Marine Ornithological Records around New Zealand from the OSNZ

Kevin Mackay, NIWA

Dataset credit

OBIS and SWP OBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kevin Mackay NIWA N/A
Secondary contact Notornis The Ornithological Society of New Zealand N/A

Citation

Notornis (2018): Marine Ornithological Records around New Zealand from the OSNZ. v1. The Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=vagrantnzbirds&v=1.0
Mackay, K. 2020. Marine Ornithological Records around New Zealand from the OSNZ. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152404) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/38bf88fd-48e5-47a3-b508-f9aa06d3104d)

Abstract

This dataset contains observation records of marine birds as published online in the Notornis journal. Notornis is the Ornithological Society of New Zealand's quarterly scientific journal. This peer-reviewed journal has been publishing ornithological research relevant to New Zealand and the South Pacific since 1943 (originally as New Zealand Bird Notes).
Records are mainly of unusual bird reports received to the OSNZ Records Appraisal Committee (RAC) and reports of bird surveys around islands offshore of New Zealand and in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/38bf88fd-48e5-47a3-b508-f9aa06d3104d
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=vagrantnzbirds

References

Notornis (2018): Marine Ornithological Records around New Zealand from the OSNZ. v1. The Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=vagrantnzbirds&v=1.0

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152404
Seabirds268
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total268
Date, Begin1890-01-01
Date, End2014-12-12
Temporal prec.100000
Latitude-53.40 - 49.67
Longitude-178.92 - 178.89
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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