|Introduction. This site provides access to the Florida Breeding
Bird Atlas data of breeding distributions recorded by volunteers from 1986-91.
Maps for the species distributions are available from the Florida
Ornithological Society. The Atlas was headed by Dr. Herbert W.
Kale, II with help from Wes Biggs, Bill Pranty, and Dr. Brad Stith.
The surveys occurred in all 67 counties which were divided into 1028, 7.5-minute
Each quad was further divided into 6 (2 wide X 3 tall) equal-sized blocks
of about 10 miles2 of which about 75% (4,866) were surveyed. The
web site www.topozone.com or DEP's
quad locator may be used to find the name of a quad for locations in
Florida. For each species, a breeding code
indicating the "highest" breeding evidence was recorded.
Please Note:This database contains records from volunteers from 1986-91.
The intensity of the survey varied from person to person, and from
quad to quad, and some species are easier to detect than others. Nesting
discovered more recently than this are not included in the database. For
these reasons, users of this database are cautioned that the absence of
a record for a given county, quad, or block, does not necessarily mean no
nesting is now occurring. This service is not an adequate substitute for
a specific on-the-ground survey.
| View species list and highest breeding evidence statewide, by county,
quad, or block.
View counties, quads, or blocks reporting a species.
Download the data. The following dbase IV files are available for download. Click here for a data overview or here for download help.
Developed by the Technology Services Section of the Division of Wildlife. Contact us if you have additions, corrections, or questions.