2010 Wildlife Observations in Florida

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tallahassee, Florida
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: 2010 Wildlife Observations in Florida
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Online_Linkage: <http://dm.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs/>
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This is a point shapefile created from a query of the FWC WildObs2010 database. The database provides a standardized format for recording and managing incidental, casual, or short-term systematic observations of wildlife. Various information on geographic location, species (number, age, sex, etc.), habitat and activities can be recorded on wildlife observation forms using Microsoft Access 2000. Suggested target species and groups vary with the seasons. This system is defined to be useful to biologists to maintain species lists or to track wildlife populations in protected or managed areas. The Nongame Wildlife program is interested in maintaining current records of species distributions within Florida. This database is used as a repository for both data from planned surveys, contracted projects, and casual observations. The manual, available from the contact, provides details of each table and field of the database structure as well as overview of the contents. All data included in the database is recorded as points.
Purpose:
This system is defined to be useful to biologists to maintain species lists or to track wildlife populations in protected or managed areas. Our goal is to provide a standardized format for recording and managing incidental, casual, or short-term systematic observations of wildlife. Additionally this can be a repository for longer-term studies, or data from other sources, such as literature and contracted research projects. The Wildlife Observation Forms and web site are not intended to replace formal, more detailed, data forms developed for formal systematic survey projects; but such data forms developed by BWDC staff should contain the data fields included here (Appendix 1). The observation forms included here can be used to record data from ad hoc or short-term surveys, local inventories, and pilot studies. Additionally a web site <http://wildnet.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs> on the Division of Wildlife's intranet (within the Commission only) provides for entering "casual observations" into a spreadsheet-like list or a check list. For casual observations within the Commission, BWDC biologists, Wildlife Management Area (WMA) biologists or Law enforcement officers should use the web site. For systematic studies, the Division's Database analyst should be contacted before the project starts to assist with database design. After either a BWDC project or Contracted Project is completed, the division's database analyst should be contacted to insure that the data is entered into this system (Fig 1) and metadata collected (Appendix 16). A database management system (Microsoft Access 2000, dBase IV, and Arc/View compatible) is available if you wish to manage your own data. This database contains forms for searching records and exporting records to a GIS package like ArcView. Copies of the database structure and programs are available from the Division's database and downloadable from <http://wildnet.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs/> (within the Commission only) For details see Appendix 1. The BWDC is interested in maintaining current records of species' distributions within the state. To facilitate this, location information can be recorded at several levels of accuracy on the field forms. Space is provided to record numbers of animals observed and to classify them according to age and sex. In addition, you can record 1 or 2 types of habitats occupied and activities observed. Details of the type of survey and type of count or estimation method used may also be recorded. Optionally, information on the type of managed area where the sighting was made can be noted, and provision is made to identify important wildlife use areas. Finally, space is provided for detailed notes on behavior, location, and survey type information.
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slopes, or edges of floodplains. Similar to bog, cypress swamp, wet flatwoods and hydric hammock. Associated with seepage slopes, floodplain forests and swamps.
7.6.2. Shrub swamp (Synonym: titi swamp, titi thicket). Fire subclimax of bay swamp dominated by black titi, swamp cyrilla, fetterbush, sweet pepperbush, doghobble, large gallberry, and myrtle-leaf holly. In absence of fire, spreads both downslope into bogs and upslope into mesic flatwoods.
7.6.3. Bog (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: bog swamp, pocosin, evergreen shrub bog, wet scrub/shrub, peat islands, teardrop islands). Wetland with deep peat substrate and saturated, occasionally inundated, soil. Highly variable structurally: sphagnum moss and dense evergreen forest, thickets of hydrophytic shrubs, or marshy prairie.
7.6.4. Seepage slope (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: pitcher plant bog, herb bog, grass-sedge bog, seep, shrub bog). Small shrub thicket or boggy meadow at base of shallow slope. Often with orchids and insectivorous plants. Most common in north Florida on frequently saturated, but also sandy, soils.
7.7. Wet flatwoods (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: low flatwoods, moist pine barren, hydric flatwoods, pond-pine flatwoods, pocosin, cabbage palm - pine savannah or flatwoods). Seasonally flooded, relatively open-canopied woods of slash or pond pines and cabbage palms. Sparse to dense understory and ground cover depending upon recent fire history. Associated with and grades into mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, basin swamp, and dome or strand swamp (often with wet prairie ecotone).
8. Wet prairie (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: sand marsh, savannah, coastal savannah or prairie, pitcher plant prairie). Seasonally flooded treeless plain with herbaceous ground cover that may be invaded by melaleuca in south Florida and/or wax myrtle in absence of fire. Associated with and may grade into wet flatwoods, depression marsh, or dry prairie. Plant species similar to fresh water marshes and seepage slopes.
8.1. Grazed wet prairie 8.2. Ungrazed wet prairie
9. Freshwater marsh: wetland dominated by emergent and floating aquatic plants.
9.1. Floodplain marsh (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonym: river marsh). Emergent grass, herb, and shrub dominated wetlands along central Florida rivers. Characterized by maidencane, pickerel weed, sagittaria, buttonbush and mixed emergent. Grades into wet prairie and riverine habitats.
9.2. Slough (FNAI and DNR 1990) Broad, shallow channels with flowing water within swamps and swales. Vegetation structure variable but often characterized by pop ash, pond apple, water elm, and large emergent and floating aquatics. Canopied sloughs in south Florida support diverse epiphytes and a Caribbean flora. Often grades into swale and strand swamp; may occur in floodplain, dome, or basin swamp.
