Remote sensing of habitat for at-risk early successional bird species
August 2021 - December 2023
- USFWS Region 4 QR
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- The Chemours Company
Bird species that use early successional habitat (grasslands, shrublands, young forests) are declining. This project aims to determine whether the fine scale habitat features favored by early successional bird species in the southeastern coastal plain are detectable with remotely sensed data. In addition, monitoring with acoustic recording units can improve detection and population estimation. Outputs will include species distribution maps, monitoring recommendations, and multi-species management strategies.