Birds Hill (Plot 1, 1979)
Basic information
Sample name: Birds Hill (Plot 1, 1979)

Reference: V. I. Burachynsky and T. D. Galloway. 1985. Seasonal dynamics and distribution of American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), larvae and nymphs at Birds Hill Park, Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Zoology 63:2748-2755 [ER 1595]
Country: Canada
State: Manitoba

Coordinate: 50° 2' N, 96° 53' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "adjoining the southern boundary of Birds Hill Provincial Park... approximately 30 km northeast of Winnipeg" (coordinate based on Birds Hill Provincial Park)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: temperate broadleaf/mixed forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 2.6
MAP: 514.0
Habitat comments: "Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) was the dominant tree species... Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa MIchx.) was sporadically interspersed"; the plot included "forest, field, and ecotone... the field habitat consisted of grasses and shrubs not higher than 0.75 m"
climate data are for the area of the park and are from Boone et al. (2004, Tree-Ring Research)
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Site area: 1.440
Sampling methods: quadrat, baited, Tomahawk traps
Sample size: 105
Years: 1979
Days: 26
Nets or traps: 49
Net or trap nights: 1274
Sampling comments: "Plot 1 was 120 m x 120 m... each plot covered an area of 1.44 ha" it was "arranged in 7 x 7" station grid; "Stations were 20 m apart. A 7.5 x 7.5 x 25 cm box-type [Tomahawk] live trap... was placed... within 2 m of each station... Traps were set between 0700 and 1000 for 2 consecutive days every week... Bait consisted of a mixture of rolled oats and peanut butter; carrots were added during hot weather to provide a source of water"
Sample: 1822
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-12-12 15:54:51
Modified: 2016-01-06 21:29:52
Abundance distribution
7 species
1 singleton
total count 105
standardised richness: 5.5
Fisher's α: 1.688
geometric series k: 0.5739
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7957
Shannon's H: 1.6887
Good's u: 0.9905
Myodes gapperi824.1 g
"Clethrionomys gapperi"
Lepus americanus11.4 kg browser
Microtus pennsylvanicus2235.7 g
Poliocitellus franklinii28443 g
"Spermophilus franklinii"
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus21160 g
"Spermophilus tridecemlineatus"
Tamias striatus4113 g frugivore-insectivore
Zapus hudsonius2115.6 g