SDE Feature Class
Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus, potential habitat, distribution.Sacramento Valley, Sacramento River, Feather River
The shapefile was created to estimate the total potential Yellow-billed Cuckoo habitat along the Feather River from Gridley to Nicolaus. It was also used to choose survey sites for the 2012-13 surveys.
In 2012-13, Point Blue Conservation Science was contracted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct surveys for the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo along the Sacramento and Feather rivers. This shapefile represents the patches of habitat within 2km of the Sacramento and Feather Rivers that could potentially be used by Yellow-billed Cuckoos. It was developed using a habitat layer from the Central Valley Riparian Mapping Project (medium-scale layer, 2009 imagery; Geographical Information Center 2012). We chose to include the habitat categories Riparian Evergreen and Decidious Woodland and Southwestern North America riparian wash/scrub. We ran this layer through the program PatchMorph (Girvetz and Greco 2007) with parameters: minimum patch width=100m, maximum gap width=100m. A minimum patch size of 15ha was applied in ArcGIS. The results of the surveys are detailed in a report submitted to the CADFW. - https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=90522
Mark Dettling Point Blue Conservation Science
|Maximum (zoomed in)||1:5,000|
|Minimum (zoomed out)||1:150,000,000|