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Point count data of Birds of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest (2017)

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Mar 15, 2019 National Museums of Kenya

This is a record of bird species recorded in Arabuko – Sokoke Forest. The data was collected using point count method of data collection for a number of days from 18 – 24 June 2017. Point count data in birds is mostly used for estimating population sizes and for detecting changes in population sizes of birds. At times this method is used to determine species diversity and prepare checklists. This data is also made up of a small list of owl species recorded in the forest specifically in Cyanometra Forest of the Arabuko – Sokoke Forest.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 86 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    86
  • Occurrence 
    2228

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 86 records in English (35 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (13 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mulwa R, Kioko O, Ogada N, Juma F, Kirao L, Njoroge P (2018): Point count data of Birds of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest (2017). v1.4. National Museums of Kenya. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=asf_pointcounts_ogada&v=1.4

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. 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: dc67ba75-6a7c-44ef-83f7-81bce6a7aef1.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

point count; sampling event; National Museums of Kenya; ornithology section archives

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ronald Mulwa
Senior Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Onesmus Kioko
Research Technician
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Nelly Ogada
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Frank Juma
Research Intern
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Lennox Kirao
Project Manager
A Rocha Kenya Beach Road, Plot 28, Watamu 383 - 80202 Malindi Coast KE
Peter Njoroge
Head - Ornithology Section
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ronald Mulwa
Senior Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Ronald Mulwa
Senior Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 - 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

Processor
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Publisher
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road 40658 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

Bird species recorded in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-3.502, 39.795], North East [-3.2, 40.004]

Taxonomic Coverage

Various bird species.

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-06-18 / 2017-06-24

Project Data

The purpose of this project is to digitalize all data of both flora and fauna recorded in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and adjacent surroundings making the data easily accessible to conservationists and researchers. By being the largest and least disturbed coastal forest in East Africa, the forest is home to a number of endemic and rare bird species.

Title Prioritizing conservation management in an East African forest landscape
Identifier BID-AF2017-0274-NAC
Funding The final formatting and digitisation of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest data was funded by the European Union through the Biodiversity Information for Development project of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility https://bid.gbif.org/en/calls/africa-2017/national-grants/
Study Area Description Arabuko-Sokoke Forest lies within co-ordinates 030 20’ S and 390 50’E. The forest is made up of three distinct habitat types namely. Cynometra Forest, Brachystegia Woodland and Mixed Forest. Cyanometra forest is dominated by Cynometra webberi and Manilkara sulcata tree species. The brachystegia woodland is dominated by Brachystegia spiciformis while in the mixed forest the common tree species are Afzelia quanzensis (formerly dominant), Hymenaea verrucosa, Combretum schumannii and Manilkara sansibarensis and the cycad Encephalartos hildebrandtii. These distinct habitats vary depending on the soil type and rainfall patterns. A number of seasonal wetlands are found in the forest including the Arabuko Swamp.
Design Description The data was collected using point count data collection method. The data was collected for five days from 0600 hours to 1000hours. Data on the owls was collected for one night at the Cyanometra Forest for a period of two hours from 1900 hours to 2100hours. The list consist of species recorded within the boundaries of the forest and the adjacent environs. The species were approved before being added to this list. The data was then aligned to the Darwin Core Standards before publishing through the IPT at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Nelly Ogada

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers dc67ba75-6a7c-44ef-83f7-81bce6a7aef1
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=asf_pointcounts_ogada