Proceedings from the 2014 Workshop

The Midwest Secretive Marshbird Working Group met on August 5, 2014 at the Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Workshop in Port Washington, WI. 

The goal for this meeting was to continue our work to better coordinate marsh bird monitoring, research, and conservation within the Midwest by 1) communicating what we have accomplished and progress toward ongoing projects, 2) identifying key products to be produced by the working group that facilitate conservation activities, and 3) discussing opportunities to coordinate the collection of marsh bird habitat data.

Detailed notes and presentation are available for view and download below:

Meeting Notes:


2014 Midwest Secretive Marshbird Working Group Meeting Notes

Presentations:

Midwest Marshbird Working Group Overview (Mike Monfils)

Effects of wetland management strategies on the distribution and habitat associations of secretive marsh birds on public wetlands in Missouri (Evan Hill) 

Effects of wetland management strategies on habitat use of autumn migrating rails in intensely-managed wetland complexes in Missouri, progress and future directions (Ariel Fournier) 

Developing an optimization tool for a balanced delivery of breeding marshbird and nonbreeding waterfowl habitats on an intensively managed mid-latitude National Wildlife Refuge in the Mississippi Flyway (Brian Loges) 

10 steps to successful marshbird conservation (Mike Monfils)

Summary of habitat data collection and target species for three Midwest marshbird survey programs (Ben Kahler)

Workshop Summary Slides (Mike Monfils)

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