Beck, K.B.; Firth, J.A.; McMahon, K.; Croft, S.; Cole, E.F.; Sheldon, B.

Bird breeding data for Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK, 2020 and 2021

This dataset contains information on the following: nest building, identity of breeding pairs, date when the first egg is laid, number of eggs, hatch date and the number and condition of fledglings for great tits, blue tits, marsh tits and coal tits. The data presented were collected in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK during April and June in 2020 and 2021 by Keith McMahon, Sam Croft and Kristina Beck, as part of a long-term nestbox project on the breeding biology of birds. The work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grant NE/S010335/1), The ecology of behavioural contagion in natural systems.

Publication date: 2022-03-07

Get the data

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Beck, K.B.; Firth, J.A.; McMahon, K.; Croft, S.; Cole, E.F.; Sheldon, B. (2022). Bird breeding data for Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire, UK, 2020 and 2021. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/ae6f821a-35a1-4a37-af4d-ca7cb1c83a10

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2020-04-01    to    2021-06-30

Provenance & quality

During April - June, all nestboxes were visited weekly to obtain records of nest building, the identity of the breeding pair, the date when the first egg is laid, the number of eggs, hatch date, and the number and condition of fledglings. These data were entered into our internal Edward Grey Institute (EGI) Bird data Management Project application (EBMP), where they underwent a number of quality checks. The data provided here were extracted from EBMP. In csv format for deposit into the EIDC.

Correspondence/contact details

Sheldon, B.
Oxford University
 ben.sheldon@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Authors

Beck, K.B.
Oxford University
Firth, J.A.
Oxford University
McMahon, K.
Oxford University
Croft, S.
Oxford University
Cole, E.F.
Oxford University
Sheldon, B.
Oxford University

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Oxford University
 ben.sheldon@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Breeding biology,  Ornithology
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/S010335/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
GB place names
Last updated
08 March 2022 14:16