Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Distribution and Habitat Characteristics of Secretive Marshbirds in Southeastern Louisiana

July 2020 - August 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Louisiana has embarked on a $50 billion coastal restoration program. Numerous marshes have been restored under previous funding mechanisms but little attention has been paid to providing habitat for secretive marshbirds. Furthermore, following oil spills, determining loss of secretive marshbirds is difficult but could be improved by better understanding specific habitat characteristics. In this study, we are evaluating the effects of local and landscape habitat characteristics on secretive marshbird abundance in five hydrologic basins of southeastern coastal Louisiana.

Presentations Presentation Date
Moran, L.L.K., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2024. Characterizing trends of secretive marshbird distributions across the Deltaic Plain of Louisiana. Gulf of Mexico Conference, Tampa, Florida. February 2024