9.3. Basin marsh (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: prairie, freshwater marsh). Wetland in large irregular shaped basin with an often mucky peat bottom. May develop from lakes and often grade into lakes and wet prairies. Similar to depression marsh and floodplain marsh. Typical plants include common reed, panicum, cutgrass, pennywort, lotus, arrowhead, willow, saltbush, spikerush, buttonbush, and dog fennel.
9.3.1. Depression marsh (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: isolated wetland, flatwoods pond, St. John's wort pond, pineland depression, ephemeral pond, seasonal marsh). Small (cp. to basin marsh), usually rounded depression seasonally inundated (hydroperiod generally shorter than basin marsh). Aquatic plants in concentric bands including St. John's wort, spikerush, maidencane, fire flag, arrowhead, pickerel weed, buttonbush, wax myrtle, and willows. Associated with wet prairie, seepage slope, dome swamp, bog, and flatwoods or sandhill lakes. May occur as isolated wetlands within karst uplands.
9.3.2. Dry depression marsh
9.4. Swale (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: sawgrass marsh, slough, river of grass, glades). South Florida marshes in broad shallow channels with perceptible flowing water characterized by emergent grasses, sedges and tall herbs. Dominated by sawgrass with buttonbush, coastal plain willow, arrowhead, pickerel weed, waterlily, muhly grass, etc. Grades into wet prairie and marl prairies, which rarely have perceptible flowing water.
10 Lake 10.1. Clastic upland lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: clay- or silt-bottomed lake, fluctuating or disappearing lake, deep water lake, limesink). Lakes with irregularly shaped basins located in clay hills or uplands. Surface water inflows frequent but surface outflows frequently lacking. Water usually dark; extensive and highly variable shoreline vegetation.
10.2. Sandhill upland lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: sand- and silt-bottomed lake, fluctuating pond, oligotrophic lake, sandhill lake). Shallow, rounded solution depressions in sandy uplands. No significant surface water inflow or outflows; fed by seepage and/or artesian flow. Seasonally fluctuating water levels. Water clear, shoreline vegetation often limited.
10.3. Flatwoods/prairie lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: flatwoods pond, ephemeral pond, grass pond, St. John's wort pond, freshwater lake, pineland depression, swale, prairie pond). Lakes surrounded by flatwoods, prairie, or freshwater marsh. Surface inflows via runoff. Water clear or colored, shoreline vegetation variable: wet prairie, or dense shrub.
10.4. Marsh lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) Small (relative to surrounding marsh) zone of still, colored, open water within depression marsh.
10.5. Swamp/river floodplain lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: cypress pond, gum pond, oxbow lake, backwater, blackwater lake or pond). Shallow, but usually permanent, open water surrounded by basin or floodplain swamps (if dominated by emergents then called depression or floodplain marsh). Colored waters may be still or flow through and fluctuate greatly.
10.6. Coastal dune lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: lagoon, sand- and silt-bottomed lake, fluctuating pond, oligotrophic lake, coastal lake). Shallow depressions without significant surface outflow or inflows. Filled by seepage from coastal sands and/or overwash from storms. Shoreline vegetation varies from herbaceous to dense shrubs.
10.7. Coastal rockland lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) Shallow oolitic or limestone basins in Monroe Co.
10.8. Sinkhole lake (FNAI and DNR 1990) Deep funnel-shaped limestone depressions lacking surficial inflows or outflows. Water clear, vegetation may be absent or limited to narrow fringe of emergents, or covered with floating plants.
10.9. Artificial lake, pond, or borrow pit

11. Freshwater river or stream
11.1. Seepage stream (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: steephead stream, clear brook, swift brook, hammock stream). Small watercourses originating from shallow ground water percolation in sandy uplands. Usually short, shallow and narrow streams under slope forest canopy with clear to lightly-colored cool waters. Headwaters of alluvial and blackwater streams.
11.2. Alluvial river or stream (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: slow flowing river, deep river, muddy stream). Watercourses originating in high uplands with surface runoff feeding the river and causing high turbidity. Depth, flow rate, and sediment loads vary widely. Flooding in winter or early spring and occasionally in summer. Distinct floodplain with natural levee present. Found in panhandle Florida (e.g., Apalachicola, Choctawhatchee rivers).
11.3. Blackwater river or stream (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: blackwater creek). Watercourses originating in sandy lowlands with extensive organic soil wetlands. Characterized by dark, unproductive but clear water; steep banks with limestone outcrops; sandy bottoms; and absence of alluvial floodplain and natural levee.
11.4. Spring-run stream (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: calcareous stream, spring, or creek). Watercourses originating from artesian flows from deep aquifers. Clear, cool and productive water with exposed limestone or sand bottom. Headwaters and tributaries of alluvial and blackwater streams.
11.5. Channelized, dredged, altered freshwater stream, or canal.


12. Coastal upland
2.1. Coastal scrub Sand pine, slash pine, rosemary, palmetto, Spanish bayonet, yaupon holly and scrub oaks community on stabilized coastal dunes.
2.2. Beach dune (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: sand dunes, pioneer zone, upper beach, sea oats zone, coastal strand). Active beachfront dunes dominated by sea oats with sand spur, dune panic grass, railroad vine, beach morning glory, sea purslane, etc.
