State of the San Francisco Estuary 2015: WILDLIFE - Heron and Egret Nest Density and Nest Survival Indicators


Kelly, J. P.
N. Nur

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Technical Report
As top wetland predators that operate over large areas of the San Francisco Estuary, herons and egrets
depend on extensive tidal marshes, seasonal wetlands, and associated freshwater systems. The State of
the Estuary Report uses two indicators based on the status of nesting herons and egrets to assess
ecological conditions across broad wetland landscapes. The Heron and Egret Nest Density Indicator
provides an index of regional heron and egret population sizes. The Heron and Egret Nest Success

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Kelly, J. P., and N. Nur. 2015. Wildlife–heron and egret nest density and nest survival indicators:. Technical summary and appendix, in State of the San Francisco Estuary 2015:Status and Trends Update on 33 Indicators of Ecosystem Health, San Francisco Estuary Partnership. [] 


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