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Waterfowl in South Florida.

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Date Issued:
1974-02
Summary:
Recent waterfowl kill and survey data for south Florida are summarized. The harvest in the Everglades Region (an administrative region of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission) increased by 66 percent from the previous season, reflecting, in part, a 36 percent greater hunter effort in the former period. Aerial survey counts for Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Conservation Areas 2 and 3, Lake Okeechobee, and the southwest Florida coast are presented. In the past, considerable fluctuation has occurred in the regional waterfowl population. The present long-term trend is a reduction in numbers of most species, which is largely attributable to the general decline in North American waterfowl populations and the availability of select waterfowl habitat in central and northern Florida and in states further north. Heavy airboat traffic in central south Florida areas disturbs some resting waterfowl and displaces them to Central and South America and the West Indies.
Title: Waterfowl in South Florida.
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Name(s): Rodgers, Donald P.
United States Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1974-02
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife
Available from the National Technical Information Service
Place of Publication: Atlanta, Ga.
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: 10 pages, 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Recent waterfowl kill and survey data for south Florida are summarized. The harvest in the Everglades Region (an administrative region of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission) increased by 66 percent from the previous season, reflecting, in part, a 36 percent greater hunter effort in the former period. Aerial survey counts for Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Conservation Areas 2 and 3, Lake Okeechobee, and the southwest Florida coast are presented. In the past, considerable fluctuation has occurred in the regional waterfowl population. The present long-term trend is a reduction in numbers of most species, which is largely attributable to the general decline in North American waterfowl populations and the availability of select waterfowl habitat in central and northern Florida and in states further north. Heavy airboat traffic in central south Florida areas disturbs some resting waterfowl and displaces them to Central and South America and the West Indies.
Identifier: FI23165520 (IID), 1003612 (digitool), PB-231655 NTIS Accession Number (stock number), fiu:26906 (fedora), AAA7417QF
Note(s): [Don P. Rodgers].
Cover title.
"Feb 1974"
Bibliography: p. 10.
Final report.
Subject(s): Waterfowl -- Florida -- Geographical distribution
Birds -- Florida -- Geographical distribution
Bird populations -- Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05032507.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05032507.jpg
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Host Institution: FIU
Is Part of Series: South Florida Environmental Project ecological report ; no. DI-SFEP-74-28.