As an avian ecologist peonrrmifg for Bureau of Offshore Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (formerly MMS) I am extremely interested in results of function completed on marshbirds related to your oilspill. BOEMRE is not a trust agency, nevertheless the agency is within the Department of Interior and I have participated in several with the conference calls for the Marshbird TWG. The data researchers can present is particularly suitable to future NEPA do the job (EIS, EA, BOs/BAs) here during the Region. In addition, there is certainly the potential to fund waterbird research, in particular, individuals species most heavily impacted, avian mortality estimation, carcass detection probability, and carcass persistence related to oil spill events (e.g., Flint et al. 2010). More priorities for your agency includes any T&E avian species potentially impacted by oilspills. I’d choose to know in the group what the research priorities are for waterbirds. As I consider projects for funding with the internal procedure I want to minimize potential overlap with other NRDA-based projects. I’ve provided my contact information and facts below.