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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BIRDS Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54257.

Item Identification

Title: Northwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BIRDS Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for diving birds, gulls, terns, passerines, pelagic birds, raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl in Northwest Peninsular Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird concentration areas, nesting areas, roosting areas, vulnerable occurrences, wintering areas, and general use areas. Species-specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in associated data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set is a portion of the ESI data for Northwest Peninsular Florida. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

Converted from NWPENFL_BIO_BIRDS_v2.xml , October 2018

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Quantum Spatial Inc., Corvallis, Oregon for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Northwest Peninsular Florida

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BIRDS) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information. The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many. During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 788918
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 788919
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 788920
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 788921
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 797417
W° Bound: -84.8957
E° Bound: -82.2746
N° Bound: 30.0422
S° Bound: 26.4897

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 797418
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016
End: 2018

Extent Group 2

No extents defined for this group.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 788913
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 8138

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 788925
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2018 - Present)
File Name: NW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2018-04-04 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 186 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 788915
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 788916
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Northwest Peninsular Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 797419
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 788939
Activity Date/Time: 2018-10-19
Responsible Party: Tyler Christensen
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) via XSLT.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, check the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of digital data, expert knowledge, scientific articles, unpublished reports, survey data, and maps on bird nesting, wintering, migratory staging and other spatial/temporal concentration areas. These data do not necessarily represent all bird occurrences in Northwest Peninsular Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name or "n/a" if not applicable): 1, Common loon, Gavia immer; 5, Horned grebe, Podiceps auritus; 8, Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; 17, Northern pintail, Anas acuta; 18, Green-winged teal, Anas crecca; 20, Northern shoveler, Anas clypeata; 22, Greater scaup, Aythya marila; 23, Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; 26, Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola; 33, Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator; 34, American coot, Fulica americana; 38, Herring gull, Larus argentatus; 40, Ring-billed gull, Larus delawarensis; 42, Bonaparte's gull, Larus philadelphia; 54, Great blue heron, Ardea herodias; 56, Spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularia; 58, Greater yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca; 60, Red knot, Calidris canutus; 62, Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla; 63, Dunlin, Calidris alpina; 64, Short-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus; 66, Western sandpiper, Calidris mauri; 67, Sanderling, Calidris alba; 69, Semipalmated plover, Charadrius semipalmatus; 70, Killdeer, Charadrius vociferous; 71, Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola; 73, Ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres; 76, Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus; 77, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus; 86, Least tern, Sternula antillarum; 87, Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea; 88, Great egret, Ardea alba; 89, Snowy egret, Egretta thula; 90, Black-crowned night-heron, Nycticorax nycticorax; 91, Glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus; 93, Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis; 94, Tricolored heron, Egretta tricolor; 97, Green heron, Butorides virescens; 98, Laughing gull, Larus atricilla; 115, White ibis, Eudocimus albus; 116, Roseate spoonbill, Platalea ajaja; 118, Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis; 120, Yellow-crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea; 121, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga; 124, Redhead, Aythya americana; 125, Clapper rail, Rallus longirostris; 127, Sooty tern, Onychoprion fuscatus; 132, Wood stork, Mycteria americana; 133, Black skimmer, Rynchops niger; 134, Gull-billed tern, Gelochelidon nilotica; 135, Sandwich tern, Thalasseus sandvicensis; 136, Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia; 137, Royal tern, Thalasseus maximus; 138, Forster's tern, Sterna forsteri; 139, Snowy plover, Charadrius alexandrinus; 141, American avocet, Recurvirostra americana; 142, Black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus; 148, Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis; 150, Black rail, Laterallus jamaicensis; 152, American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus; 153, Piping plover, Charadrius melodus; 154, Wilson's plover, Charadrius wilsonia; 155, Willet, Tringa semipalmata; 162, Gadwall, Anas strepera; 163, Reddish egret, Egretta rufescens; 167, Northern gannet, Morus bassanus; 169, American wigeon, Anas americana; 172, Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis; 173, American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; 178, Least bittern, Ixobrychus exilis; 180, Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; 182, American kestrel, Falco sparverius; 190, Blue-winged teal, Anas discors; 198, Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus; 210, Marbled godwit, Limosa fedoa; 211, Mottled duck, Anas fulvigula; 225, Marsh wren, Cistothorus palustris; 241, Franklin's gull, Larus pipixcan, 272, Teals, Anas sp.; 277, Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus; 280, Swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus; 286, Dowitchers, Limnodromus spp.; 295, Florida scrub-jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens; 299, Scaup, Aythya spp.; 301, Mergansers, n/a; 302, Scoters, Melanitta spp.; 305, Red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealis; 306, Limpkin, Aramus guarauna; 346, Boobies, Sula spp.; 354, Short-tailed hawk, Buteo brachyurus; 381, Crested caracara, Caracara plancus; 420, Mangrove cuckoo, Coccyzus minor; 859, Scott's seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus peninsulae; 862, Prairie warbler, Setophaga discolor; 1001, Gulls, n/a; 1002, Shorebirds, n/a; 1003, Waterfowl, n/a; 1004, Wading birds, n/a; 1006, Diving birds, n/a; 1008, Terns, n/a; 1017, Sandpipers, n/a; 1022, Seabirds, n/a; 1030, Frigatebirds, Fregata spp.; 1035, Pelicans, Pelicanus spp.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute Accuracy Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

