Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Hancock County - Washington Street Pier, Bay St. Louis, MS

Washington Street Pier, Bay St. Louis

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.


Dates: See below


Duration: 1.5 hours


Site Type: Mainland Beach


Site Description: This site has a sandy beach shoreline, ending at Washington Street Pier, which has rocky jetties on either side. Reddish egrets, ruddy turnstones, and a variety of plovers and sandpipers are common on the mudflats directly adjacent to the jetty. The opposite side of the road has mature live oaks and suburban yards which attracts common suburban passerine species such as mockingbirds, crows, and blue jays.


Meeting location: Washington Street Pier and Boat Launch. There is ample parking available near the pavilion.


Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is at the Bay Oaks Dr/South Beach Blvd intersection. The east end is at Washington Street Pier.


Transect GPS Coordinates: (Start)30.303028N 89.329917W  (Stop)30.293806N 89.343667W


If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Rhonda Plitt at rplitt09@yahoo.comTime is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Rhonda to confirm time.


Happy Counting!