Waterbird census (Admin)

From Biolovision Help
Jump to navigation Jump to search

WATERBIRD

2023-05-09 WBC Admin Menu.png

Waterbird census protocol. Administration menu.



  9 Waterbird census



WATERBIRD Preparation and data


2023-05-09 WBC admin, prep and data.png

Waterbird census protocol. Preparation and data.



Identical section to the one available to registered users with rights to the Waterbird Census Protocol. It allows printing maps and entering observations. See wiki section Web interface > Protocols > Waterbird protocol > Preparation and data for more information.

WATERBIRD Sites


CREATE A NEW SITE:



Admin WBC Sites.png

Waterbird census. Sites.



List of all existing sites allowing a Waterbird census.

Visit wiki section Administration > Protocol management > Sites for more information.

WATERBIRD User/Site


WBC User Site.png

Waterbird census. User/Site



From the Waterbird census menu, select User / Site to assign users to study sites.

Visit wiki section Administration > Protocol management > User/Site for more information.


WATERBIRD Settings


Waterbird census. Settings.



Set protocol parameters.

Visit wiki section Administration > Protocol management > Settings for details.

Parameters describing the protocol

Expand the table below to see all posible parameters and options available for the Waterbird census protocol. Use arrows on headers to alternate between ascending and descending alphabetical order.

Waterbird census protocol. Parameters.
Name Description Options
Comment Allows user to enter a comment if necessary. empty field
Important changes Allows indicating if there have been major changes since last visit. empty field
Additional observer Space to indicate if the observer has been accompanied by someone whose observations were also recorded. empty field
Ice Indicates the percentage of water surface that is frozen. no ice

0 - 10 %
10 - 50 %
50 - 90 %
90 - 100 %
100 %

Unknown
Snow coverage Indicates the proportion of snow cover. no snow

partly covered
completely covered

Unknown
Count type User should choose one the options. roost count
during day
Count method The user indicates how they conducted the survey. Only one option is possible. at ground

on airplane
on ship
other

unknown
Optical equipment The user should indicate the equipment used for the survey. Only one option is possible. None

Telescope
Binoculars

Unknown
Coverage Serves to indicate how much of the designated polygon is covered in the survey. Partly

Complete

Unknown
Water level Indicates the water level. Dry / Empty

Low
Normal
High

Unknown
Visibility Approximate distance within which it is possible to identify species. 0-100 m

100-300 m
300-1000 m
≥ 1000 m

Unknown
Waves Provides information about the waves. None

Small
Moderate
With crests

Unknown
Conditions in general The user estimates how are surveying conditions overall regarding weather and disturbances, and indicate on next section the reason if surveying conditions are not good. Good / Normal

Moderate
Bad / heavily influenced

Unknown
Reason(s) for moderate / bad conditions If general conditions indicated above were not good, clicking the yellow field the user opens an expandable menu and chooses the reason. Only one option is possible. Fog

Rain
Wind
Hunting
Fishing
Sport
Mixed (weather)
Mixed (human)

Others
Count payed The user can indicate if the count is payed for or not. Yes
No
Number of persons on shore The user can type the number of persons on shore. empty field
Number of rowing boats The user can type the number of rowing boats. empty field
Number of motor boats The user can type the number of motor boats. empty field
Number of sailing boats The user can type the number of sailing boats. empty field
Number of canoes/kayaks The user can type the number of canoes/kayaks. empty field
Number of fishing boats The user can type the number of fishing boats. empty field
Number of sports divers The user can type the number of sports divers. empty field
Number of surfers The user can type the number of surfers. empty field
Important changes since last count? The user can indicate if there has been any major change since their previous count, for example, some disturbance like noise or construction. empty field
Record the trace By checking a cell, the user can have their track recorded. empty field
Hide all records from the public By checking the cell, the user hides all observations from the public. The observer an protocol administrators will always see them. empty field
No species were seen Allows the user to indicate if despite visiting the site and following the guidelines, there were no records. empty field
Number of stand up paddlers The user can type the number of stand up paddlers. empty field



WATERBIRD Check data


2023-03-30 WBC check data.png

Waterbird census. Check data.



From the Waterbird census menu, select Check data to visualise a summary of survey data.

2023-03-30 WBC check data general.png

Waterbird census protocol. Check data.



1. Graphs

Scroll down to see all graphs:

Number of census: number of census per year from 2012 to present.
Census duration: total number of hours of survey per year, from 2010 to present.
Average census time: average number of minutes per survey.


2. Site / Observer

Select a site and/or an observer from the expandable menu. Type the name, or part of it, if nedeed to reduce the list of options. If only a site is observed, you will see surveys from all observers; if only an observer is selected, you will see all sites the observer has access to. See image below as an example of its results.