12.3. Coastal strand or berm (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: shrub zone, maritime thicket, coastal scrub, coastal levee, or coastal forest, shell ridge, buttonwood embankment, mangrove hammock). Salt-tolerant shrubs, yaupon holly, seagrape, lantana, cactus, yucca, cocoplum etc. on stabilized coastal dunes or storm deposited material. Shrubs often wind pruned to produce a smooth canopy. An ecotone between beach dune and maritime hammock; may grade into tidal swamp or coastal grassland.

12.4. Maritime hammock (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: coastal hammock, maritime forest, tropical hammock, salt-spray climax). Narrow band of hardwood forest on stabilized dunes inland from coastal strand habitat. Dense closed-canopy forest of wind pruned live oak, cabbage palm and redbay along with holly, magnolia, juniper, gumbo-limbo, strangler fig, palmetto, etc. depending upon latitude.
12.5. Coastal grassland (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: overwash plain, deflation plain, salt flat, coastal savannah). Low flat area restricted to barrier islands, spits etc. where storm waves push inland. Recent overwash areas are sand or salt barrens, but older sites may include slash pine, and/or cabbage palm or buttonwood, and halophytic herbs and shrubs.
12.6. Coastal rock barren (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: littoral rock pavement, algal barren, cactus barren, rocky flat). Ecotone (between marine and rockland communities) on rocky coasts of the Keys.
13. Estuarine community: Primarily supra- and/or inter-tidal zones.
13.1. Open water: bay, lagoon, tidal creek or river, including intracoastal waterways.
13.2. Tidal marsh (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: saltmarsh, brackish marsh, coastal wetlands, coastal marsh, tidal wetlands). Expanses of grasses, rushes and sedges along low energy coastlines and river mouths.
13.2.1. Cordgrass salt marsh Deep brackish marsh dominated by smooth cordgrass.
13.2.2. Needlerush salt marsh Shallow brackish marsh dominated by black needlerush.
13.2.3. Transitional salt marsh Herbaceous or shrubby marsh dominated by glasswort, salt wort, salt grass, sea ox-eye, marsh elder, and groundsel-tree.
13.3. Tidal swamp (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: mangrove swamp or forest, mangrove islands). Dense, low forests along flat, low energy, south Florida coasts. Dominated by mangroves and buttonbush, mixed with salt grass, rushes, cord grass. etc.
13.4. Consolidated substrate (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: hard bottom, rock bottom, lime rock bottom, coquina bottom, relic reef). Open areas of solidified rock or shell in sub-, inter-, or supratidal zones and lacking dense populations of sessile taxa.
13.5. Unconsolidated substrate (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: beach, shore, sand or shell bottom, sand bar, mud flat, tidal flat, soft bottom, calcareous clay, marl, gravel, pebble). Unsolidified substrates often associated with and grading into beach dunes, tidal marshes, or tidal swamps above and grass beds, or reefs, below.
13.5.1. Sandy beach
13.5.2. Muddy beach
13.5.3. Sandy flats
13.5.4. Muddy flats
13.5.5. Mixed sand/mud flats
13.6. Composite substrate (FNAI and DNR 1990) May be marine or estuarine; diverse areas dominated by any combination of sessile flora or fauna on hard or soft mineral substrates.
14. Marine community: primarily inter- and/or sub-tidal zones.
14.1. Open ocean or gulf
14.2. Octocoral bed (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: soft corals, sea fans, sea feathers, sea whips, gorgonians, etc.). Characterized by concentrations of sessile anthozoans in subtidal zones on consolidated substrates.
14.3. Sponge bed (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: branching candle sponge, Florida loggerhead sponge, sheepswool sponge). Characterized by concentrations of sessile poriferans in subtidal zones on consolidated substrates.
14.4. Algal bed (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: algal mats, periphyton mats). Large populations of nondrift algae found in all tidal zones on hard or soft substrates.
14.5 Worm reef (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonym: Sabellariid reef). Large conglomerates of rigid marine worm tubes on bare substrates (hard or soft). Limited to southern coast.
14.5. Coral reef (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: barrier, patch, transitional or bank reef, live bottom community, hard bottom community, Hawk Channel reef). Conglomerates of coral in warm subtidal waters.

14.6. Mollusk reef (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: oyster bar, oyster reef, oyster bed, oyster grounds or plantings, mussel reef, worm shell reef, Vermetid reef). Concentrations of sessile mollusks in inter- or subtidal zones.
14.7. Seagrass bed (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: seagrass meadows, grass beds, grass flats). Expansive stands of broad-leaved vascular flowering plants in clear, coastal waters. Dominated by turtle grass, manatee grass and/or shoal grass. Located on unconsolidated substrates in subtidal (rarely intertidal) zones.
15. Exotic plant community: habitat dominated by exotic plants.
15.1. Australian pine 15.2. Brazilian pepper 15.3. Melaleuca 15.4. Other exotic plant community
16. Special features
16.1. Shell mound (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: midden, Indian mound, tropical hammock, maritime hammock, coastal hammock). Elevated mound of mollusk shells on which a hardwood forest has developed.
16.2. Cave (Synonyms: cavern, grotto, chimney, sink, swallow hole, spring rise, chamber).
16.2.1. Aquatic cave (FNAI and DNR 1990) Permanently or periodically submerged caves.
16.2.2. Terrestrial cave (FNAI and DNR 1990) Caves or portions of caves lacking standing water.
16.3. Bluff (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: cliff face, cliff, slope, bank). Exposed unstable slopes along rivers or streams.
