Important Bird Areas - California Audubon [ds485]

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Tags
biota, environment, California, Bird, Important Bird Area, Bird Area, Audubon


Summary

Bird conservation efforts throughout California by Audubon California.

Description

The objective of this project was to digitally map the boundaries of Audubon California's Important Bird Areas (IBA). Existing Important Bird Areas identify critical terrestrial and inland water habitats for avifauna, in particular, habitat that supports rare, threatened or endangered birds and/or exceptionally large congregations of shorebirds and/or waterfowl. The digitization of Important Bird Areas represents an important first step in conservation planning of these critical habitats using GIS. As of October 2007, a draft layer of all 148 Important Bird Areas in California was completed. Currently, a review is in progress with Audubon Chapters and local experts, with a final version completed by Nov. 1, 2008. The final map and data will be released to the public in November, 2008.

Credits

Audubon California, December 2008

Use limitations

Please contact Audubon California for use in analysis or publications.

Extent

West -124.416265 East -114.273500
North 42.094349 South 32.534596

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource biota, environment


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords California

Theme keywords Bird, Important Bird Area, Bird Area, Audubon

Theme keywords biota, environment

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0485_20140402
Publication date 2008-12-01


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Audubon California
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Status completed
Spatial representation type * vector


Supplemental information
For IBA site summaries, please go to the following website: http://ca.audubon.org/iba/iba_sites.shtml For criteria utilized to designate sites as Important Bird Areas in California, go to: http://ca.audubon.org/iba/iba_criteria.shtml For a searchable database by species, habitat, land use, etc., go to http://iba.audubon.org/iba/siteSearch.do
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Audubon California, December 2008
ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0485_20140402
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Beginning date 2008-12-01
Ending date 2014-03-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -124.416265
* East longitude -114.273500
* North latitude 42.094349
* South latitude 32.534596
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13849955.237400
* East longitude -12720867.885000
* South latitude 3833691.002200
* North latitude 5175122.924600
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Andrea Jones
Organization's name Audubon California
Contact's position Director, Important Bird Areas Program
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (805) 772-1995
Fax (805) 772-1995

Address
Type both
Delivery point 601 Embarcadero, Suite 14
City Morro Bay
Administrative area CA
Postal code 93405
Country US
e-mail address ajones@audubon.org



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency annually


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use
Please contact Audubon California for use in analysis or publications.

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0485_20140402
* Object type composite
* Object count 254



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0485_20140402
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 254
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing TRUE



Data Quality

Lineage

Process step
When the process occurred 2014-03-26
Description
Restructured attribute table to show the most pertinent information at the beginning.


Process contact
Individual's name Sophie King
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact's role processor


Contact information




Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name Merge_1
Date 2007-10-2508:32:49
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Merge
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name Merge_3
Date 2007-10-2517:11:24
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Merge
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name FeatureClassToFeatureClass_1
Date 2008-02-2616:12:41
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:40:07
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:57:05
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:58:09
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:58:19
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:58:37
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:58:58
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:59:35
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:59:44
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:59:49
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2612:59:54
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:00:07
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:00:14
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:00:37
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:01:01
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:01:06
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:01:25
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:09:46
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:10:46
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:19:29
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:20:19
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:20:59
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:21:36
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:22:11
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:25:27
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:26:25
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:26:55
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:27:24
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:28:33
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:28:42
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:28:53
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:29:05
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:29:34
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:42:30
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:42:56
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:45:55
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:47:28
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:53:55
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:54:04
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:54:11
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:54:49
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:54:53
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:55:00
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:55:57
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-08-2613:57:42
Tool location C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CalculateField
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-04-0217:51:52
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2014-04-0218:08:00
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/400_499/ds485.zip

Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov

Fields

Details for object DS0485_20140402
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 254
Definition
Important Bird Areas - California Audubon [ds485]


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field IBA_Code
* Alias IBA_Code
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Number assigned to each Important Bird Areas, from 1 to 145 alphabetically.


