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Cactus Wren Invertebrate Diet Derived from Sequencing of Nestling Fecal Samples in San Diego County, California

This dataset contains the invertebrates (identified to Order and Family) present in Cactus Wren nestling fecal samples and found using DNA sequencing (metabarcoding) methods. Nestling fecal samples were collected from one or more handled nestlings per territory collected between April and July of 2015 through 2019 in San Diego, California. The steps to process these data are detailed in the Data Q

Rasters representing Greater Sage-grouse space use, habitat selection, and survival to inform habitat management

We expanded developed methodology to incorporate habitat selection and survival during reproductive life stages and specific seasons with updated greater sage-grouse location and known fate datasets. We included brood-rearing areas that are understood to be threatened and important for population persistence. We combined predictive habitat map surfaces for each life stage and season with updated i

Egg Membrane Thickness in 13 Waterbird Species

Eggshells of 13 waterbird species were divided in half longitudinally and the outer eggshell membrane was removed from one of the halves. Eggshell thickness was measured for both eggshell halves, both with and without the outer eggshell membrane. The eggshell membrane thickness was calculated by taking the difference between the two thickness measurements.

Tracking Data for Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

These location data were collected from a free-ranging species of diving duck, the Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis), using the Argos Satellite Telemetry System with platform transmitter terminals (PTTs) that were surgically implanted in ducks. Ducks were marked at two breeding areas: Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA at the northern extent of their distribution (66.51000 degrees N,

Captures and Trapping Effort for Deer Mice (Peromyscus sonoriensis) at Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA from 2021 to 2022

These data represent trapping effort and captures of deer mice at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. Deer mice were captured and marked with ear tags to allow identification of individuals. The location of captures can be used in a spatially explicit capture recapture model to estimate density of mice and how mouse density varies by site and habitat type.

Maternal Transfer of Mercury to Northern Elephant Seal Pups

We used free-ranging northern elephant seals as a model species to investigate maternal transfer of mercury (Hg) to pups in relation to maternal traits, including maternal blood mercury concentrations, and to quantify the links between pup lanugo mercury concentrations and maternal mesopelagic foraging behavior during gestation. We satellite tracked known-age adult females at sea during their seve

Eggshell Thickness in 5 Songbird Species

Eggshell thickness was measured at the egg equator and sharp pole for 5 songbird species. Each egg has thickness measurements at two locations on the egg and the corresponding egg length, egg width, egg volume, relative incubation age, egg identification, and nest identification. These data support the following publication: Schacter, C.R., Peterson, S.H., Hartman, C.A., Herzog, M.P., and Ackerma

Dead Tree Detection Validation Data from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Most of these data were collected in order to create a database of tree locations for use in calibrating remote sensing tools and products, particularly dead tree detection tools and canopy species maps. Data include tree locations, species identification, and status (live, dead, and, if dead, sometimes includes information on foliage and twig retention). They are a collection of different samplin

Carbon, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Stable Isotopes from Primary Producers, Invertebrates, and Fish at the Nisqually River Delta, Washington from 2011, 2012, and 2015

This dataset consists of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur stable isotope data from primary producers, invertebrates, and fish from the Nisqually River Delta, Washington from 2011, 2012, and 2015. Data were collected to determine food web structure in different habitat zones within the entire river delta. Data collection for primary producers and invertebrates were led by U.S. Geological Survey, while

Northwestern Pond Turtle Survey Data in Northern California Forest Streams, 2021-2022

These data are from joint visual encounter and environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys conducted for northwestern pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) in streams on privately-owned timberlands in northern California.

Morphogroups of Biocrusts Following Seasons of Grazing Near Boise, Idaho

The data were collected at Morley Nelson, Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) where known grazing regimes, including the season of grazing, have been in practice for the last 30 years. Surveyed plots were placed to account for intensity of grazing and to avoid confounding disturbances. Data were collected on the morphogroups of biological soil crusts (biocrusts) found within the NCA, an

Distribution and Breeding Status of Least Bell's Vireo along the San Diego and Tijuana Rivers in San Diego County, California (2023)

The spatial data results of USGS surveys for Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus, LBVI) along the Tijuana River and San Diego River in 2023 to determine abundance and distribution of vireos to facilitate population trend analyses and collect information on dispersal and site fidelity of banded vireos as part of long-term demographic studies at multiple sites.