An occupancy survey of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Robinson Group of islands was carried out in 2005/06. General details of the occupancy surveys are given in the overall metadata record. Details specific to this occupancy survey campaign are given below.
The survey covered 121 sites of potential breeding habitat in the following subgroups from the site GIS for Adelie penguin ... potential breeding habitat:
ROB_SG_01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 and 11
A search was made from the ground on 21-26 November 2005 by Matt Low and Lisa Meyer.
The data file has the following fields:
SubgroupID: identifying code for the map on which the site occurs, obtained from the site GIS
SiteID: identifying code for the site from the site GIS
SiteName: site name, if one exists
Day: day of search
Month: month of search
Year: year of search
Occupancy: P for present, A for absent
Feature observed: P for penguins, G for guano
The latitude and longitude of each site can be obtained from the 'Sites' file in the parent metadata record for occupancy surveys.
The results of the occupancy survey are published in Low et al (2007).