Louisiana Colonial Waterbird Monitoring
State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Monitoring and Observations
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is implementing a suite of avian monitoring protocols to: (1) establish the current population of avian species as a means to document inherent avian benefits generated by Deepwater Horizon (DWH) restoration projects; and (2) evaluate project performance criteria and potentially implementing adaptive management measures, as needed. Information generated from these monitoring efforts will be critical in documenting resource uplift (e.g., number of nesting pairs) from DWH bird restoration projects. This information will provide a rigorous, data-driven means to assess project design and success in an adaptive manner and assist in future DWH project selection (for birds, other living coastal and marine resources, and habitats).