Will Selman

Changes in Waterfowl Abundance and Species Composition on Louisiana Coastal Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges 2004-2016

SEAFWA Journal Volume 6, March 2019

Aerial waterfowl surveys are conducted on major wintering areas to provide regional population indices and determine habitat use of non-breeding waterfowl. Coastal Louisiana supports more than one quarter of the continental dabbling duck population during winter. Thus, consid- erable effort is allocated to monitoring waterfowl abundance in coastal Louisiana with implications for future waterfowl habitat management in the region. We conducted monthly surveys on nine state-owned coastal wildlife management areas and refuges, November–January 2004–2016. Across all sites and survey years, the...

Year
2019