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Productivity and Habitat Modeling of Wood Storks Mycteria Americana Nesting in North and Central Florida. Final Performance Report

?Hydrologic conditions (rainfall and surface water levels), latitude/longitude, and area and types of habitats surrounding wood stork (Mycteria americana) colonies in Florida were analyzed at 10 km, 20 km, and 30 km radii around each colony to examine the relationship between stork nesting variables (fledging rate and colony size) during 2003-2005 and available habitat surrounding each colony. Seven variables within 10 km, 14 variables within 20 km, and 6 variables within 30 km of colonies were correlated with fledging rates. Both wetland and non-wetland habitats had significant effects on fledging rate and colony size. Rainfall during the previous 12-24 months had the most constant effect on fledging rates among all the variables. Both larger colonies and colonies in North Florida had higher fledging rates. ...

Publisher - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Subjects - Bird, Wood Stork, Mycteria americana


Citation: odgers Jr JA, Barrett M, Butryn RS. 2010. Productivity and Habitat Modeling of Wood Storks Mycteria Americana Nesting in North and Central Florida. Final Performance Report. St. Petersburg (FL): Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). 21 pp.