Katherine Boyle of South Carolina kindly sent us a copy of the dataset as an ASCII text file in July, 2004. Data are presented here by agreement between the atlas project, NBII, and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
Results should be
Bird Atlas Explorer (online resource). 2013. U.S. Geological Survey
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center & National Biological Information
Infrastructure. <Date of access>. http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bba.
Data extracted from: Cely, John E. 2003. The South Carolina Breeding Bird Atlas 1988-1995. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 305pp.
Data from this project are generally considered to be in the public domain. Any use of these data should be accompanied by the proper citation as shown above. For questions or to use large portions of the dataset, please contact John Cely at email@example.com.
Sponsorship for this project was provided by the Endangered Wildlife Fund (formerly the Check for Wildlife), the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Pittman-Robertson Grant-in-Aid Program.
Treatment of the received dataset
We imported the
with modifications as follows to better combine with other atlases or to match publication cited above:
Included the following species that were not mapped in the published atlas but were reported with data: Brown Pelican; Double-crested Cormorant; Anhinga; Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret; Little Blue Heron; Tricolored Heron; Cattle Egret; Black-crowned Night-Heron; Yellow-crowned Night-Heron; White Ibis; Glossy Ibis; Wood Stork; Black Vulture; Turkey ulture; Ruddy Duck; Osprey; Bald Eagle; Wilson's Plover; American Oystercatcher; Black-necked Stilt; Willet; Spotted Sandpiper; Laughing Gull; Gull-billed Tern; Caspian Tern; Sandwich Tern; Roseate Tern; Common Tern; Foster's Tern; Least Tern; Black Skimmer; Barn Owl; Eastern Screech-Owl; Great Horned Owl; Barred Owl; and Philadelphia Vireo.
Excluded the following species that were mapped in the published atlas based only on literature references: Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Warbling Vireo.
Mapped the following species only at township/range level because their breeding evidence was only from casual observations, which were recorded only at that level: Monk Parakeet, Willow Flycatcher, Gray Kingbird, and Red-breasted Nuthatch.