Data from Retreat, detour, or advance? Understanding the movements of birds confronting the Gulf of Mexico.

  • T. J. Zenzal (Creator)
  • Michael Patrick Ward (Creator)
  • Rob Diehl (Creator)
  • Jeffrey Buler (Creator)
  • Jaclyn Smolinsky (Creator)
  • Jill Deppe (Creator)
  • Rachel Bolus (Creator)
  • Antonio Celis-Murillo (Creator)
  • Frank Moore (Creator)

Dataset

Description

Dataset associated with Zenzal et al. Oikos submission: Retreat, detour, or advance? Understanding the movements of birds confronting the Gulf of Mexico. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.07834

Four CSV files were used for analysis and are related to the following subsections under the “Statistics” heading in the “Materials and Methods” section of the journal article:
1. Departing the Edge = “AIC Analysis.csv”
2. Comparing Retreating to Advancing = “Advance and Retreat Analysis.csv” and “Wind Data at Departure.csv”
3. Food Abundance = “Fruit Data.csv” and “Arthropod Data.csv”

<b>Description of variables:</b>

Year: the year in which data were collected.

Departure: the direction in which an individual departed the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. “North” indicates an individual that departed ≥315° or <45°; “Circum” indicates an individual that departed east (45 – 134°) or west ( 225 – 314°); “Trans” indicates an individual that departed south (135 – 224°).

Age: the age of an individual at capture. Individuals were aged as hatch year (HY) or after hatch year (AHY) according to Pyle (1997; see related article for full citation).

Fat: the fat score of an individual at capture. Individuals were scored on a 6-point scale ranging from 0-5 following Helms and Drury (1960; see related article for full citation).

Species: the standardized four letter alphabetic code used as an abbreviation for English common names of North American Birds. SWTH: Catharus ustulatus; REVI: Vireo olivaceus; INBU: Passerina cyanea; WOTH: Hylocichla mustelina; RTHU: Archilochus colubris.

FTM_SD: stopover duration or number of days between first capture and departure from automated radio telemetry system coverage at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

TMB_SD: stopover duration or number of days between first and last detection from automated radio telemetry systems north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA.

Mean speed north (km/hr): the northbound travel speed of individuals retreating from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge by determining the time when the signal strength indicated the bird was directly east or west of the automated telemetry system and dividing the amount of time it took for an individual to move in an assumed straight path between the Refuge systems and those north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA.

Mean speed south (km/hr): the southbound travel speed of individuals advancing from north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA by determining the time when the signal strength indicated the bird was directly east or west of the automated telemetry system and dividing the amount of time it took for an individual to move in an assumed straight path between the Refuge systems and those north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA.

LN_FTM_DEP_TIME: the natural log of departure time from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Departure time is defined as the number of hours before or after civil twilight.

LN_TMB_DEP_TIME: the natural log of departure time from north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA. Departure time is defined as the number of hours before or after civil twilight.

Paired_FTM_DEP_TIME: the departure time or number of hours before or after civil twilight from Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.


Paired_TMB_DEP_TIME: the departure time or number of hours before or after civil twilight from north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA.

Wind Direction: the direction from which the wind originated at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on nights when individuals were departing. “N” indicates winds from the north (≥315° or <45°); “E” indicates winds from the east (45 – 134°); “W” indicates winds from the west ( 225 – 314°); “S” indicates winds from the south (135 – 224°).

Wind Speed (m/s): the wind speed on nights when individuals were departing the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Group: the direction the bird was traveling under specific wind conditions. Northbound individuals traveled north from Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Southbound individuals traveled south from habitats north of Mobile Bay, AL, USA.

Fruit: weekly mean number of ripe fruit per meter.

Site: the site from which the data were collected. FTM is located within the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. TMB is located within the Jacinto Port Wildlife Management Area.

DOY: number indicating day of year (i.e., 1 January = 001….31 December = 365).

Arthropod Biomass: estimated mean arthropod biomass from each sampling period.

<b>Note:</b> Empty cells indicate unavailable data where applicable.
Date made availableJan 25 2021
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keywords

  • Gulf of Mexico
  • migratory birds
  • automated telemetry
  • migration

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