16.4. Sinkhole (FNAI and DNR 1990) (Synonyms: lime sink, sink, solution pit, cenote, grotto, doline, chimney hole). Depression with steep limestone walls covered with mosses, liverworts, ferns, etc. with often well-developed forest around the rim.
17. Barren land 17.1. Mine, rock quarry 17.2. Dredge spoil (unvegetated)

Appendix 8. Wildlife Activity and Mortality Codes
00 Or blank if undetermined 01 Reproductive: Use alphabetic Breeding Bird Atlas Codes for birds. Enter the level of confirmation (O, PO, PR, or CO) and the criteria code for each observation. O Species Observed during its breeding season (but no further evidence of breeding). PO Possible Breeding There are 2 criteria codes here: SH if species was observed in suitable nesting habitat during its breeding season; or SM if singing males were heard in suitable nesting habitat during the breeding season. PR Probable Breeding There are several criteria here: P Pair observed in suitable habitat in breeding season. T Evidence of territorial behavior observed at least twice, a week or more apart, in the same place. C Courtship behavior, or copulation observed. V Birds seen visiting probable nest site, carrying nest material, building nest (e.g., by wrens), or excavating cavity (e.g., woodpeckers). A Adults observed in agitated behavior, or giving anxiety calls suggestive of the presence of nearby nest or young. N Adults observed nest-building, excavating a nest cavity, or carrying nesting material. CO Confirmed Breeding There are several criteria here: SE Seven or more territorial males observed singing on at least 2 days a week or more apart. DD Distraction display or feigned injury observed. NU Used nest or egg shells found and species verified. FY Recently fledged young or downy young incapable of sustained flight. ON Adults seen on nest, or entering/leaving a nest site. FS Adults seen carrying fecal sac or food. NE Nest with eggs found and species verified. NY Nest with young seen or heard.
02 Loafing or roosting 03 Migration 04 Feeding 05 Disturbed 06 Injured * 07 Sign * 08 Calling 09 Drinking 10 Escape 11 Territorial 12 Hunting 13 Standing/perching 14 Walking 15 Running 16 Hiding 17 Flying 18 Swimming 19 Accidentally entrapped * 20 Captured and released * 21 Captured and held (specify disposition)* 22 Captured for transplant (specify capture location)* 23 Released from transplant (specify release location)* 24 Hibernation 25 Mortality Codes 25.1 Cause undetermined 25.2 Legal harvest 25.3 Illegal harvest 25.4 Cripple loss 25.5 Depredation or nuisance harvest 25.6 Commercial harvest 25.7 Scientific collection * (specify disposition) 25.8 Road or railroad kill 25.9 Electrocution, tower, or wire strike 25.10 Drowning 25.11 Trapping mortality 25.12 Tangled in fence 25.13 Physiological stress 25.13.1 Starvation 25.13.2 Parasitism 25.13.3 Exposure 25.13.4 Migration related stress 25.14 Disease 25.15 Predation 25.15.1 Wild mammalian predator 25.15.2 Feral mammalian predator 25.15.3 Wild avian predator
* Include details in Notes Appendix 9. Accepted COUNTYNAME spellings and 4-digit county codes.
Alachua ALAC Hernando HERN Polk POLK Baker BAKE Highlands HIGH Putnam PUTN Bay BAY_ Hillsborough HILL St. Johns STJO Bradford BRAD Holmes HOLM St. Lucie STLU Brevard BREV Indian River INDI Santa Rosa SANT Broward BROW Jackson JACK Sarasota SARA Calhoun CALH Jefferson JEFF Seminole SEMI Charlotte CHAR Lafayette LAFA Sumter SUMT Citrus CITR Lake LAKE Suwannee SUWA Clay CLAY Lee LEE_ Taylor TAYL Collier COLL Leon LEON Union UNIO Columbia COLU Levy LEVY Volusia VOLU Dade DADE Liberty LIBE Wakulla WAKU DeSoto DESO Madison MADI Walton WALT Dixie DIXI Manatee MANA Washington WASH Duval DUVA Marion MARI Escambia ESCA Martin MART Flagler FLAG Monroe MONR Franklin FRAN Nassau NASS Gadsden GADS Okaloosa OKAL Gilchrist GILC Okeechobee OKEE Glades GLAD Orange ORAN Gulf GULF Osceola OSCE Hamilton HAMI Palm Beach PALM Hardee HARD Pasco PASC Hendry HEND Pinellas PINE Appendix 10. PROPOSED required elements of the Florida Wildlife Occurrence Database System for Incidental Observations vs. data collected during the course of an approved, Formal Project. The following is the key: "R" - Required fields "D" - desirable (but optional) fields "G" - Fields entered by Database Analyst Additional fields may be required dependant upon the project at hand. Elements in the Sites Table

Field name Incidental Formal Contracted Observation Project Project _____________________________________________________________________________ SITENAME R R R SITENUMBER G R G ALTNUMBER CONFIRMED R RANK RANKBASIS RANKDATE OBSERVER R R R AFFILTION R R R SITEDATE R R R LAT_DEG R R R LAT_MIN R R R LAT_SEC LON_DEG R R R LON_MIN R R R LON_SEC ACCURACY ACCTABLE MAPMETHOD R R MAPNAME MAPDATE DATUM R R TOWNSHIP RANGE SECTION QSECTION COUNTYNAME R R R MANAGEAREA R HABITAT1 D R R HABITAT2 LOC_NOTES D R D QCMAP G G QCDATE G G MAP_ID LAT G G G LON G G G SITETYPE R G STUDYID R G _________________________________________________________________________
Required Elements in the Counts Table
Field name Incidental Formal Contacted Observation Project Project _____________________________________________________________________________
OBSERVER R R R AFFILTION R R R DATE R R R STARTTIME D D D ENDTIME D D D COMNAME R R R SUBSPECIES - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ADULT_MALE [at least one of the ---------------- following count and estimate --- pairs is required ------------ ] AMESTIMATE ADULT_FEM AFESTIMATE ADULT_UNK AUESTIMATE YOUNG_MALE YMESTIMATE YOUNG_FEM YFESTIMATE YOUNG_UNK YUESTIMATE UNK_MALE UMESTIMATE UNK_FEM UFESTIMATE UNK_UNK D UUESTIMATE ICOUNTTYPE D D NESTS NESTIMATE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - OCCUPIED SURVEYTYPE G R R STUDYID R G SITENUMBER G (numeric) R G ACTIVITY1 D R R ACTIVITY2 SPP_NOTES D D QCCONTENT G G QCDATE G G KEY G G G
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Appendix 11. Examples of correct latitude and longitude coordinates determined from the DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer.
