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Florida Shorebird and Seabird Reports

Shorebird plans

A Species Action Plan for Four Imperiled Beach Nesting Birds: American oystercatcher, Snowy plover, Least tern, Black skimmer (Douglass et al. 2013). Download

Florida Beach-nesting Bird Plan (Schulte et al. 2016). Download.

Monitoring reports

Refining the FWC beach-nesting bird protocol for threatened ground-nesting seabirds (Brush et al. 2016). Download.    

Florida Shorebird Database: Data Summary Report 2015. Download. 

Florida Shorebird Database: Data Summary Report 2014. Download.

Florida Shorebird Database: Data Summary Report 2013. Download.

Florida Shorebird Database: Data Summary Report 2011-2012. Download.

2005 2008 BNB Report 

Florida Beach-nesting Bird Report, 2005-2008
Chris Burney-FWC. 2009

Report summarizes the data contributed to FWC's Beach-nesting Birds Website from 2005 to 2008 (note: does not include data on roof-top nests and colonies).

download (pdf, 7.60 MB)


Survey reports

2010 Statewide Seabird and Shorebird Rooftop Nesting Survey in Florida.

Ricardo Zambrano and T. Natasha Warraich - FWC.

Since the last statewide rooftop nesting survey was completed in 1997-2000 (Gore et al. 2007), about a third of the roofs utilized by nesting shorebirds are no longer suitable for nesting. However, many more roofs have been colonized by shorebirds, and remain the primary nesting sites for Least Terns. Read more about this in the new report.

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2006 PIPL Report

Data from the 2006 International Piping Plover Census
Elise Elliott-Smith and Susan M. Haig-USGS. 2009

This report presents the results of the 2006 International Census of Piping Plovers. Two sets of tabular data are reported: one for distribution and abundance of wintering Piping Plovers, the other for distribution and abundance of breeding Piping Plovers.

download (pdf, 10.1 MB)

1989 SNPL Report

Snowy Plover Breeding Distribution, 1989
Jeff Gore and Charles Chase-FWC. 1989

Report summarizes surveys of breeding populations and nesting habitat of Snowy Plover conducted in 1989 along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama.

download (pdf, 685 KB)

1994 Winter Shorebird Report

Winter Shorebird Survey, 1994
Gary Sprandel, Jeffery Gore, and David Cobb-FWC. 1997

Report summarizes findings from a 1993-94 survey looking to identify important sites for wintering shorebirds in Florida.

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2001 AMOY Report

Survey of Breeding American Oystercatcher Populations in Florida, 2001
Nancy Douglass and Lara Clayton-FWC. 2004

Report summarizes a statewide survey conducted in 2001 to determine the breeding distribution of American Oystercatchers in Florida.

download (pdf, 391 KB)

2002 SNPL Report

Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2002
Karen Lamonte and Nancy Douglass-FWC. 2002

Report assesses 1) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers wintering in Florida, 2) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers breeding in Florida, and 3) productivity of snowy plovers nesting on Florida beaches.

download (pdf, 5.5 MB)

2006 SNPL Report

Status and Distribution of Snowy Plover in Florida, 2006
John Himes and Nancy Douglass-FWC. 2006

Report assesses 1) the population size and distribution of snowy plovers breeding in Florida, and 2) nesting succes of snowy plovers on Florida beaches, and makes comparisons with 2002 study.

download (pdf, 2.25 MB)

Distribution and abundance of breeding seabirds along the coast of Florida, 1998 – 2000. Gore, J. A., J. A. Hovis, G. L. Sprandel, and N. J. Douglass. 2007.

Final Performance Report, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee.

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