4. GPS tracks of ground search effort for nesting Red-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) and White-tailed Tropicbird (P. lepturus) surveys at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kauaʻi, in 2019
During 8-11 April, 13-18 May, and 1-7 July 2019, we censused Red-tailed (Phaethon rubricauda) and White-tailed (P. lepturus) tropicbird nests in Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (KPNWR), Kauaʻi, by searching all foot-accessible areas and by searching all cliffs and islets with spotting scopes from remote vantage points. We censused over the course of three visits to account for prolonged and asynchronous nesting. For ground searching, we used previous nest census results, recommendations from the previous Refuge biologist, and our knowledge of tropicbird nesting habitat, to focus searches in areas where nesting was likely: along cliff edges and steep slopes, particularly at the base of ironwood trees (Casuarina...
The shapefiles depict the 2D HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling domains used for the simulations described in the associated publication. Model domains were delineated in the HEC-RAS geometry editor to encompass river-valley bottoms and adjacent hillslopes of four river reaches of contrasting contributing area and morphology: Seneca Creek at Dawsonville, MD; Patapsco River at Woodstock, MD; Patuxent River at Unity, MD; and Little Gunpowder Falls at Laurel Brook, MD.
Shapefile created by USGS. This is a channel polygon coverage digitized from aerial photography at the top of the high bank. The low-altitude aerial orthophotos were provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers and were acquired 11/1/2012 to 11/21/2012 under leaves off and relatively low-water conditions. Notably, these conditions post-date 2011 flooding and channel changes. The features digitized correspond to the interpreted high bank, or bankfull conditions. Types of channel polygons were also discriminated: main channel, side channel chutes, islands, backwaters, and irregular off-channel aquatic features.
Pallid sturgeon seasonal habitat selection in a large free-flowing river, the lower Mississippi River, 2009-2015-Data
The data was collected at two lower Mississippi River sites and consists of year round pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus capture attributes (including habitat type at capture location) from 116 telemetry-tagged fish and habitat area estimation for the sites.