Category Archives: The Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

December 12, 2013 – Marsh birds and Fires

Dredge and Rainey Report Marsh Birds and Lighting Fires December 12, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Mist nets to catch birds along terraces Testing airboat transects to count sparrows Prescribed marsh burns Whooping Cranes This document can be downloaded … Continue reading

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2013, Oct 10 – Plover Survey and Dredge Maintenance

Dredge and Rainey Report Plover Survey and Dredge Maintenance October 10, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Plover Survey Dredge maintenance and site assessment Guesthouse work Monday, October 7, 2013 – Shorebird survey On my early morning drive down, avian … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 – 1 Acre Complete – Update

Dredge and Rainey Report 1 Acre Complete – Dredge Update August 15, 2013   Dredging Statistics: Total time pumped directly into: Cell 5 (0.307 acres) = 72.8 hours Cell 4 (0.352 acres) = 72.2 hours Cell 3 (0.366 acres) = … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 – July Update

Dredge and Rainey Report July 2013 Update July 31, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Cell 3 averages marsh level or above Worked in the guesthouse – finished plumbing and kitchenette cabinet constructed Green Heron banding Impediments: hot temperatures Summary: … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 – C3 full and AC in Guesthouse

Dredge and Rainey Report Cell 3 full and AC in the Guesthouse July 11, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Cell 3 is at marsh level or above Total pump time this week = 4:10 hours Total time pumped directly into Cell … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 – Highwater Dredging into Cell 3

Dredge and Rainey Report Highwater Dredging into Cell 3 June 7, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Most of Cell 3 is at marsh level Total pump time this week = 5.75 hours Total time pumped directly into Cell 3 (.366 acres) … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 – Birds and No Dredging

Dredge and Rainey Report Birds and No Dredging May 31, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Marshbird Surveys Banded Green Heron chicks Summary: This week, birds were the priority. Erik Johnson brought Molly Folkerts out to help with the marshbird survey and … Continue reading

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May 20, 2013 – May Update; Birds and no Dredging

Dredge and Rainey Report Birds and No dredging May 20, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Successful trip to the SW Pass Rookery Bird banding along headquarters trail Update to study area status map based on low water observations Spartina patens and … Continue reading

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April 24, 2013 – No dredging – Marshbird Surveys

Dredge and Rainey Report No dredging – Marshbird Surveys April 24, 2013 Summary: Low water patterns dominate, discouraging dredging. The dredge is at the limit of the hose length in the canal, and any dredging would require moving hoses and … Continue reading

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April 11, 2013 – High Water Dredging in C3

Dredge and Rainey Report High Water Dredging in C3 April 11, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Total time dredging this week into Cell 3: 10.75 hours Total time dredging into Cell 3: 75 hours Total time at experimental site: 221.5 hours … Continue reading

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