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

Louisiana Project

Rail and Gallinule Movements in Coastal Louisiana

March 2022 - August 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Water levels can have a significant effect on waterbird movements. However, little is known about how water levels influence movements of secretive marshibrds. In this study, we are using satellite telemetry to determine habitat use and movements of King Rails, Clapper Rails, Common Gallinules and Purple Gallinules.