Wading Bird Colonies Florida

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Wading Bird Colonies Florida
Edition: 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://research.myfwc.com/>
Description:
Abstract:
This shapefile includes estimates of percent composition of wading bird colonies located in 1999 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a statewide aerial survey during 26 January-25 June 1999 to locate waterbird (herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, storks, anhingas, cormorants, and pelicans) breeding colonies and estimate colony size and species composition. Fixed-wing aircraft were used to fly statewide East-West survey transects at 5-km intervals. Survey routes deviated at times to allow inventory of previously known colonies from earlier surveys. Of the 1,065 sites visited in 1999, 371 (34.8%) were active colonies supporting one or more species of waterbirds, while 694 (65.2%) were inactive sites. The largest number of active colonies (n=158, 42.6%) were located in central Florida between 27º-29ºN latitude; only 72 (19.4%) of the colonies were located in northern Florida above 29ºN; the remaining colonies (n=141, 38.0%) were found in the southern part of the state below 27ºN. Of the 371 active colonies located in 1999, 72.5% (n=269) contained 2 or more nesting species, while only 12.1% (n=45) exhibited 5 or more nesting species. The colonies in the central region tended to contain more species per colony than both the northern and southern regions of the state. Fewer colonies were found in 1999 (n=371) compared to previous statewide surveys during 1976-1978 (n=378) and 1986-1989 (n=635). Except for the brown pelican and cattle egret, most species continued a trend of nesting in smaller numbers and in fewer colonies during 1999 compared to previous surveys. Of the active colonies located in 1999, 51.2% (n=190) were previously undocumented colonies, 43.9% (n=163) were active during 1986-1989, and 21.0% (n=78) were active during 1976-1978. Only 60 (16.2%) 1999 colonies were active during the 1976-1978, 1986-1989, and 1999 surveys.
This database contains records for all known and verified colonies in the state of Florida that were surveyed by the FWC during the period 1999 nesting season. Nests discovered more recently than this are not included in the database. Each year, a number of new colony sites are found. For this reason, users of this database are cautioned that the absence of a colony record for a given property does not necessarily mean wading birds are not present. This colony locator service is not meant to replace a specific on-the-ground survey. Disturbance to the colony may occur if a visit is made, and many of the colonies are located on private land. Providing these locations does not confer any permission by FWC to access private property.
Purpose:
These data are available for all people interested in wading bird colonies in the state of Florida
Supplemental_Information:
"Wading Bird Colony Species Presence by Era Florida" and "Wading Bird Colonies Florida 1999" are related data sets. "Wading Bird Colonies Florida 1999" includes estimates of percent composition of colony by species from the 1999 survey. "Wading Bird Colony Species Presence by Era Florida" indicates presence/absence of species as well as indicating if the presence/absence was not determined, if the colony was inactive, or if information was not collected for a species.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete for 2005
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.336594
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.890725
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.001255
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.488039
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
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Theme_Keyword: Florida, FWC
Access_Constraints:
Available without restriction. All data must be verified by Principal Investigator or Group Database Analyst prior to release. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from FWC and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. FWC makes no claims as to the data's suitability for other purposes.
Use_Constraints:
Numeric results should be used with caution as aerial estimates are variable and some species are difficult to detect (i.e., small, dark species nesting under the tree canopy). Some colonies were also visited by ground surveys. If the ground survey numbers indicated a better count, the results from the ground survey were used.
Acknowledgement of the FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute) as the data source would be appreciated in any products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of this data. Please cite the original metadata when using portions of the record to create a similar record of slightly altered data, such as reprojection. If any data are modified or adjusted, please share the edited information with FWC. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. FWC shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such. This is not a survey data set and should not be utilized as such. These data are not to be used for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Wildlife Technology Services Section
Address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Address: 620 South Meridian St
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-1600
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@myfwc.com
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8 am -5 pm
Data_Set_Credit:
Created by: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 620 South Meridian St. Tallahassee, FL 32344
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Numeric results should be used with caution as aerial estimates are variable and some species are difficult to detect (i.e., small, dark species nesting under the tree canopy).
The great blue heron counts for Monroe county in 80s include great white heron.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Logically consistent. All attribute values fall within defined values
Completeness_Report:
Visually inspected for completeness to ensure all values fell within specified ranges.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
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Process_Date: 20110727
Process_Time: 09573300