ACTIVE WOOD STORK NESTING COLONIES AND COUNTS IN FLORIDA 2006 TO 2015

CC ID: 788875
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2016-03-23
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

AMERICAN KESTREL (FALCO SPARVERIUS)

CC ID: 788900
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 2002-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.602
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

ANHINGA (ANHINGA ANHINGA)

CC ID: 788902
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.522
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

BALD EAGLE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES AND CONSERVATION MEASURES

CC ID: 788880
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

BALD EAGLE NESTING LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA 1998 - 2014

CC ID: 788874
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Publish Date: 2015-06-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://geodata.myfwc.com/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

BEACH NESTING BIRDS REFERENCE GUIDE

CC ID: 788901
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (NYCTICORAX NYCTICORAX)

CC ID: 788903
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.74
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

BLACK-NECKED STILT (HIMANTOPUS MEXICANUS)

CC ID: 788904
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.449
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

BROWN PELICAN (PELECANUS OCCIDENTALIS)

CC ID: 788906
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.609
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

CASPIAN TERN (HYDROPROGNE CASPIA)

CC ID: 788907
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.403
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

DATA SOURCE COMPILATION OF SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF RED KNOTS IN FLORIDA

CC ID: 788889
Contact Name: JANE COOKE, UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

FIELD GUIDE TO THE RARE ANIMALS OF FLORIDA

CC ID: 788884
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

FLORIDA MID-WINTER COASTAL BIRD SURVEY

CC ID: 788883
Contact Name: PETER PLAGE, UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: SPREADSHEET

FLORIDA NATURAL ELEMENT OCCURRENCE POLYGON DATA LAYER, APRIL 2016 VERSION

CC ID: 788886
Contact Name: FLORIDA NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY
Publish Date: 2016-04-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1894
Extent End Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

FLORIDA SHOREBIRD DATABASE (2011 - 2015), DOWNLOADED JUNE 2016

CC ID: 788879
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: SPREADSHEET

FLORIDA'S BREEDING BIRD ATLAS: A COLLABORATIVE STUDY OF FLORIDA'S BIRDLIFE

CC ID: 788905
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.myfwc.com/bba/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

GEOGRAPHICAL AND SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF BIRDS WITHIN THE CRYSTAL RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX

CC ID: 788896
Contact Name: JOYCE KLEEN, CRYSTAL RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

GEOGRAPHICAL AND SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF BIRDS WITHIN THE LOWER SUWANNEE AND CEDAR KEYS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

CC ID: 788895
Contact Name: ANDREW GUDE, LOWER SUWANNEE/CEDAR KEYS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS - FLORIDA

CC ID: 788882
Contact Name: FLORIDA AUDUBON SOCIETY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

MID-WINTER WATERFOWL INVENTORY

CC ID: 788885
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1972
Extent End Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

Source Format: SPREADSHEET

PIPING PLOVER CRITICAL HABITAT (FINAL)

CC ID: 788878
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Publish Date: 2001-04-10
Citation URL: http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RED KNOT FLOCK DATA

CC ID: 788892
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION; COURTESY OF UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

RED KNOT OCCURRENCES - 2006 INTERNATIONAL PIPING PLOVER CENSUS

CC ID: 788888
Contact Name: UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY; COURTESY OF USFWS NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

