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Wading Bird Colony Location, Size, Timing and Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill Nesting Success

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: H. Franklin Percival, Peter Frederick, Jerome J. Lorenz
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Wading Bird Colony Location, Size, Timing and Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill Nesting Success
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=birds_nest
Description:
Abstract:
The three-year work order associated with this project is designed to continue and enhance monitoring of populations of breeding wading birds in the south Florida ecosystem. Wading birds are a dominant predator in the Greater Everglades region and represent a large part of the vertebrate biomass; breeding population responses are considered to be integrative and reflective of many aspects of the wetland habitat. Success and productivity of breeding is also predicted to improve, especially for two species specifically for which past information is available - Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills. This project continues to build on an existing database of reproductive success and productivity information extending back to the 1960's for Wood Storks and to the 1930's for spoonbills and it continues a large and fruitful wading bird dataset which has already served as an early warning of the collapse of ecosystem function, the widespread contamination of the wetland biota with mercury, and the critical functions provided by droughts, to name a few.
Purpose:
The objectives of this project are to provide for annual monitoring of size, location, and species composition of nesting aggregations, to provide annual quantitative information on nest success and nest productivity, to standardize methods and integrate results, to develop and refine systematic survey methods, and to provide an annual report with species-specific estimates of breeding wading birds.
Supplemental_Information:
The data reside on and can be accessed through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan database site CERPZone.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2004
Ending_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida and Everglades National Park
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.50
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.30
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.00
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.00
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Everglades Restoration
Theme_Keyword: wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Wading Birds
Theme_Keyword: Herons
Theme_Keyword: Egrets
Theme_Keyword: Ibises
Theme_Keyword: Storks
Theme_Keyword: Spoonbills
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Everglades
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: birds
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The American Ornithologists' Union
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Checklist of North American Birds
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Taxonomic_Procedures: Observed birds identified to species.
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Superclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tetrapoda
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Aves
Applicable_Common_Name: Birds
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pelecaniformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ardeidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ardeinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ardea
Applicable_Common_Name: Great Herons
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ardea alba
Applicable_Common_Name: Great Egret
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Egretta
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Egretta thula
Applicable_Common_Name: Snowy Egret
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Egretta tricolor
Applicable_Common_Name: Tricolored Heron
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Egretta caerulea
Applicable_Common_Name: Little Blue Heron
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Threskiornithidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Plataleinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Platalea
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Platalea ajaja
Applicable_Common_Name: Roseate Spoonbill
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Threskiornithinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eudocimus
Applicable_Common_Name: White Ibises
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eudocimus albus
Applicable_Common_Name: White Ibis
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ciconiiformes
Applicable_Common_Name: Storks
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ciconiidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mycteria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mycteria americana
Applicable_Common_Name: Wood Stork
Access_Constraints:
Wood Stork is Federally endangered; Roseate Spoonbill is Federally threatened.
Use_Constraints:
Communication with Dr. Frederick will allow best interpretation of the data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peter Frederick
Contact_Organization: Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 110430
Address: University of Florida
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32611
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 352-846-0565
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pfred@ufl.edu
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Spreadsheet

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report: Not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This project is divided into six tasks: 1) Task 1 - Estimate numbers of nests, timing and locations of nesting colonies in Florida Bay. Deliverable - Annual wading bird nesting report, which includes location and species-specific estimates of nesting activity in each colony in the region; this report will be part of the integrated Wading Bird Nesting report. Final report will include information collected in all years of study. Timeframe - Begin in November of each year of study, end in June of each year of study. Annual and final report due July 30 of each year of monitoring. 2) Task 2 - Estimate numbers of nests, timing and location of nesting in colonies in Big Cypress National Preserve and develop and test transect spacing in cypress and mangrove habitat. Deliverable - Annual wading bird nesting report, which includes location and species-specific estimates of nesting activity in each colony in the region; this report will be part of the integrated Wading Bird Nesting report. Final report will include information collected in all years of study. Note that this will include specific information on efficacy of various transect spacing in mangrove and cypress habitat. Timeframe - Begin in January of each year of study, end in June of each year of study. Annual and final report due July 30 of each year of monitoring. 3) Task 3 - Estimate numbers of nests, timing and location of nesting in colonies in Lake Okeechobee. Deliverable - Annual wading bird nesting report, which includes location and species-specific estimates of nesting activity in each colony in the region; this report will be part of the integrated Wading Bird Nesting report. Final report will include information collected in all years of study. Timeframe - Begin in January of each year of study, end in June of each year of study. Annual and final report due July 30 of each year of monitoring. 4) Task 4 - Provide ground-truthing of aerial surveys in Everglades National Park. Deliverable - Annual wading bird nesting report, which includes location and species-specific estimates of nesting activity in each colony in the region; this report will be part of the integrated Wading Bird Nesting report. Final report will include information collected in all years of study. Timeframe - Begin in November of each year of study, end in June of each year of study. Annual and final report due July 30 of each year of monitoring. 5) Task 5 - Monitor nest success and productivity of Wood Storks. Deliverable - Annual, summary and final Wood Stork reports containing quantitative information on nest success, clutch size, brood size, hatchability and numbers of young per nest start. Timeframe - Reproductive information will be collected between January and July of each year. Annual reports are due on August 30 of each year. Summary reports (containing information from all years of study) are due on September 30 of final year of the work order. Note that this task relies on colony survey and monitoring information provided by Tasks 1, 2, and 3. 6) Task 6 - Monitor nest success and productivity of Roseate Spoonbills. Deliverable - Annual, summary and final Roseate Spoonbill reports containing quantitative information on nest success, clutch size, brood size, hatchability and numbers of young per nest start. Timeframe - Reproductive nest success information will be collected from November through June of each year. Annual reports are due by August 30 of each year. Summary reports (containing information from all years of study) are due on September 30 of final year of the work order. Note that this task relies on colony survey and monitoring information provided by tasks 1, 2, and 3.
Process_Date: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140428
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
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