Field IBA_Name_Subregion
* Alias IBA_Name_Subregion
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
For Important Bird Areas with multiple polygons, this field names the subarea, such as a lake or mountain.


Field Region
* Alias Region
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Region of California, as defined in IBA book - 8 regions total


Field Audubon_Conservation_Status
* Alias Audubon_Conservation_Status
* Data type String
* Width 100
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Audubon California Important Bird Areas conservation status. High Priority Important Bird Areas are those sites considered highest priority for conservation actions based on analysis of biological value, threats, and conservation opportunities. Those labeled as "Slated for Conservation Action" will receive conservation work by Audubon California and/or Audubon chapters over next 5 years.


Field IBA_Status
* Alias IBA_Status
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Level of significance for an Important Bird Area.
List of values
Value Global


Value Continental


Value State




Field ShareTheShore
* Alias ShareTheShore
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Share our Shores program sites managed by Audubon California and Audubon chapters.


Field CoastalRestoration
* Alias CoastalRestoration
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Coastal restoration sites managed by Audubon California.


Field P_Criteria
* Alias P_Criteria
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Criteria for Important Bird Areas designation; P=>10% of CA/1% global population of one of more sensitive taxa.


Field L_Criteria
* Alias L_Criteria
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Criteria for Important Bird Areas designation; L=>9 sensitive species.


Field S_Criteria
* Alias S_Criteria
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Criteria for Important Bird Areas designation; S=>10,000 possible in 1-day count.


Field W_Criteria
* Alias W_Criteria
* Data type String
* Width 10
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Criteria for Important Bird Areas designation; W=>5,000 waterfowl in 1-day count.


Field Accuracy_Map
* Alias Accuracy_Map
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Scale of 1-3 based on confidence in accuracy of polygon boundaries.
List of values
Value 1
Description Low accuracy, location found but text description inadequate - map needs refinement, better description of boundaries; usually site not well known, remote, or covering vast area.


Value 2
Description Moderate accuracy, map boundaries moderately accurate based on description in book but may need additional local review for at least some of the boundary.


Value 3
Description High accuracy, boundaries usually based on discrete areas such as NWR boundary, DOD property, well defined water body, islands, etc. or received considerable local expert review.




Field Scale
* Alias Scale
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Map Scale. Generally urban areas were mapped at 1:10,000; most areas were mapped at 1:24,000. Some large areas mapped at 1:100,000. No areas were mapped at less than 1:6,000.


Field IBA_Name_Book
* Alias IBA_Name_Book
* Data type String
* Width 75
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Important Bird Areas name exactly as it appears in the Important Bird Areas book.


Field IBA_Name_Working
* Alias IBA_Name_Working
* Data type String
* Width 75
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Alternate Important Bird Areas name, usually associated with a name change particularly where new areas have been added since book publication.


Field Chapter
* Alias Chapter
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Name of Audubon chapter in the Important Bird Area region.


Field Chapter_URL
* Alias Chapter_URL
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Web address for Audubon chapter associated with an Important Bird Area.


Field URL_Site_Summary
* Alias URL_Site_Summary
* Data type String
* Width 200
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Web address of Important Bird Areas summary site description.


Field URL_ebird2
* Alias URL_ebird2
* Data type String
* Width 300
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Web address for eBird summary page associated with an Important Bird Area.


Field Hectares
* Alias Hectares
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Size of Important Bird Areas polygon in hectares (ha).


Field Acres
* Alias Acres
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Size of Important Bird Areas polygon in US acres (ac).


Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






References

Aggregate Information
Association type cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Title Digitized Maps of Important Bird Areas of California - Version 1.0 November 2008




Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-0218:07:48
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2815:37:43


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2815:37:43


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Andrea Jones
Organization's name Audubon California
Contact's position Director, Important Bird Areas Program
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice (805) 772-1995
Fax (805) 772-1995

Address
e-mail address ajones@audubon.org



Thumbnail and Enclosures

Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc