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Raw Light-Level Geolocator Data from Golden-Winged Warblers Breeding at Three Sites in North America

Golden-Winged Warbler

21 raw light-level data files (.lig) from geolocators (Biotrak, Wareham, UK; model ML6240, 2-min light-sampling regime) deployed on 20 individual Golden-winged Warblers from three breeding locations in North America. These data were collected to provide information on the migration routes and timing, and nonbreeding locations of individuals from these populations to inform conservation and management strategies. These data are being released following the publication of these findings.

The .lig files are comma separated time stamped ASCII data files where each time-stamped record is on a separate line. The header line of each file contains a three-variable string. Its meaning is unclear. The header lines are removed before data analysis. The .lig files can be opened by any text editors. The original data analysis is read into R using a package called "BAStag". The descriptions (e.g. CM05) next to the files represent the individual Golden-winged Warbler from which the data are collected.

Dataset Info

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Kramer, Gunnar R.
Streby, Henry M.
Peterson, Sean M.
Lehman, Justin A.
Buehler, David A.
Wood, Petra B.
McNeil, Darin J.
Larkin, Jeffrey L.
Andersen, David E.
Product Type
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Tennessee, USA; Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota, USA; Delaware Forest, Pennsylvania, USA
Temporal Coverage
University of Minnesota
Contact Name
Kramer, Gunnar R.
Contact Email
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Preferred Dataset Citation
Kramer, Gunnar R; Streby, Henry M; Peterson, Sean M; Lehman, Justin A; Buehler, David A; Wood, Petra B; McNeil, Darin J; Larkin, Jeffrey L; Andersen, David E. (2016). Raw Light-Level Geolocator Data from Golden-Winged Warblers Breeding at Three Sites in North America. Retrieved from the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, http://doi.org/10.13020/D6R59C.
Primary Article

Peterson, S., Streby, H., Kramer, G., Lehman, J., Buehler, D., & Andersen, D. (2015). Geolocators on Golden-winged Warblers do not affect migratory ecology. The Condor, 117(2), 256-261.

Related Article

Streby, H., McAllister, T., Peterson, S., Kramer, G., Lehman, J., & Andersen, D. (2015). Minimizing marker mass and handling time when attaching radio-transmitters and geolocators to small songbirds. The Condor, 117(2), 249-255.

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Funding Source(s)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
National Science Foundation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
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Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Plant and animal
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
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