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)
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.
Date: See below
Duration: 1.5 hours
Site Type: Mainland Beach
Site Description: The Long Beach site is a mainland, artificial beach. Many stone jetties, pipes, and other artificial structures exist. These structures generally attract shorebirds, terns, skimmers, and pelicans. 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Dave to confirm time.