- Alligators: floodplain forests, floodplain swamp, strand swamp, swales, wet prairie, tidal marsh, other wetlands and open water bodies. Nest in adjacent uplands.
- Crocodile: mangrove swamps, tidal swamps, salt marshes, power plants. Nest on beaches, well-drained areas, canal berms.
- Check FNAI species profile to determine breeding season
- Night shining (reflective eye shine)
- Aerial surveys
- American Alligator (FNAI)