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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 topographic quadrangles. 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.

Statewide species with at least breeding

Species for county with at least breeding

Species for quad block with at least breeding 

View counties, quads, or blocks reporting a species.
Get for species with at least breeding 

Download the data. The following dbase IV files are available for download.   Click here for a data overview or here for download help. 

Birdlist codes  (54 kb) 216 records Breeding codes (7 kb) 20 records Quads (86 kb) 1028 records Atlas data  (2,950 kb) 134,965 records

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