Ecology of Eastern Black Rails in Colorado

Graduate Student: Nora Hargett (Co-advised by Auriel Fournier and TJ Benson)

The project is focused on the Eastern Black Rail (a federally threatened species) along the lower Arkansas River in Colorado. This projects aims to assessing the role habitat plays in Eastern Black Rail breeding success and also work to determine a survey framework for estimating abundance of the secretive species. Research activities will be conducted in southeastern Colorado from March-July 2022 and 2023.