Refinement of national survey protocols for monitoring secretive marsh-birds


Goals and Objectives:

  • Compare responses of secretive marsh-birds to call-broadcasts for morning and evening survey periods in Iowa to determine which survey period produces the greatest response rate.
  • Compare seasonal responses of secretive marsh-birds in Iowa by conducting a second round of call-broadcast surveys in June and July, after the standard monitoring period.

This project was completed by Stephen J. Dinsmore as the Principal Investigator, Tyler M. Harms as the student investigator, and Karen E. Kinkead as the Iowa DNR collaborator. To find out more about this research project, click here to read the summary.

09/01/2008 to 09/30/2011