Program Info

Website
https://rookerybay.org/
Region(s)
SW
Summary
As a partner with FWC, Audubon Florida, and USFWS, RBNERR collects non-breeding shorebird data year-round to determine long-term coastal bird trends. Cape Romano, Keewaydin, and Ten Thousand Islands are surveyed for shorebird abundance, composition, habitat, and behavior.
Parameters
weather conditions, date, time, observers, disturbance, predator presence, flock location, species, number of individuals, tide cycle, number of banded birds, banded bird combination, wrack level
Notes
Application
This data is used in determining crucial shorebird habitat for future management. The data is also useful to determine shorebird responses to coastal changes such as storms or erosion.
Publications
Ten Thousand Islands data is shared with USFWS. Cape Romano and Keewaydin data is shared with FWC. All data is shared with Audubon Florida.
Start
2007
End
Current
Frequency
Variable
Method
Waterbirds are surveyed from boat. Using a scope or binoculars, number of individuals of each species are counted. Flocks are counted as 10 birds or more. Flock data includes species abundance, wrack level, coordinates, behavior, and disturbance.
Discontinuity
2007 to 2015 had limited surveys, 2016 to 2018 shifted to weekly surveys in the non-breeding season (Sept to April), 2018 surveyed biweekly or weekly year-round
Data Location
Access database on RBNERR Common Drive
Data Format
Access
Habitats
RCP Program not part of SEACAR analysis
Recommended Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Collette Lauzau

Sr. Lab Technician

Collette.Lauzau@FloridaDEP.gov

239-530-5963

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Indicators

Indicator
RCP Program not part of SEACAR analysis - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS RBAvianEcologyDatabase2_4.accdb 02/11/19 03:44 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols FWC_NonBreedingProtocol_Final.pdf 02/11/19 03:44 PM View Details