Colonial Nesting Water Birds


  • Forested and herbaceous wetlands; fresh, brackish, and saline waters

Survey Season:

  • Check FNAI species profile to determine breeding season

Survey Protocol*:

Florida Colonial Waterbird Locator:  Spatial data of waterbird breeding colonies current through 1999. New rookeries may form annually; surveys by qualified biologists should be conducted.

FNAI Species Profiles:


* Colonial nesting birds may nest in exotic vegetation. Therefore, surveys must be conducted in all vegetation scheduled to be removed in the nesting season immediately preceding clearing.