The Black Rail Project
The project is a collaboration between Jerry
Tecklin of the University of California Sierra Foothill Research and
Extension Center and Dr. Steven Beissinger of the University of
California at Berkeley.
The aim of the project is initially to determine
what type of habitats are most likely to support black rails and how
likely it is for a bird to be found in a given suitable location. We
also plan to survey sites over the coming years to learn how stable the
population is and investigate how the black rail survives in an area
where its habitable sites appear to be small and widely spaced.