North Florida
Page 31 "Black Spring"
30o 41.5' 85o 17.5'
Page 31 "Lookout" southeast of Campbellton
30o 56.0' 85o 23.5'
Central Florida
Page 87 Boat Landing on Route 520, northwest of Lake Poinsett
28o 22.0' 80o 52.0'
Page 87 Jct. of Route 192/500 and 419 north of Deer Park
28o 06.0' 80o 53.0'
South Florida
Page 112 Jct. of Route 29 and 858 north of Sunniland
26o 18.0' 81o 20.5'
Page 114 "Andytown"
26o 08.5' 80o 26.5'
Appendix 12. Determining Latitude/Longitude Coordinates from Gazetteer: To determine latitude/longitude coordinates, first select the appropriate transparent grid for your area:
North Florida - from the state line south to 29o N latitude (i.e., north of a line from New Smyrna Beach to Yankeetown); Central Florida - 29o N latitude south to 27o N latitude (i.e., a line from Jupiter to Port Charlotte); South Florida - 27o N latitude to 25o N latitude (i.e., Tavernier).
Next, align the corners of the grid with the tic marks and corners of the DeLorme map to cover your location on the map. Determine the correct coordinates by adding or subtracting from the known coordinates on the map. Record the latitude and longitude (i.e., 30 seconds) using the coordinates to the southeast of the sighting. (Recall that latitude increases from south to north while longitude increases from east to west.) As tic marks on the DeLorme maps are 7.5 minutes apart, it is easiest to align the transparent grid using map corners and tic marks near the center of each page. This is much easier if the tic marks corresponding to 15-minute intervals are highlighted in orange. Coordinates are most accurate if you work close to the origin of the grid. With practice this is quick and fairly accurate, please perfect your technique by practicing with the examples in Appendix 11.
For the record, and for those interested in the level of accuracy available from the DeLorme maps, the grids were developed using the following information and measurements. Scale = 1:150,000 (i.e., 1" = 2.3 miles, ca. 7/16" = 1 mile, 1 cm = 1.5 km, 1 mm = 150 m, 11.25 mm = 1 mile, ad nauseum). Similarly in terms of minutes of latitude and longitude relative to map distance: 1' Latitude = 12.3 mm across the whole state, but 1' of longitude ranges from 10.5 mm in north Florida to 11.2 mm in the Keys. In terms of estimated ground distance 1' of latitude = ca. 1840 m (1.84 km), across the state (but on the maps in 1986 edition I noticed variation of from 1.83 to 1.85 km); while 1' of longitude = ca. 1.7 km (at 26o N), ca. 1.6 km (at 28o N), and ca. 1.5 km (at 30o N). Read the inside front cover of the DeLorme maps for more information.
In our experience comparing locations on DeLorme maps and the topographic quadrangles upon which they are based, our transparent grids are reliably accurate to the nearest 0.5 minute of latitude or longitude. This is roughly equivalent to locating a point to the nearest 1/4 section. If more accuracy is needed use topographic maps or (Most preferable!) Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) units set to a datum of WGS84.



Appendix 13. Data Included in Wildobs COUNTS table Record #'s Data & References
1-5497 All the data from the first major wildobs update (dated 7/21/92) except the bald eagle nest survey data (please refer to the most current bald eagle nest survey databases for bald eagle nest locations). These records include the 1986-89 wading bird survey data, 1987-1990 shorebird data (mostly least terns), caracara data summarized by Brian Millsap, and Steve Christman's scrub sites where he recorded at least one of five vertebrate species (thus, not all of Christman's sites). Related references: Runde, D. E., J. A. Gore, J. A. Hovis, M. S. Robson, and P. D. Southall. 1991. Florida atlas of breeding sites for herons and their allies. Update 1986-89. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Tech. Rep. No. 10. 147pp. StudyId=WADE1989 Hovis, J. A., and M. S. Robson. 1989. Breeding status and distribution of the least tern in the Florida Keys. Fla. Field Nat. 17:61-66. Gore, J. A. 1987. Black skimmers nesting on roofs in northwestern Florida. Fla. Field Nat. 15:77-79. Gore, J. A. 1991. Distribution and abundance of nesting least terns and black skimmers in northwest Florida. Fla. Field Nat. 19:65-96. Gore, J. A., and M. J. Kinnison. 1991. Hatching success in roof and ground colonies of least terns. Condor 93:759-762. None for caracara data (unpublished). Christman, S. P. 1988. Endemism and Florida interior sand pine scrub. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Draft Nongame Wildl. Program Final Rep., GFC-84-010, Tallahassee, Fla. (with Element Occurrence data provided by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Tallahassee, Fla.)
