Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Hancock County - Bayou Caddy, Bay St. Louis

Bayou Caddy, Bay St. Louis, MS

Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS)

Fall 2016 Survey Pulse (20 Aug - 30 Oct 2016)


Join Audubon volunteers and staff to count and document coastal bird species. This survey pulse gauges the health of coastal bird populations and provides valuable data for addressing the conservation needs of coastal waterbirds that breed, migrate and winter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Dates: See below

Duration: 1 hour

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: This site has a sandy shoreline, and many artificial pilings, jetties, and structures. On the other side of the quiet street, you can often see a variety of blackbirds on the power lines. There is also a marsh system across the street, where bald eagles and a variety of herons and egrets are often seen. The sandy shoreline generally has large groups of small shorebirds foraging on the tide line. The artificial structures have gulls, pelicans, and terns. 

Meeting location: Silver Slipper Casino (parking lot), 5000 S Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520. Ample parking is available.

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is at the Silver Slipper Casino and the east end is the rock jetty at the end of the beach.

Transect GPS Coordinates: Start-30.239694N 89.424306W  Stop-30.251694N 89.420778W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Ned Boyajian at nedrbo@gmail.comTime is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Ned to confirm time.


Happy Counting!

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Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:30 AM 7:45 AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:30 AM 7:45 AM
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 6:45 AM 8:00 AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:45 AM 8:00 AM
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:00 AM 8:15 AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 AM 8:15 AM