MMS CDAS Seabird Colonies
Minerals Management Service (MMS)
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Hyrenbach, D. 2013. MMS CDAS Seabird Colonies. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/271) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
This catalog of seabird colonies along the west coast of the United States during the year 1980, was compiled by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and distributed as part of the Computerized Database Analysis System (CDAS) version 2.1 CD. This CD was prepared by Glenn Ford and Janet Casey from the Ecological Consulting Inc. (Portland, Oregon), and published in March 2001. The identity and number of seabirds breeding at each site, identified by a unique name and 6-digit code, is listed using two record types: presence/absence (P) and population abundance (A). Because these are annual counts, they are tagged with a unique time/date stamp of noon, July 1, 1980.
[2020-10-01] The following invalid species names were corrected according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Caspian Tern: Sterna caspia (176924)) => Hydroprogne caspia (176935)
Elegant Tern: Sterna elegans (176925) => Thalasseus elegans (176931)
Sterna antillarum browni (202254) => Sternula antillarum browni (825084)
Pitman, R.L., J. Hodder, M.R. Graybill, and D.H. Varoujean. 1979. Catalog of Oregon seabird colonies. Report for U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Sowls, A.L., A.R. DeGange, J.W. Nelson, and G.S. Lester. 1980. Catalog of California seabird colonies. Report for U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Speich, S.M. and T.R. Wahl. 1986. Catalog of Washington seabird colonies. Report for U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||32.56 - 48.39|
|Longitude||-124.76 - -117.11|
|Coord. prec.||5 decimal digits|
|Data type||Habitat survey|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (All)|
|Also available from||iOBIS|
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