Habitat Mapping for Other Priority Wildlife in the Gulf of Maine Watershed
go to: USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis


Arnold Banner, USFWS-Gulf of Maine Program
November 2002

Subsequent to the original mapping habitat of 64 species in the Gulf of Maine Watershed, we developed maps for additional species which are priorities for major conservation partners. Partners in Flight (PIF, see http://www.partnersinflight.org/), The International Shorebird Survey (ISS, see http://www.im.nbs.gov/iss/iss.html), and the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan (CWCP, see http://www.nacwcp.org/) identified these species as part of a "North American Bird Conservation Initiative", in which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service participates.  

The following species, in combination with many of the 64 initially mapped, are priorities for those organizations. USFWS Region 5 Migratory Bird Management Office (MBMO) also designated additional bird species, and habitat for these also was mapped.

The following table lists the additional species by the "field" name in the 3 respective grouped grids; the grid names are the column headings. Metadata (information about each habitat grid) is available for each species, as is the narrative habitat model.  Each model explains how environmental and occurrence data were used to create a map for that species, reflecting the relative habitat suitability of areas within the Gulf of Maine Watershed.

Names of Combined Grids, Species Field Names, and Associated
Species/model Narratives and Metadata** for the ARCINFO Grids
of Important Gulf of Maine Fish and Wildlife Habitats

PIF_PRIORITY
(PIF LIST)

SHORE_WATERB2
(ISS, CWCP LISTS)

R5-MBMO
(FWS REGION 5 LIST)

BAY_BRSTED_WARB
(Bay-breasted Warbler)
metadata
habitat model
AM_OYSTERCATCHER
(American Oystercatcher)
metadata
habitat model
YELLOW_RAIL
metadata
habitat model
BLKNURNIAN_WARB
(Blackburnian Warbler)
metadata
habitat model
BUFFBR_SANDPIPER
(Buff-breasted Sandpiper)
metadata
habitat model
RAZORBILL
metadata
habitat model
BLKTHRBLUE_WARB
(Black-throated Blue Warbler)
metadata
habitat model
HUDSON_GODWIT
(Hudsonian Godwit)
metadata
habitat model
BLACKPOL_WARBLER
(Blackpoll Warbler)
metadata
habitat model
CAPEMAY_WARB
(Cape May Warbler)
metadata
habitat model
RUDDY_TURNSTONE
metadata
habitat model
WHIPPOORWILL
(Whip-poor-will)
metadata
habitat model

GOLDENWNG_WARB
(Golden-winged Warbler)
metadata
habitat model

SOLIT_SANDPIPER
(Solitary Sandpiper)
metadata
habitat model

REDHD_WOODPECKER
(Red-headed Woodpecker)
metadata
habitat model

LOUWATER_THRUSH
(Louisiana Waterthrush)
metadata
habitat model
LITTLEBLUE_HERON
(Little Blue Heron)
metadata
habitat model
MARSH_WREN
metadata
habitat model

NLSN_ST_SPARROW
(Nelson's sharp-tailed Sparrow)
metadata
habitat model

SNOWY_EGRET
metadata
habitat model

BALTIMORE_ORIOLE
metadata
habitat model

PRAIRIE_WARB
(Prairie Warbler)
metadata

habitat model
LITTLE_GULL
metadata
habitat model
RED_CROSSBILL
metadata
habitat model
TRICOLORED_HERON
metadata
habitat model
SEASIDE_SPARROW
metadata
habitat model
SPRUCE_GROUSE
metadata
habitat model

** NOTE: these metadata are applicable to the respective species in each of the grouped themes named in the column headings.