2023-03-30 WBC check data site-observer.png

Waterbird census protocol. Check data by selecting site and/or observer.



Place pointer on any coloured square to display date of survey and number of species recorded. Click on any date to display a list of species recorded on a new window.

3. Period / Site

Select a count period and a region from the expandable menu to see surveys at the selected period and site. See image Waterbird census protocol. Check data by selecting site and/or observer as an example of results.

4. Sites without data

Select a count period and a region from the expandable menu. A list will show all sites without data for the selected period and observers assigned to each of the listed sites. Click on any observer's name to access their personal card. Check the e-mail cell (image below, A) to send a message to the observer/s at the site; or check check all on top (image below, B) to send a general message to all observers at all sites.

2023-03-30 WBC send mail empty census.png

Waterbird census protocol. E-mail observers of empty census.



A message template is shown below the list, along with the email addresses receiving this message (see image below). Change recepients y selecting a new study site from the list above. Send it as it is or type a message on the designated area to personilse it. When done, click SEND THE REQUESTS to send the message.

2023-03-30 WBC emails.png

Waterbird census protocol. Sending emails about empty sites.



5. Type message to personalise email.
6. Message recipients.


WATERBIRD Report


2023-03-30 WBC Report.png

Waterbird census. Report.



From the Waterbird census menu, select Report to visualise pooled results from surveys.

2023-03-27 WBC report, filters.png

Waterbird census protocol. Filtering results.



1. Filter dates

Select the starting and ending date using the expandable calendar on the right.

2. Temporal aggregation

Select aggregating criteria from the expandable menu on the right. Options are:

Day: Shows results per day. This is the default option.
Pentad: Shows results in groups of five days.
Week: Shows results per week.
Decade: Shows results in groups of ten days.
Month: Shows results per month.
Year: Shows results per year.


3. Spatial aggregation
Select spatial aggregating criteria from the expandable menu on the right. Options are:
Country: Results are grouped per area covered by the local portal. If the portal only covers part of the country, only this part is considered; if the local portal covers the whole country, all the country is considered.
Kanton: Kantons are country-specific administrative defined areas. Their official name differs from country to country: Kreis, province, commarca, county, and so on.
Municipality: Municipality, like kanton, is an area administratively defined and country specific.
Supersite: A supersite is a place that includes many other localities, and can only be used if it was previously created.
Place: A place is a group of Localities (see below) linked toghether within the protocol. It is either represented on the map by a yellow dot or hidden. For example, in STOC EPS census, one may have different point counts in a square. Each of the points represents a Locality, but the square with all the points is a Place. Do the search accordingly. Note sometimes Place and Locality are the same. For example, in the Common breeding bird survey, a Locality represents a transect, and there is only one transect per square.
Locality: A Locality is the exact location a survey takes place. It may represent a point, a transect or a polygon, depending on the study, and it is represented on the map as a dot.


4. Visualisation
SHOW: See results on screen, or
EXPORT: Download results on an excel file.


2023-04-03 WBC report results.png

Waterbird census protocol. Report results.



2. Temporal aggregation: Results aggregated by time. In this example, per week. Weeks with no data, remain empty. Use the horizontal bar at the bottom to scroll through all results.
3. Spatial aggregation: Results aggregated by place. In this example, by locality. All study sites at the selected locality appear separately. Use the vertical bar on the right to scroll through all results.
5. List of species: List of species registered at each site.


WATERBIRD Map


2023-03-30 WBC Map main menu.png

Waterbird census. Map.



Select the site and see details as explained in wiki section Web interface > Protocols > Waterbird census protocol > Map.

Functions in section 4 are different from those of non-administrators.

2023-05-17 WBC Map links.png

Waterbird census protocol.
Links for administrators.



Links for the polygon

Place the pointer on icons to see the meaning of each of them.

Add observations: Add further observations to this site or any other as described in wiki section Web interface > Protocols > Preparation and data > Add observations.


All site data: See all records associated to the site. From this screen (see image below) you can access other data as in the Search engine tool.


2023-03-29 WBC map add observations.png

Waterbird census protocol. Adding observations to a polygon.



List of records to be checked: See all records associated to the site needing verification.


Links for the square

Place the pointer on icons to see the meaning of each of them.

Modify the protocol: Modify the protocol as described in wiki section Web > Protocols > Preparation and data > Modify the protocol.


All site data: See all records associated to the site. From this screen (see image Waterbird census protocol. Adding observations to a polygon) you can access other data as in the Search engine tool.


List of records to be checked: See all records associated to the site needing verification.


Data visualisation: See all protocols associated to this site as in Web interface > Protocols > Waterbird protocol Browse observations.


Results: See results as described in wiki section Web interface > Protocols > Preparation and data > Results.


[Top to Waterbird census]
[Back to Protocols management]