• Virginia ESI: BIRDS (Bird Polygons)

    This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, pelagic birds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns in Virginia. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird nesting, wintering, migratory staging, and other spatial/temporal concentration areas. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Virginia. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the NESTS (Nest Points) data layer, part of the larger Virginia ESI database, for additional bird information.

    Data and Resources

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NOS ORR

    Additional Info

    Field Value
    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Apr 19, 2017
    Reference Date(s) 2005-12 (publication)
    Responsible Party (); Office of Response and Restoration (Point of Contact, Custodian)
    Contact Email orr.esi@noaa.gov
    Access Constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data. | Distribution Liability: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition."]
    Bbox East Long -75.125
    Bbox North Lat 38.875
    Bbox South Lat 36.5
    Bbox West Long -77.5
    Contact Name Project Lead, ESI
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
    Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40593
    Harvest Object Id 2e6c8971-006e-40c2-a578-f5d131090899
    Harvest Source Id 037b22b8-8280-420d-b2d9-76f88eb378e7
    Harvest Source Title NOS ORR
    Metadata Language eng
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-77.5, 36.5], [-75.125, 36.5], [-75.125, 38.875], [-77.5, 38.875], [-77.5, 36.5]]]}
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1991
    Temporal Extent End 2004

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