Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Harrison County - Jeff Davis Ave-Runnels-Long Beach, MS

Jeff Davis Ave-Runnels Ave, Long Beach, MS

Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS)



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.

Date: See below

Duration: 1 hour

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: The Long Beach site is a mainland, artificial beach. Many rock jetties, outfall pipes, and other artificial structures provide good loafing spots for gulls and terns along this transect. Piping and Snowy Plovers frequent this area during fall and winter. Busy Highway 90 restricts most of the bird observations to the beach or water, but sometimes you may see and hear passerines such as Northern Mockingbirds, Blue Jays, and European Starlings on the live oaks.  

Meeting location: Long Beach Harbor, at the boardwalk near the intersection of Highway 90 and Jeff Davis Avenue.

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is at the Runnels Avenue/Highway 90 intersection. The east end is at the Jeff Davis/Highway 90 intersection, just west of Long Beach Harbor.

Transect GPS Coordinates: Start-30.323500N 89.217639W  Stop-30.344952N 89.145151W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Dave Reed at (985) 788-0536 or Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Dave to confirm time.


Happy Counting!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 AM 8:00 AM