Dataset: birds
Deployment: NH0005

Birds from NEP NCC, R/V New Horizon
Principal Investigator: 
David G. Ainley (H.T. Harvey & Associates)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Cynthia Tynan (Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Seattle, NOAA NWFSC)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)

GLOBEC NEP Northern California Current Bird Data
R/V New Horizon cruises NH0005 and 0007

(1) Please see companion file named 'metabirds', which is supporting data for Bird Observations.

(2) The following documentation is extracted from:
David G. Ainley, Larry B. Spear, Cynthia T. Tynan, John A. Barth, Stephen D. Pierce, R. Glenn Ford and Timothy J. Cowles, 2005. Physical and biological variables affecting seabird distributions during the upwelling season of the northern California Current. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 52, Issues 1-2, January 2005, Pages 123-143

As a part of the GLOBEC-Northeast Pacific project, we investigated variation in the abundance of marine birds in the context of biological and physical habitat conditions in the northern portion of the California Current System (CCS) during cruises during the upwelling season 2000. Continuous surveys of seabirds were conducted simultaneously in June (onset of upwelling) and August (mature phase of upwelling).

(3) Caution. Wind speed and direction may not be corrected for ship motion.

(4) Additional documentation, in the form of references, was provided by Dr. Ainley.

L.B. Spear, N. Nur & D.G. Ainley. 1992. Estimating absolute densities of flying seabirds using analyses of relative movement. Auk 109:385-389.
L.B. Spear & D.G. Ainley. 1997. Flight behaviour of seabirds in relation to wind direction and wing morphology. Ibis 139: 221-233.
L.B. Spear & D.G. Ainley. 1997. Flight speed of seabirds in relation to wind speed and direction. Ibis 139: 234-251.
L.B. Spear, D.G. Ainley, B.D. Hardesty, S.N.G. Howell & S.G. Webb. 2004. Reducing biases affecting at-sea surveys of seabirds: use of multiple observer teams. Marine Ornithology 32: 147-157.


Species Codes
Code Description
AKCA Cassin's Auklet
AKPA Parakeet Auklet
AKRH Rhinoceros Auklet
ALBF Black-footed Albatross
ALLA Laysan Albatross
COBR Brandt's Cormorant
COPE Pelagic Cormorant
FUNO Northern Fulmar
GUCA California Gull
GUGW Glaucous-winged Gull
GUHR Heermann's Gull
GUPI Pigeon Guillemot
GURB Ring-bill Gull
GUSA Sabine's Gull
GUWE Western Gull
JALT Long-tailed Jaeger
JAPA Parasitic Jaeger
JAPO Pomarine Jaeger
LOAR Pacific Loon
LOCO Common Loon
MUCO Common Murre
MUMA Marbled Murrelet
MUXA Xantus' Murrelet
PELB Brown Pelican
PHNO Red-necked Phalarope
PHRE Red Phalarope
SHFF Flesh-footed Shearwater
SHPF Pink-footed Shearwater
SHSO Sooty Shearwater
SKMA South Polar Skua
STFT Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
STLE Leach's Storm-Petrel
TEAR Arctic Tern


Behavior Codes
Code Description
1 Flying directionally
2 Sitting on water
3 Feeding

Any questions about the data, please contact the PIs:
David G. Ainley:
Cyndy Tynan:

updated Sept 08. 2005; gfh

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