Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
AfrOBIS

Dataset credit

iOBIS and AfrOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Michael Brooks

Citation

Brooks, M. 2011. Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150604) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).

Abstract

The South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) administers bird ringing in southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in South Africa and neighbouring countries. All ringing records are curated by SAFRING, which is an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit. Contact is maintained by the SAFRING Project Coordinator with all ringers (banders in North American or Australian terminology). The Bird Ringing Scheme in South Africa was initiated in 1948, so 1998 saw the 50th anniversary of the scheme. During this period over 1.7 million birds of 852 species were ringed. There have been a total of 16 800 ring recoveries since the inception of the scheme. This gives an overall recovery rate for rings in southern Africa of marginally less than 1%, averaged across all species. This probability varies enormously across species. It currently contains 164366 records.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://fred.csir.co.za:8000/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2009-02-09. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 164366) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING).
Data on iOBIS. 2009. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=604. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.iobis.org/. obtained on 2009-02-10.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103150604
Seabirds39,095
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species1
Non spatial0
Non species-90,944
Total39,096
Date, Begin1900-01-01
Date, End2004-12-27
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-71.90 - 63.98
Longitude-63.97 - 73.50
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2011-08-11
Updated2011-10-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also availalbe from None
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