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Surveys of Snail Kite Breeding and Habitat Use in the Upper St. Johns River Basin


March 2008 - February 2011


The purpose of this project is to document snail kite usage and reproduction within the Blue Cypress Marsh Complex (BCMC) during 2008,2009, and 2010. Since the snail kite population in Florida is best viewed as a single population, we also report additional demographic data at the scale of the whole population.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 24

Presentations: 44



  • Wiley KitchensPrincipal Investigator
  • Jean OlbertStudent
  • Kyle PiasStudent

Funding Agencies

  • St Johns Water Management District


Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Florida
  5. Wildlife Management Institute