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) for their species assessments.

Taxa - Birds,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [sgp_census] Date activated - May 2009
Barbara Wienecke

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 121
SCAR-MarBIN: 121
Extents
Latitude: - 68.6 to - 66.2
Longitude: 62.5 to 110.2
Years: 1956 to 2007
Total records:    554,174
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:    529,476