The overall objective of this effort is to assess the status and distribution of the black rail population breeding in North Carolina. Our objectives during the 2017-2018 field seasons are 1) to build on the effort conducted during the 2014-2015 field seasons and expand the extent of spatial coverage and 2) survey inland sites to determine population levels of rails at freshwater inland marshes within North Carolina.
Watts, B. D.; Paxton, B J.; and Smith, F M., "Assessment of black rail status in North Carolina, Interim report: Spring 2018" (2018). CCB Technical Reports. 292.