Lighthouse Tract
Basic information
Sample name: Lighthouse Tract

Reference: S. S. Mitra, P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2010. Highly variable acquisition rates of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by birds on an Atlantic barrier island. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(6):1019-1027 [ER 766]
Country: United States
State: New York

Coordinate: 40° 42' N, 72° 59' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "at the Lighthouse Tract of Fire Island National Seashore" (coordinate based on Fire Island National Seashore)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Protection: other protected area
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 23.9
CMT: -0.4
MAP: 1074.0
Habitat comments: "natural vegetation... with low (largely dune) vegetation seaward, and scattered native Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida Miller) groves alternating with mixed native deciduous shrub thickets (Myrica– Rhus–Ilex) bayward"
climate data based on statino 72504 (Stratford airport)
Life forms: birds
Sites: 2
Sampling methods: mist nets
Sample size: 482
Years: 1997 - 1999
Sampling comments: one site was in a pitch pine grove and the other in a shrub thicket
counts are only of birds recaptured within four days, so there may be an IQ effect
"Up to 14 nylon mist nets, 12 m long, 3 m high, with four shelves and 36-mm mesh" were used in the pine site and "a single bay-to-ocean net lane" with "up to 16 nets" in the scrub site but sampling effort is vaguely indicated and irrelevant given that only recaptures are reported
Sample: 1109
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-08-27 09:50:34
Modified: 2018-06-30 20:52:19
Abundance distribution
15 species
1 singleton
total count 482
extrapolated richness: 16.6
Fisher's α: 2.937
geometric series k: 0.6610
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5216
Shannon's H: 1.3671
Good's u: 0.9979
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Dumetella carolinensis32935.3 g insectivore-frugivore
Pipilo erythrophthalmus2741.3 g insectivore-granivore
Parkesia noveboracensis18 insectivore
"Seiurus noveboracensis"
Geothlypis trichas262.1 g insectivore
Catharus guttatus530.1 g insectivore-frugivore
Coccyzus erythropthalmus350.9 g
Turdus migratorius278.5 g insectivore-frugivore
Melospiza melodia81.6 g insectivore-granivore
Thryothorus ludovicianus84.6 g insectivore
Poecile atricapillus410.8 g
Toxostoma rufum668.8 g insectivore
Setophaga ruticilla198.4 g insectivore
Setophaga palmarum1
Sitta canadensis179.8 g insectivore
Melospiza georgiana916.1 g insectivore-granivore