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1139

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
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Standard_Parallel: 31.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -84.000000
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False_Northing: 0.000000
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Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000128
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
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Altitude_Encoding_Method:
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: GIS.FWC.wading_bird_rookeries_1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ATLASNUM
Attribute_Definition: Breeding colony atlas identification number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_
Attribute_Definition: Date the colony was visited (DBF date-field version)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATECH
Attribute_Definition: Date the colony was visited (character string version)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBSERVER
Attribute_Definition: Observer's initials
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBSMODE
Attribute_Definition: Observation mode (aerial or ground visit)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONUM
Attribute_Definition:
County number (alphabetic sequence number as a 2-digit character string)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGDM
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in degrees, minutes.hundredth minutes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDM
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in degrees, minutes.hundredth minutes
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWNSHIP
Attribute_Definition: Township
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANGE
Attribute_Definition: Range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SECTION
Attribute_Definition: Section
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GAZPAGE
Attribute_Definition:
Page number of Florida Gazetteer map that contains the colony location
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ERA
Attribute_Definition:
Survey era when colony was first observed as active (70's, 80's, or 90's)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEW90
Attribute_Definition: New active colony in the 90's era? (yes/no)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS90
Attribute_Definition:
Colony status in the 90's survey. A 0 value in the percent composition fields can be interpreted based on the STATUS90 field: if status is 'active' then 0 means active, just not present for that species; if status90 is 'inactive' then 0 is 'inactive'; if status90 is 'Not checked' then 0 would be 'unknown'.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS80
Attribute_Definition: Colony status in the 80's survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS70
Attribute_Definition: Colony status in the 70's survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBSTRAT
Attribute_Definition: Colony substrate (tree/shrub/herbaceous)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CANOPY
Attribute_Definition: Was the colony in closed or open canopy?
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
Attribute_Definition: Was the colony coastal or inland?
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SIZE_
Attribute_Definition: Was the colony on an island? (yes/no)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ISLAND
Attribute_Definition: Estimated number of breeding colony nesting pairs
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SIZECONF
Attribute_Definition: Confidence level of colony size estimate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPECCONF
Attribute_Definition: Confidence level of colony species composition
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BRPE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by brown pelicans
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DCCO
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by double-crested cormorants
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANHI
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by anhingas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GBHE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by great blue herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GWHE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by great white herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GREG
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by great egrets
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SNEG
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by snowy egrets
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LBHE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by little blue herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TCHE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by tricolored herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REEG
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by reddish egrets
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAEG
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by cattle egrets
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRHE
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by green herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BCNH
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by black-crowned night herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YCNH
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by white-crowned night herons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WHIB
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by white ibis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GLIB
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by glossy ibis
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ROSP
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by roseate spoonbills
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WOST
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by wood storks
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SMWT
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by small white species
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LGWT
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by large white species
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SMDK
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by small dark species
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LGDK
Attribute_Definition: Percent composition of colony by large dark species
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGDEC
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATDEC
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in decimal degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGALB
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in custom statewide albers projection
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATALB
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in custom statewide albers projection
Overview_Description:

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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 922-5679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@fwc.state.fl.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5, Monday - Friday
Resource_Description: Available from the FWC
Distribution_Liability:
This data set is in the public domain, and the recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a FWC-FWRI produced data set; it is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The user assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and suitability of this data set for a specific application. In no event will the staff of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute be liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this data set.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110428
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Address: 620 S. Meridian St.
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-1600
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@myfwc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8-5, Monday - Friday
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