Centennial Parklands Bird Survey
Members of NSW Birding conduct quarterly surveys across a number of sites within Centennial Parklands. The surveys count all birds observed within a twenty minute time frame from specified vantage points. By fixing the time frame and the vantage point, the survey accumulates scientifically sound longitudinal data.
Data have been recorded since 2009.
You may view selected summaries of this data below [ Site abundance (date) ] and configure the tables to show individual or groups of birds and the frequency of observation in the Park or at any one of the survey sites. For those familiar with spreadsheets, the data are displayed in pivot tables. The tables are dynamic (and robust – you won’t damage them) and will resize as you select Year, Month, Survey Site and Species parameters. You can resize the columns if you wish. Some tables have associated graphs, which will automatically update as you alter the parameters.
If you have MS Excel on your PC you may want to use the latest tally.
Before you start, see the “START HERE” tab (the tab on the far left – the first one) where you will find some brief instructions in case you are not familiar with pivot tables. You may have to scroll to the top.
To select the site, year and or months for which you want bird counts using the two filters at the top left hand side of the table.
SELECT the Bird Species using the list under “Species – Common Name”
SELECT the survey site using the drop down list under “Survey Site”.
The tables are refreshed as new data is added to the survey database.
From time to time we post distribution maps of selected species.
If you are interested in participating in or conducting these surveys please contact the Activities Officer at Birding NSW by email: email@example.com