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Status of colonies of large wading birds in South Florida.

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Date Issued:
1973-06-06
Summary:
Colonies of wood storks, Mycteria americana, and other wading birds were surveyed in south Florida, excluding Everglades National Park, and the locations of colonies during 1971 and 1972 were given. Populations of birds were estimated by direct aerial and ground counts. A total of 1368 breeding pairs of wood storks were counted in 1971, of which 1200 were found in Corkscrew Swamp. About 1500 storks were fledged in 1971 but only 200 fledged in 1972.
Title: Status of colonies of large wading birds in South Florida.
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Alternative Title: Status of Colonies of Land Wading Birds in South Florida.
Name(s): National Audubon Society Research Dept.
United States Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1973-06-06
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife
Available from the National Technical Information Service
Place of Publication: Atlanta
[Springfield, Va.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 18 pages, maps; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Colonies of wood storks, Mycteria americana, and other wading birds were surveyed in south Florida, excluding Everglades National Park, and the locations of colonies during 1971 and 1972 were given. Populations of birds were estimated by direct aerial and ground counts. A total of 1368 breeding pairs of wood storks were counted in 1971, of which 1200 were found in Corkscrew Swamp. About 1500 storks were fledged in 1971 but only 200 fledged in 1972.
Summary: Most other large wading birds did not breed in 1971 because of drought; however, about 37,000 pair (including 10,000 cattle egrets) nested in 1972. Comparison of these counts with counts made by previous workers indicates a drastic long-term decline in wading bird populations in south Florida from about 2.5 million to 150,000 birds in the last 100 years. Recommendations are presented in an attempt to preserve wading bird populations from an increasing loss of habitat and food supply.
Identifier: FI05031004 (IID), 59668699 (oclc), 1001832 (digitool), PB231-633 NTIS Accession Number (stock number), fiu:4812 (fedora), AAB7673QF
Note(s): Research Department, National Audubon Society.
"Prepared for: Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife"--Cover.
"PB 231 633."
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 18).
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2005. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a photocopy of a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Final report.
Subject(s): Waterfowl -- Florida
Charadriiformes -- Florida
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05031004.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI05031004.jpg
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FIU
Is Part of Series: South Florida Environmental Project ecological report ; no. DI-SFEP-74-32.
Has Part:
(OCoLC)05537111
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.