5498-5735 Brian Millsap's original OCCUR.DBF file minus data for projects 1.1 and 1.8 (i.e., the wading bird and caracara data included above). These records include 1986-89 and historical short-tailed hawk sightings, among other things. Related references: Millsap, B. A., M. Robson, and D. E. Runde. 1989. Short-tailed hawk survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Annu. Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 8pp. Millsap, B. A. 1987. Summer concentration of American swallow-tailed kites at Lake Okeechobee, Florida, with comments on post-breeding movements. Fla. Field Nat. 15:85-Millsap, B. A., and D. E. Runde. 1988. American swallow-tailed kite population monitoring. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Annu. Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 4pp.
5736-6674 Miscellaneous data from the first WILDOBS.DBF established in Tallahassee. This includes incidental observations as well as Jeff Gore's cave bat survey data, Kevin Enge's scrub lizard data (includes some scrub jay & gopher tortoise data), Mike Delany's early grasshopper sparrow data (from 1985 report), Jeff Cox's scrub jay data, Jeff Gore's chipmunk data, more of Brian Millsap's short-tailed hawk data, and Julie Hovis' burrowing owl data from the Keys. Related references: Gore, J. A. 1987. Bat colonies in Jackson County caves: survey of caves. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Final Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 6pp. Enge, K. M., M. M. Bentzien, and H. F. Percival. 1986. Florida scrub lizard status survey. Fla. Coop. Fish. and Wildl. Res. Unit and Jacksonville End. Species Off., Tech. Rep. No. 26. 72pp. Delany, M. F., and J. A. Cox. 1985. Florida grasshopper sparrow status survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Wildl. Res. Lab. Tech. Bull. No. 13. Gainesville, Fla. 19pp. Cox, J. A. 1987. Status and distribution of the Florida scrub jay. Fla. Ornithol. Soc., Spec. Publ. No. 3. Gainesville, Fla. 110pp. Gore, J. A. 1989. Distribution of the eastern chipmunk. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Final Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 6pp. Gore, J. A. 1990. Distribution of the eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) in Florida. Fla. Sci. 53:280-285. Millsap, B. A., M. Robson, and D. E. Runde. 1989. Short-tailed hawk survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Annu. Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 8pp. No reference for Keys burrowing owl data (unpublished).
6675-6759 Sea turtle data from the Florida Natural Areas Inventory, as well as data from a 1984 DNR sea turtle report. StudyId= SEATUR84 Related references: Florida Natural Areas Inventory. 1990. Sea turtle data from the FNAI database. Tallahassee, Fla. Harris, B. A., W. J. Conley, and J. A. Huff. 1984. The status of Florida's nesting sea turtle populations from 1979 through 1983. Fla. Dep. Nat. Resour., Bur. Mar. Res., St. Petersburg, Fla. 26pp.
6760-6890 Early incidental observations recorded by Doug Runde. Related references: None (unpublished data).
6891-6920 Mark Robson's bat survey data (1988-89). Related references: STUDYID=MASTIFF Robson, M. S. 1989. Status survey of the Florida mastiff bat. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Final Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 17pp. Robson, M. S., F. J. Mazzotti, and T. Parrott. 1989. Recent evidence of the mastiff bat in southern Florida. Fla. Field Nat. 17:81-82.
6921-8509 Data from 1992-93 Coastal Wildlife Questionnaire identifying important shorebird breeding and wintering sites, as well as neotropical migrant staging areas. Also contains data from 1991 International Piping Plover Survey, as well as some summary data from ISS. STUDYID=CWQ1992 Related references: No reference for Coastal Wildlife Questionnaire (unpublished data).
Nicholls, J. 1992. The 1991 international piping plover winter census in Florida. Pages 31-37 in S. M. Haig and J. H. Plissner. 1991 international piping plover census. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Clemson, S.C. Anonymous. 1990. Florida sites with 1000 or more shorebirds from the International Shorebird Survey data. Manomet Bird Observatory, Manomet, Mass.
8510-11277 International Shorebird Survey data for Florida, 1970-90. Each record represents a given species at a given site for a given year. Detailed date & numbers data recorded in spp_notes field. STUDYID=ISS1990 Related reference: Anonymous. 1990. 1970-1990 data from the International Shorebird Survey. Manomet Bird Observatory, Manomet, Mass.
11278-12751 Results of 1992-93 pilot survey for wintering shorebirds in Northwest Florida. StudyId = WSS1992 Related reference: Sprandel, G. L. 1994. Winter shorebird survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Annu. Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 114pp.
12752-14877 Wintering loon survey data (1991-92 = 12752-13383 -- Big Bend & Panhandle; 1992-93 = 13384-14877 -- statewide). StudyId=PJLOON, Sitetype=PJL Related references: Jodice, P. G. 1992. Surveying wintering loons from the air. End. Species Update 9 (7/8):72-74. Jodice, P. G. 1994. Wintering loon survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Final Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. In prep.
