Distribution and Habitat Characteristics of Secretive Marshbirds in Southeastern Louisiana
July 2020 - August 2024
- 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.