Louisiana Secretive Marsh Bird Habitat Relationships and Distributions in Selected Coastal Louisiana Marshes
State of Louisiana
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Monitoring and Observations
This Monitoring and Adaptive Management (MAM) activity will address significant informational needs for secretive marsh birds (SMB), including overall population numbers, predictive SMB habitat relationships, and benefits to SMBs provided by coastal restoration projects. The project will identify key features that could be added to coastal restoration projects which benefit SMBs to facilitate future restoration planning and implementation activities for this suite of species by the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG). Collectively, information gained from the project will benefit LA TIG’s ability to effectively restore Louisiana’s SMB populations within the future restoration projects for Deepwater Horizon restoration types of Birds and Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats .