Habitat suitability map and change between 2011 and 2014

Upper left: inset map; upper right: bird on the sand with chicks; bottom: 3 maps showing suitable habitat for the birds over tim

Detailed Description

Habitat suitability map and change between 2011 and 2014, as derived from a model of nesting piping plover habitat selection. This map shows areas of high suitability (green) on the Rockaway Peninsula, New York. Models like this and their associated habitat maps are also being developed for nesting sea turtles and wintering shorebirds. (Piping plover photo by Bill Byrne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

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Image Dimensions: 3300 x 1650

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Location Taken: US