Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for Snail Kites and Apple Snails in the Greater Everglades
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_SnailKites_AppleSnails

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Summary
Abstract: The endangered snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a wetland-dependent raptor feeding almost exclusively on a single species of aquatic snail, the Florida apple snail (Pomacea paludosa). The viability of the kite population is dependent on the hydrologic conditions (both short-term and long-term) that (1) maintain sufficient abundances and densities of apple snails, and (2) provide suitable ... View entire text

Purpose: The following objectives of the proposed work are meant to directly address these critical gaps: To determine how hydrology, habitat quality, and prey density affect snail availability for foraging and nesting snail kites. To determine how snail availability affects kite foraging success, and nest and foraging site selection. To determine how snail availability affects nest success and ... View entire text
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Description: SOFIA Project Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.6   S: 25.0   E: -80.6   W: -81.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wiley M. Kitchens, Robert Fletcher, Christa Zweig
Dataset Title: Comprehensive Monitoring Plan for Snail Kites and Apple Snails in the Greater Everglades
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=mpkites_snails
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2015-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.1 decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.1 decimal degrees
Instrument
COMPASSES Ancillary Description
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Researchers performed instrument calibrations and spot checked data and spreadsheet macros for outliers.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Not applicable

COMPLETENESS REPORT: All years are represented but not all sights are represented each year (collection location depends on the activity of the birds each season)

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DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 352-392-1861
Fax: 352-392-1707
Email: kitchensw at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
University of Florida
PO Box 110485
City: Gainesville
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32611
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Bennets,R.E. & W.M. Kitchens (1997), The demography and movements of snail kites in Florida, Technical Report, 56, 169pp, U.S. Geological Survey/Biological Resources Division, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Gainsville, FL
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-01-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-02-24
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