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Restoring Colonial Waterbirds on the Texas Coast

Implementing Organization

Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$363,400

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Birds/Bird Habitat

Project Description

Enhance efforts of the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program to manage colonial waterbird islands on the Texas coast from San Antonio Bay to the Laguna Madre, resulting in accelerated implementation of specific management actions identified in the CBBEP Colonial Waterbird Rookery Island Management Plan and several other regionaland species-specific plans at 33 targeted locations over a two (2) year period. The project will increase and optimize available nesting habitat and reduce factors commonly associated with nest failure or colony abandonment, resulting in enhanced avian utilization of colonial nesting species impacted by the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Contact

David Newstead
361-885-6202
dnewstead@cbbep.org
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Project Partners

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Affiliated Institutions

None

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