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Collection Methods

A complete list of collection methods maintained by the Natural Heritage Section
Code Description
AERIAL NET Sampled using aerial nets
Aerial Survey Surveyed from above by use of a plane or helicopter
AOR Species found alive on road
AUM_HERB Data from Auburn University Herbarium Collection
AUM_HERP Data from Auburn University Herp Collection
BBA Breeding Bird Atlas
BBS Breeding Bird Survey
CAPTURED Species captured by hand, net, or trap
CASTNET Sampled using cast nets
CBC Christmas Bird Count
COLLECTED Species collected by hand, net, or trap
Core Collected within core sample
Coverboard Sampled using coverboards
CRAYFISH EXCAVATION Digging with hands, trawls, and shovels; and/or filling hole with water; and/or plunging hole with plunger to force crayfish out
CRAYFISH TRAP Sampled using crawfish trap
DEAD Specimen found dead and identified for records database
DIPNET Dipnetting
DIPNET/MINTR Dipnet and minnow traps
DOR Species found dead on road
DRIFT FENCE Sampled using drift fence and/or pitfall traps
eDNA Species presence was determined by eDNA analysis
ESHOCK Species electroshocked
ESHOCK BACKPACK Sampled using a backpack electrofisher
ESHOCK BOAT General boat electrofishing techniques
ESHOCK GILLNET Combination of both electrofishing and gillnetting
ESHOCK SEINE Combination of electrofishing and seining (6,8,12 foot seines)
FLOAT Sampled by kayak, canoe, or boat
FLUSH Sampled using flush counts
FUNNEL TRAP Sampled using funnel traps
GILLNET Sampled using gillnets
HAND CAPTURE Species captured by hand
HARP TRAP Harp trap at mouth of cave to capture emerging bats
Harvested Taken by means published within the Regulations Relating to Game, Fish and Furbearing Animals by ADCNR, WFF
HEARD Species identified by sound it produces
HOOK LINE Fish collected individually on standard recreational or sporting equipment including cane poles and hand lines to bait casters, spinning reels and fly rods.
HOOPNET Sampled using hoop nets
HOOPTRAP Sampled using hoop traps
INSECT_LIGHT_TRAP Various light trap techniques including UV
Lift Net Sampled using lift nets
LIST Contact compiled list of species for the state
MINTRAP Sampled using minnow traps
MIST NET Sampled using mist nets
MOLLUSK TRANSPLANT Mussels and/or snails were transplanted from another location or lab
MUSEUM Museum specimen observed
MUSSEL COMBO Searches for mussels were done visually and depending on water depth were made with viewing buckets, snorkeling, or SCUBA; direct visual search through the water was done when water was too shallow to permit other approaches
NIGHT/INFRARED/ULTRA Night vision scope, infrared lighting, and/or ultrasound detector
Not Present Species were surveyed for in areas where they were believed to occur, but none were observed during the time of the survey.
OBSERVATION Species were observed
OBSERVED/COLLECTED Species were observed and/or collected
OBSERVED/HEARD Species were observed and/or heard
OTHER ***Contributor types in methods in Additional Notes
PHOTO/VISUAL Species observed and/or photo taken
PITFALL Sampled using pitfall traps
POINT COUNT Sampled using point count method
PVC Tube Sampled using PVC tubes
Rapid bioassessment techniques Use of hands, nets and mechanical devices
REPORT Review historical records
ROTENONE Sampled using Rotenone
SATELLITE Data collected from tagged individuals via a satellite
Scat Species identified through fecal material
SCUBA Sampled by scuba diving
SEINE Sampled by seining
SNORKEL Surface air supply was used to search suitable habitat
SNORKEL/WADING Sampled by snorkeling and/or wading
Surber Using a Surber Sampler to collect specimens from stream and rivers.
SURFACE AIR SUPPLY Sampled by diving from an anchored boat using a mask and umbilicus
SURVEY Sampled using survey techniques
Telemetry Use of transmitters and radio-telemetry to track tagged individuals.
Trace Species determined by physical evidence of presence, such as burrow, nest or skull.
Track Species identified by track.
TRAMMEL Sampled using trammel nets
TRANSECT Sampled using transect techniques
TRAWL Sampled using trawls
Trotline Sampled using trotlines
VARIOUS ***Sampled by a variety of methods
WADING Sampled by wading