Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - DeBuys Road-Cowan Road, Gulfport, MS-ACBS

Debuys Road-Cowan Road, Gulfport, MS-ACBS

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

Duration: 1.5 hours

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: This site is a mainland artificial beach system. In the spring, our busiest colonial nesting colony provides opportunities to see hundreds of Least Terns. Throughout other seasons, a variety of shorebirds are often seen on the tide line. Waterfowl, pelicans, and loons are especially abundant in winter on the offshore waters. Busy Highway 90 restricts most of the bird observations to the beach or water, but sometimes you may see raptors, grackles, starlings, or mockingbirds perched on live oaks.

Meeting location: Meet at the parking bay across from the Great Southern Golf Club (30.385694N, -89.009000W)

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is Cowan Road. The east end is across from the Great Southern Golf Club. 

Transect GPS Coordinates: Start- 30.385694N 89.009000W, Stop- 30.381889N 89.025194W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Melinda Averhart at or (239) 410-6971. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Melinda to confirm time. 

Happy Counting!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Friday, May 14, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Friday, May 28, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM