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Restoring Colonial Waterbirds on the Texas Coast

Implementing Organization

Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


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.


David Newstead
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Project Partners

US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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