Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Osprey Foraging Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
OspreyForagingArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing Foraging Areas for Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Colorado. Foraging Areas are defined as open water areas, typically associated with larger rivers, lakes and reservoirs with abundant fish populations, utilized by both resident and transient osprey for feeding purposes. This information was derived from field personnel. A variety of data capture techniques were used including drawing on mylar overlays at 1:50,000 scale USGS county mapsheets and implementation of the SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard using stand-up, real-time digitizing at various scales (Cowardin, M., M. Flenner. March 2003. Maximizing Mapping Resources. GeoWorld 16(3):32-35).