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Incidental and long-distance bird observations in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California

These data document observations of birds in canyons throughout three mountain ranges in the western Great Basin (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, Nevada and Mono County, California): the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada. A small number of observations were made in the valleys adjacent to these mountain ranges. Data were collected from 2012 through 2015. These data complement those in Fleishman 2015 (https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0031), which included detections of breeding birds during fixed-radius point counts within 100 meters of the observer. The data in this data publication allow more-complete documentation of the composition and distribution of the local and regional avifauna than would be possible with the fixed-radius point-count data alone. Some birds documented in these data were detected during fixed-radius point counts but were outside the radius of the sample point (e.g., > 100 meters from the observer) or flying over the point rather than apparently using resources within the point. Others were detected opportunistically while traveling to sampling locations. The records also include juveniles, which are not included in published analyses. Data include species detected, date of detection, and, in most cases, method of detection and either coordinates or an approximate location.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-119.608264 38.630361, -118.627489 38.630361, -118.627489 38.058122, -119.608264 38.058122))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Nevada: Sweetwater Mountains, Wassuk Range (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties); California: east slope of the Sierra Nevada (Mono County)
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014
Contact Name
Fleishman, Erica
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedTue, 08/11/2020 - 01:15

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U.S. Forest Service