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2008-07-15 09:10:00

MIAMI -- It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in sickening free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they've already seen enough to know the kite has dropped to...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. The rare raptor has been on the federal endangered species list for 40 years. There estimated to be 700 to 800 snail kites in Florida, down from 1,200 last year. Biologists said 12 adult snail kites and four nests were...

2008-07-14 03:00:00

DELRAY BEACH -- U.S. Fish & Wildlife biologists have found nests and recently hatched birds of the endangered Everglade snail kite in a small wetland in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. These are the first nests seen in the area since 1998. The rare raptor was added to the endangered species list when it was created about 40 years ago. If current trends continue, they could be near extinction in another 40 years, officials said. "Every nest, every bird that is produced right...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they have already seen enough to...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

A measure taken to protect one endangered bird in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, may be driving the Everglades snail kite out. The most recent survey of the kites found few of them living in the Everglades or Lake Okeechobee, the source of the River of Grass, The Miami Herald reported. Most of the nesting pairs spotted were 100 miles to the north in a chain of lakes in central Florida. The counters said numbers may have dropped by two-thirds since 2000 to fewer...

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 5--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in sickening free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they've already seen...


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2006-02-28 17:59:14

The Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It can be found in tropical South America, the Caribbean and southern Florida, USA. This bird prefers fresh water wetlands. It builds its nest in a bush or on the ground where it lays 3-4 eggs. It is 45cm long with a 120cm wingspan. It is a sociable species and forms large colonies in winter. The Snail Kite has long, broad, and rounded wings. It is long-tailed, with a white rump and undertail coverts....

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