Nestling feeding data from Black-throated Blue Warbler nests, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, 1997 - 2010
TITLE
Nestling feeding data from Black-throated Blue Warbler nests, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, 1997 - 2010
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(s)
Nick Rodenhouse
Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
USA

Phone: (781) 283-3557
Richard T. Holmes
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
USA
Scott Sillett
Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
National Zoological Park
MRC 5503
Washington, DC 20013-7012
USA

Phone: (202) 633-4213
Michael Webster
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
USA

Phone: (607) 254-2493
ABSTRACT:
This dataset provides nestling feeding data recorded by video cameras placed near black-throated blue warbler nests at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. We used camouflaged video cameras mounted on a tripod at nest height but about 10 m distant from the nest. We transcribed videos starting 10 min after recording began to avoid any initial parental response to the presence of the video camera. During each adult visit to the nest, we confirmed the feeding parent’s color bands and recorded its arrival time. We calculated the number of provisioning visits to the nest per hour (“provisioning rate”) for males and females separately, and standardized for differences in brood size by dividing provisioning rate by brood size. Nests were monitored on three gridded study plots at the HBEF: low elevation (250-350 m; 85 ha), middle elevation (450-600 m; 65 ha), and high elevation (750-850 m; 35 ha). See Rodenhouse et al. 2003 for plot details.
KEYWORD SET: Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study LTER
animals, birds, ecosystems, forests, HBEF Bird Area, HBR, Hubbard Brook LTER.
KEYWORD SET: LTER Core Research Areas
populations.
BEGIN DATE
1997
END DATE
2010
LOCATION
HBEF Bird Area, Low Elevation Plot
West bounding coordinate: -71.7091
East bounding coordinate: -71.6994
North bounding coordinate: 43.9596
South bounding coordinate: 43.9422
Elevation
Minimum: 250
Maximum: 350
(Unit: meter)
HBEF Bird Area, Mid Elevation Plot
West bounding coordinate: -71.7465
East bounding coordinate: -71.7302
North bounding coordinate: 43.9512
South bounding coordinate: 43.9400
Elevation
Minimum: 450
Maximum: 600
(Unit: meter)
HBEF Bird Area, High Elevation Plot
West bounding coordinate: -71.7554
East bounding coordinate: -71.7409
North bounding coordinate: 43.9601
South bounding coordinate: 43.9537
Elevation
Minimum: 750
Maximum: 850
(Unit: meter)
LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Nests were monitored on three gridded study plots at the HBEF: low elevation (250-350 m; 85 ha), middle elevation (450-600 m; 65 ha), and high elevation (750-850 m; 35 ha). See Rodenhouse et al. 2003 for plot details.
SAMPLING DESIGN
We collected data on parental provisioning by videotaping nests for two hours between 0700 and 1100 on the seventh day of the nestling stage (hatch day = day zero).
REFERENCES
  • Goodbred, C.O., and Holmes, R.T. 2016. Factors affecting food provisioning of nestling Black-throated Blue Warblers. Wilson Bulletin 108:467-479.
  • Rodenhouse, N.L., Sillett, T.S., Doran, P.J., and Holmes, R.T. 2003. Multiple density-dependence mechanisms regulate a migratory bird population during the breeding season. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 270:2105-2110.
  • Sillett, T.S., Rodenhouse, N.L., and Holmes, R.T. 2004. Experimentally reducing neighbor density affects reproduction and behavior of a migratory songbird. Ecology 85:2467-2477.
DATA ACCESS GUIDELINES
Data Use Policy



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3) Citation. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists. Thus, the Data User will properly attribute the Data Set in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that were produced using the Data Set. Citation should take the following general form: Creator, Year of Data Publication, Title of Dataset, Publisher, Dataset identifier.

Citation example: Holmes, R.T. 2012. Bird Abundances at Hubbard Brook (1969-2010) and on three replicate plots (1986-2000) in the White Mountain National Forest. Durham, NH. Hubbard Brook Data Archive [Database]. http://hubbardbrook.org/data/dataset.php?id=81 (23 July 2012)

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Acknowledgment example: Data on [topic] were provided by [name of PI] on [date]. These data were gathered as part of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES). The HBES is a collaborative effort at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, which is operated and maintained by the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA. Significant funding for collection of these data was provided by [agency]-[grant number], [agency]-[grant number], etc.

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CONTACT PERSON

Information Manager, Hubbard Brook LTER
234 Mirror Lake Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262
USA

Phone: (603) 726-8902
Email: hbr-im@lternet.edu

Data file: btbw_feed.txt
Description: The file btbw_feed.txt contains Hubbard Brook Black-throated Blue Warbler parental feeding data on day 7 collected between 1997 - 2007
Notes on Data: The original data is stored and maintained by Scott Sillet (silletts@si.edu) at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. It was last updated in June 2013.
ColumnVariableDescriptionUnitsCoded?Missing value label
1NestIDUnique nest identifiernoneynone
2YearSample yearYYYYnnone
3VideoDateDate nest recordedYYYY-MM-DDnnone
4VideoStartVideo start timeHH:MM:SSnnone
5VideoEndVideo end timeHH:MM:SSnnone
6VideoDurationVideo durationHH:MM:SSnnone
7ElevationLocation of sample plotnoneynone
8M_ALMale Bird Band Number or NB if not bandednoneynone
9M_AgeAge of malenoneynone
10F_ALFemale Bird Band Number or NB if not bandednoneynone
11F_AgeAge of femalenoneynone
12NestlingsNumber of nestlings when nest was recordednumbernnone
13F_VisitsNumber of female visits to the nestnumbernnone
14F_PreyLoadsNumber of female prey loads deliverednumbernnone
15SumF_PreyBiomassSum of prey biomass delivered by femalemilligramn
-999.99
16M_VisitsNumber of male visits to the nestnumbernnone
17M_PreyLoadsNumber of male prey loads deliverednumbernnone
18SumM_PreyBiomassSum of prey biomass delivered by malemilligramn
-999.99
19NestlingMassMean nestling massgramn
-999.99
20SDNestlingMassStandard Deviation of nestling massgramn
-999.99
21NestlingTarsusMean nestling left tarsus lengthmillimetern
-999.99
22SDNestlingTarsusStandard Deviation nestling left tarsus lengthmillimetern
-999.99

CODES


MISSING VALUE CODES
Variable
Missing Value Code
Code Explanation
SumF_PreyBiomass
-999.99
Data missing or not collected
SumM_PreyBiomass
-999.99
Data missing or not collected
NestlingMass
-999.99
Data missing or not collected
SDNestlingMass
-999.99
Data missing or not collected
NestlingTarsus
-999.99
Data missing or not collected
SDNestlingTarsus
-999.99
Data missing or not collected