Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Linking Snail Kite Foraging Activity, Habitat Quality, and Critical Demographic Parameters to Guide Effective Conservation

June 2010 - April 2012


Participating Agencies

  • USGS

Recent demographic studies reveal alarming trends in the snail kite population in Florida. Kite numbers have drastically declined since 1999, with the population essentially halving from 2000 to 2002 and again from 2006 to 2008.