Wetland Restoration for Birds in the Calumet Region:
How the Monitoring of Breeding Marsh Birds is Inspiring Wetland Restoration in the Calumet Region.
Nat Miller, Audubon Great Lakes together with Walter Marcisz, Chicago Audubon Region join together to present “Doing It Secretively In The Marsh: How the Monitoring of Breeding Marsh Birds Is Inspiring Wetland Restoration in the Calumet Region” — an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA).
Wetland birds of the Calumet region have faced precipitous declines over the past 30 years.The conversion of rich marsh to open-water ponds or mono-cultures of invasive species has put secretive marsh species like Common Gallinule, Least Bittern and King Rail on the fast-track to extirpation. However, new and intensive monitoring and wetland restoration is setting the stage for an amazing comeback story.