14878-15073 Julie Hovis' long-tailed weasel database. Related reference:Studid= WEASEL Hovis, J. A. 1992. Long-tailed weasel survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Nongame Wildl. Program Final Perf. Rep., Tallahassee, Fla. 17pp.
15074-16406 Mostly incidental observations entered into the database in Tallahassee or in the regions. 15074-15127 is from the Tallahassee database, which includes Florida tree snail, Stock Island tree snail, and Schaus' swallowtail survey data from Tom Emmel, as well as crocodile nests in the Keys from Paul Moler. 15128-15218 is from Nancy Joiner (mainly caracara data), and 15219-15559 comes from Julie Hovis. Finally, 15560-16162 comes from Mark Robson, while 16163-16406 comes from Donald Towles (on the Everglades Wildlife Management Area). Related references: Emmel, T. C. 1987. A summary of the historical distribution and current status of the Florida tree snail, Liguus fasciatus. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Draft Nongame Wildl. Program Final Rep., GFC-86-034, Tallahassee, Fla. Emmel, T. C. 1988. Habitat requirements and status of the endemic Schaus' swallowtail in the Florida Keys. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Draft Nongame Wildl. Program Final Rep., GFC-86-023, Tallahassee, Fla. Moler, P. E. 1991. American crocodile nest survey and monitoring. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Bur.Willdl. Res. Final Rep. 6pp. No reference for incidental observations (unpublished data) and caracara data (work in progress).
16407-16483 Wildobs records from the SWIM surveys for which we have a latitude and longitude. StudyId=SWIM Related references: Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Crystal River watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 28pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Rainbow River watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 29pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Tarpon watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 26pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Thonotosassa watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 30pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Panasoffkee watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 30pp.
16484-16738 Breeding shorebird data from 1993 pilot survey in Northwest and Central Regions, and Jacksonville area. StudyId= 93TERN Related reference: No reference (work in progress).
16739-16745 Miscellaneous wildlife observations
16746-20701 Results of 1993-94 statewide survey for wintering shorebirds. Note that all related site records (274 records) were added to SITES.DBF (record numbers 7778-8051), since they had a AW@ at the end of the SITENUMBER field. 11/8/1999. StudyId = WSS1993 Related reference: Sprandel, G. L., J. A. Gore, and D. T. Cobb. 1997. Winter shorebird survey. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm. Final Perf. Rep. Tallahassee, Fla. 162pp. + vi.
Sprandel, G. L., J. A. Gore, and D. T. Cobb. 2000. Distribution of wintering shorebirds in coastal Florida. Journal of Field Ornithology 71(4):708-720

20702-26339 Herp drift fence data compiled by Kevin Enge. A relatively small number of records may duplicate SWIM data and incidental records that were previously added to wildobs. Note that all related site records (315 records) were added to SITES.DBF (record numbers 8052-8366), since they were the first of SITETYPE, AKEH@. 8/22/2000, StudyId=HERPSTAN Related reference: Enge, K. M. 1997. A standardized protocol for drift-fence surveys. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm. Tech. Rep. No. 4. Tallahassee, Fla. 69pp. + vi.
26340-26670 Fisheating creek surveys, for drift fences, Florida scrub-jay, Crested caracara, Sandhill cranes, Gopher tortoise, Short-tailed Hawk, and Swallow-tail kite, Small mammal trapping, and red-cockaded woodpeckers. Related reference: Enge, K. M., and N.J. Douglass. 2002. Easement Documentation Report, (Volume Ii: Vertebrate Surveys) For Fisheating Creek Ecosystem - Phase I, Glades County, Florida. Fla. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Final Report. 74pp. Studyid=FEC
26671-26768 Data from contracted project NG94-021, Scrub lizard project, Branch, L. C., D. G. Hokit, B. M. Stith, B. W. Bowen, A. M. Clark. 1999. Effects of landscape dynamics on endemic scrub lizards: an assessment with molecular genetics and GIS modeling. FWC Final Report, Tallahassee. Studyid= NG94-021
26769-28882 Data from contracted project NG99-009 marsh wren survey, Resurvey of the Distribution and Status of MacGillivray's Seaside Sparrow and Worthington's Marsh Wren, NG99-009, Contracted Project, by Cathleen C. NeSmith and Sally S. Jue. Studyid= NG99-009
28883-28976 Casual observations collected on wildobs forms in North central region.
28977-29962 Data from shorebird complexes study of Lanark Reef. Gabbard, C, G. Sprandel, D. Cobb. 2001. Home range analysis of shorebirds wintering along the Gulf of Mexico, Florida. USA. Wader Study Group Bulletin 96:79-85 and Gunnels, C.M. 1999. Survey and home range analyses of wintering shorebirds using the Lanark Reef shorebird complex, Franklin County, Florida. M.Sc. thesis, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. StudyId=LAN
29963-30090 Incidental observations submitted on the web site mainly from the North central region.
30092-31774 Records from breeding shorebird data compilation. Sprandel, G. L. 1999. Consolidated breeding records for colonial shorebirds from 1973-1997. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Final Performance Report. Tallahassee. 35pp + ii. Study id = BSDC1998
31775- 34062 Colonial shorebird survey 1998-2000. Rooftop surveys from volunteers, ground surveys by FWC personnel, and incidental observations of other shorebirds by FWC personnel. StudyId= BSS98-00
34523- 34782 Crested caracara data from Joan Morrison's contracted projects. Study id = MORICARA.
34783-34798 Miscellaneous web submitted observations.
34799-35094 Lake Talquin drawdown study. Counts of wading birds spring and fall, Osprey nesting, winter waterfowl, and High bluff counts. StudyID=TALQDRAW. Publication Sprandel, G, L. R. L. Cailteux, and D. T. Cobb, 2002. Influence of a reservoir drawdown on bird use of Lake Talquin, Florida. Lake and Reservoir Management. Vol 18(2):164-176.
35095 - 35128 This data is from the contracted project NG96-025: Taxonomic Status of the Great White heron (Ardea herodias occidentalis): An Analysis of Behavioral, Genetic, and Morphometric Evidence, June 2002. Heather L. McGuire. Mainly this is incidental observations in Florida Bay. Study Id = NG96-025
35129 - 35306 Incidental observations submitted from the web site, primarily from Southwest region.
35307 - 35336 Crested Caracara data from Kim Dryden OES. Audubon's Crested Caracara Location information and General comments on SW Florida population, May 13, 1993. K. Dryden. Florida Fish and Wildlife Services, Office of Env. Services, Punta Gorda. Study Id = DRYDCARA
35337 - 35377 Assorted turtle records from Dale Jackson. 1999. Survey of an Important Distributional Gap in the Florida Range of the River Cooter and other Freshwater Turtles, Final Report to Nongame program, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. NG97130, Studyid = NG97-002
35378 - 37733 Bird and herp surveys from the SWIM survey. The lat/lons were determined from Township/range/section. StudyId = SWIM. For both herps and birds, the counts, represent the sum of all counts at a given site and habitat match. Related references: Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Crystal River watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 28pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Rainbow River watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 29pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Tarpon watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 26pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Thonotosassa watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 30pp. Joiner, N. D., K. M. Enge, J. A. Feiertag, J. C. Godwin, G. E. Reynolds, and D. E. Runde. 1992. Aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys for the Lake Panasoffkee watershed. Fla. Game and Fresh Water Fish Comm., Final Rep., Southwest Fla. Water Manage. Dist. Contract No. 89093. 30pp.
37734 - 37961 Miscellaneous web submittals. Stray observations from South Florida regional office (STUDYID=NJDOBS), including Crested Carcara observations, burrowing owl, Florida Scrub-Jay.
37962 - 39287 Data from Audubon of Florida, of waterbird colonies (wading birds, herons, egrets, larids, gulls, terns) in Tampa Bay area. Studyid=FASTAMPA.
39288 - 39362 A few observations from the web sites. High counts from George Wallace's compilation POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF A HORSESHOE CRAB FISHERY ON MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS IN FLORIDA StudyId=HORSCRAB
39363 - 39733 Observation of Barbour's Map Turtle and other basking turtles from the Choctawhatchee and Ochlockonee River. StudyId=GWBARMAP
39734 - 40679 Observations from The Florida Burrowing Owl Projec, StudyId=FLBUOWPR
40680 -40701 Observations of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers Lathrop Bayou, in Bay County StudyId=LABAYRCW
40702 - 40800 Observations from International Piping and Snowy Plover Survey 2001, StudyId= 2001PIPL
40801 - 40856 Selected sea turtle nests 1998-1999, NW Florida, StudyId = NWSEAT98
40857 - 40972 Sea Turtle Nesting 1998 to 2002 - Alligator Point, studyId= ALPTSEAT
40973 - 41006 Panama City Crayfish study, studyId= PCCRAY
41007 - 41054 Miscellaneous web submittals.

Appendix 18. Data collected through Commission-sponsored projects.
The Contracted Projects Program, project proposal guidelines presents specific requirements on data collection. Following are some additional specific tips to the principle investigator:
1. The fields and value described for sites and counts above are meant to allow sharing of the data within our agency, and other agencies (such as Florida Natural Areas Inventory) that we have cooperative agreements with. For example, the habitat classification we use allows a common means of describing the habitat type. If the particular project uses a different classification scheme, it is requested that a reference be included to the classification scheme as well as possible mapping to our proposed scheme. Additionally if different field names are used, it should be clear the meaning and mapping to the above fields. For example if the project has a "Count" field, the associated metadata should detail whether this is a count of individuals, nests, pairs, or what. 2. At a minimum, the fields in the "Contracted Projects Program, project proposal" should be included, that is, specifically: a. The data for sites should include the site name, observer, affiliation of the observer, latitude, longitude, date the site information was included, mapping method and datum, county name, habitat description, and any notes. b. The data for specific observations should include the observer, affiliation, date of the observation, common name of the species, a count of the individuals, and how the count was determined, and any notes. 3. At a minimum, the metadata described in Appendix 16 should be included with the data delivery in paper format. If the project has already completed FGDC compliant metadata for the project, that is sufficient. 4. Acceptable data formats are dBase IV, Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Access 1997, Microsoft Excel, Arc/View shape files, or delimited text file (provided a description of the fields is included). 5. In all studies latitude and longitude should be acquired with a Global positioning system (GPS). 6. Data may be delivered on 3.5" diskette, CD-ROM, Zip disk, or if less than 1 megabytes via email.
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