Osprey - Monroe County Population

The current status of the Monroe County population of the Osprey is State Species of Special Concern.

FWC convened a Biological Review Group to evaluate the status of Monroe County population of the Osprey in 2017.

Based on recent research indicating that non-migratory ospreys in Monroe County are not genetically distinct from ospreys elsewhere in Florida (Dellinger et al. 2016), and because the osprey population elsewhere in Florida is stable or increasing (Sauer et al. 2017), the BRG concluded that the osprey of Monroe County does not meet state listing criteria.

 

Biological Status Review 2017 Adobe PDF

Draft Osprey Species Action Plan Adobe PDF



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