SCRUB JAY HABITAT IN FLORIDA, 1992-1993

CC ID: 788877
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1992
Extent End Date/Time: 1993
Citation URL: http://research.myfwc.com/
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

SEASONALITY OF ROOSTING WADING BIRDS

CC ID: 788898
Contact Name: FLORIDA AUDUBON; MARK RACHAL, ANN PAUL, MARRIANE KOROSY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

SUMMARY OF RED KNOT SIGHTINGS, 2005-2015

CC ID: 788891
Contact Name: EBIRD; COURTESY OF UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE

CC ID: 788908
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 1995-01-01
Citation URL: http://10.2173/bna.138
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

TRACKING LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATION TO ASSESS MARINE POLLUTION IMPACT

CC ID: 788899
Contact Name: WILLIAM MONTEVECCHI, DAVID FIFIELD, CHANTELLE BURKE, STEFAN GARTHE, APRIL HEDD, JEAN-FRANCOIS RAIL AND GREGORY ROBERTSON
Publish Date: 2011-10-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2010
Citation URL: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/roybiolett/8/2/218.full.pdf
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

USFWS RESIGHT SUMMARY - RED KNOT

CC ID: 788890
Contact Name: BANDEDBIRDS.ORG; COURTESY OF UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

WATERBIRD NESTING AND ROOSTING LOCATIONS

CC ID: 788894
Contact Name: FLORIDA AUDUBON; MARK RACHAL, ANN PAUL, MARRIANE KOROSY
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

WATERFOWL DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY

CC ID: 788897
Contact Name: JIM WORTHAM, UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016
Source Contribution:

Source Format: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

WATERFOWL FOCUS AREAS AND FOCUS AREA REPORT (2005)

CC ID: 788893
Contact Name: ATLANTIC COAST JOINT VENTURE
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

WINTER SHOREBIRD SURVEY; FINAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

CC ID: 788887
Contact Name: FLORIDA GAME AND FRESH WATER FISH COMMISSION
Publish Date: 1997-02-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1993
Extent End Date/Time: 1994
Citation URL: http://flshorebirdalliance.org/media/11438/Sprandel_Gore_Cobb-1994_Winter_Shorebirds.pdf
Source Contribution:

Source Format: DOCUMENT

WOOD STORK (MYCTERIA AMERICANA)

CC ID: 788881
Contact Name: CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY AND THE AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ONLINE
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Citation URL: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/409
Source Contribution:

Source Format: WEBSITE

WOOD STORK NESTING CORE FORAGING AREAS, 2006-2015

CC ID: 788876
Contact Name: UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE - NORTH FLORIDA ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OFFICE
Publish Date: 2016-03-23
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

Source Format: VECTOR DIGITAL DATA

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 788909
Description:

1. Selection of species: Bird species are included in this atlas either because of their likelihood of direct or indirect impact by an oil spill or similar incident, their general rarity or imperilment, or their special protection status as threatened or endangered. Migratory or wintering concentration areas, nesting sites and colonies, and protected species are especially emphasized. Bird concentration areas depicted in this atlas are described for various groups of birds below. Colonial waterbirds, shorebirds, and wading birds: Nesting locations for terns, gulls, shorebirds, pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, egrets, herons and storks were mapped using digital polygon data, point locations and accompanying summary spreadsheets obtained from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Audubon and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Concentration values were generalized when presented for a range of dates (10s, 100s, 1000s, etc.) or may represent the most recent count data available. When information on nesting concentrations were not provided the concentration value was left blank. In the more remote areas of the Big Bend region, nesting information was provided by U.S Fish and Wildlife Refuge managers and biologists in the form of expert knowledge. When nesting associations were made with habitat types (i.e. wading birds in marshes and mangroves) the concentration value was listed as "potential" to denote the uncertainty in the data. Historical nesting locations were included in the data and noted as such in the concentration field as many colonial waterbird nesting locations are ephemeral in nature but offer prime roosting and loafing areas even when not used for nesting. Historical nesting information was provided by Florida Audubon and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI). Migratory, roosting, high use concentration areas and overwintering hotspot locations for pelicans, wading birds, terns, and shorebirds (specifically piping plovers and red knots, state and federally threatened, and snowy plovers, state threatened) were mapped using survey data provided by FL FWC, USGS, USFWS, Florida Audubon, expert opinion, and data compiled from Ebird and other sources. Wood stork foraging distributions (state and federally threatened) were provided by the USFWS and cover large areas surrounding known nesting and roosting locations. Concentration values, when presented, represent ranges or generalized values.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 788910
Description:

2. Marsh obligate species: Salt and freshwater marshes are ranked as highly sensitive to oiling due to their biological productivity and the tendency for oil to persist based on low relative expose to wind/wave energy and the difficulties associated with human cleanup activities. Marshes are extremely valuable for a suite of bird species in the region including rails, bitterns, and marsh obligate passerines, and should be prioritized for protection wherever they exist. Due to their cryptic nesting behaviors and the difficulties of surveying in these areas, most mapped nesting locations represent larger habitat associations. General distributions of nesting birds were mapped to habitat associations only in regions where data suggested strongly that nesting occurs. Therefore, not all suitable habitats were mapped as potential nesting habitat Never-the-less, extensive mangrove and salt marsh habitat fringing the Gulf of Mexico in this region most likely supports large numbers of marsh obligate species. Therefore, an absence of a polygon in a region does not mean a species will not be present in the event of a spill.Waterfowl: In addition to the shallow protected waters of Tampa Bay, Old Tampa and Hillsborough Bay, the region covered in this ESI is characterized by large expanses of sub-aquatic vegetation that grows on the shallow shelf areas of the Gulf of Mexico. As such, this region supports large aggregations of wintering and migrating waterfowl; even in the offshore regions. Waterfowl distributions were mapped using data collected by the FWC and USFWS as part of an effort to monitor redhead duck populations using the Gulf during the winter months. Aerial surveys were flown during peak abundance from 1972 through 2003. These surveys, although primarily focused on redheads and scaup, did enumerate other aggregations of ducks when they were encountered. Jim Wortham, a pilot biologist from the USFWS familiar with the survey, provided expert knowledge on specific redhead concentration areas and seasonality of wintering ducks in the region. Offshore waters were divided into nearshore and offshore regions to denote the habitat preference of the waterfowl mapped. Concentration values, when populated, indicate a generalized maximum yearly count for that species and unit (100s, 1,000s, 10,000s, etc.). Additional areas providing critical foraging habitat and refuge areas for migrating and wintering waterfowl were mapped using data from the Atlantic Coast Join Venture Waterfowl Implementation Plan. There is a lack of information available regarding specific locations of breeding waterfowl in this region. The Florida mottled duck, a Florida endemic species, does breed in upland areas adjacent to wetlands from February through June and undergoes a flightless molting period between July and September during which they commonly congregate on large wetlands (A Conservation Plan for the Florida Mottled Duck, FL FWC). These general life history behaviors are not captured within the database.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 788911
Description:

3. Raptors: Nesting locations for bald eagles, osprey (state conservation concern), and swallow-tailed kites were map using data from the FL FWC, Florida Audubon and FNAI.Seabirds: No pelagic seabirds nest within this region. Although large data gaps exist regarding seabird distribution and abundance in the Gulf of Mexico (Analyzing the Gaps in Long-term monitoring of the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Conservancy; http://www.oceanconservancy.org/), the Gulf does support scattered populations of resident and wintering seabirds. Recent studies suggest that the Gulf supports a large percentage of the North Atlantic population of juvenile northern gannets in the winter months. Juvenile northern gannets were estimated to be heavily impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill of 2010. In addition to northern gannets, the offshore waters in this region support wintering populations of common loons. Roosting locations for frigate birds were mapped using information from Florida Audubon, FNAI and expert knowledge. Although the data is sparse, it should be assumed that all offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico will support some level of seabirds and sea ducks during all months of the year and owing to their reliance on the marine environment this species group are considered highly sensitive to oil spills. Rare, threatened and endangered passerines: Nesting locations of rare, threatened or endangered passerines (mainly red-cockaded woodpeckers, state and federally endangered and Florida scrub jays, state and federally threatened) were included as polygons in this atlas even when hydrographically removed from large waterbodies in an effort to make this update more usable in an all hazards context. These data were obtained from FWC and FNAI databases. These species are not generally thought of as at risk from an oil spill itself but their listing status should be taken into consideration when conducting cleanup operations in the vicinity of know nesting locations.

Process Date/Time: 2016-12-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

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