CBS02 Nests of Grasshopper Sparrows on Konza Prairie

Summary

Short name: 

CBS02

Abstract: 

This data set contains data describing Grasshopper Sparrow nests. These nests were primarily found by rope dragging but also on surveys (see RI Survey Data Set), flushing birds during other activities, and via behavioral observations. We described nest contents and monitored nest fate via visits every 2-3 day and by placing an iButton placed in the center of the nest flush with the bottom of the nest cup and comparing temperature traces to a second iButton placed outside of the nest to determine the timing of nest failure and other metrics of incubation/brooding behavior. We compiled counts of partial egg loss, partial brood loss, and estimated causes of nest failure, comparing the timing of these events with KNZ-collected meteorological data to determine the temporal association between rainstorms and nest abandonment.

Published on EDI/LTER Data Portal

Citation Suggestion: 

Boyle, A. . 2019. CBS02 Nests of Grasshopper Sparrows on Konza Prairie . Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/a769edd37be5af1c9c83998c6210341b.

Data set ID: 

112

EML revision ID: 

2

Data sources: 

Variables: 

DataCode
  • Label:
  • Definition: Dataset Code
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RecType
  • Label:
  • Definition: Record Type
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
NestAutoID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique identification
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
NestID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique name for nest with the pattern watershed-observer-number
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
NestOrientation
  • Label:
  • Definition: Bearing toward nest cup opening
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
Watershed
  • Label:
  • Definition: Watershed where nest was found (KNZ codes)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DateFound
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of first nest check
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
FemaleBands
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique 4 color leg-band pattern
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
MaleBands
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique 4 color leg-band pattern
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Observer
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique code for technicians
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
MethodFound
  • Label:
  • Definition: How nest was found
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
StageFound
  • Label:
  • Definition: Stage of nest when discovered
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
iButtons
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if iButtons placed
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DateiButtonsP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date iButtons were placed
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeiButtonsP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Time iButtons were placed
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DateiButtonsR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date iButtons were retrieved
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeiButtonsR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Time iButtons were retrieved
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
EggsMeasured
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if eggs were measured
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
EggMeasureID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique identifier for each egg measured
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EggMeasureDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date eggs measured
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
EggLength
  • Label:
  • Definition: Length of egg by calipers
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EggWidth
  • Label:
  • Definition: Width of egg by calipers
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
EggMass
  • Label:
  • Definition: Mass of egg in tared weight boat on scale
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: gram
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
NestlingsMeasured
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if nestlings measured
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
NestlingMeasureDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date when nestlings were measured, blank if not applicable
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
MaxNGRSP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum number of grasshopper sparrows observed in clutch
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TotalClutchSize
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total number of eggs in nest
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
NCowbirds
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of cowbird nestlings in nest
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
BroodSize
  • Label:
  • Definition: Total number of nestlings
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = data not measured
NFledge
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of GRSP nestlings fledged
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = data not measured
NCowbirdsFledge
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of BHCO nestlings fledged
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DateHatch
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of first egg hatched
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
HatchDayInferred
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if hatch day is inferred
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Date1stEgg
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of first egg layed
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
1stEggDayInferred
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if egg data estimated
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
1stEggDateUncertain
  • Label:
  • Definition: Level of uncertainty for 1st egg date: No of days +/- in estimate of first egg layed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DateFledgeFail
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date of last nest check
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values: None specified
InferredFateField
  • Label:
  • Definition: Fate of nest deduced in field
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
InferredFateLab
  • Label:
  • Definition: Fate of nest deduced after reviewing iButton data in the lab
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ComDateVerified
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if nest fate can be verified by iButton data
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
iButtonComDate
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest completion date as indicated by iButton data
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
iButtonComTime
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest completion time as indicated by iButton data
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
PartialEggLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if some eggs disappear without reason and without complete nest failure
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DateCBEggLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check date before partial egg loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeCBEggLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check time before partial egg loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DateCAEggLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check date after partial egg loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeCAEggLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check time after partial egg loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
PartialBroodLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if some nestlings disappear without reason and without complete nest failure
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DateCBBroodLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check date before partial brood loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeCBBroodLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check time before partial brood loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
DateCABroodLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check date after partial brood loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY-MM-DD
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
TimeABroodLoss
  • Label:
  • Definition: Nest check time after partial brood loss
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: hh:mm:ss
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
FailTimeStorm
  • Label:
  • Definition: Time between nest failure and nearest previous storm time
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: number
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • blank = Missing or Not Measured
StormSevere
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if most recent storm before nest failure was severe (>=11.65 mm per rain event)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
EggLossStorm
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if partial egg loss was during a storm
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BroodLossStorm
  • Label:
  • Definition: TRUE if partial brood loss was during a storm
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionRegion
  • Label:
  • Definition: UTM zone
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Easting (latitude)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PositionY
  • Label:
  • Definition: Northing (longitude)
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
NestFateDes
  • Label:
  • Definition: Brief description of nest fate
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
OtherNotes
  • Label:
  • Definition: Other pertinent details about nest
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Categories
Dates

Date Range: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Friday, December 29, 2017

Publication Date: 

Friday, November 29, 2019
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: