Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Harrison County - Menge Ave-Seal Ave, Pass Christian, MS

Menge Ave-Seal Ave, Pass Christian

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 hour

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: This Pass Christian site frequently hosts a variety of plovers and sandpipers. When the tide is low, large groups of birds are often seen foraging on the flats such as Dunlin, Sanderlings, Semipalmated Plovers, and Black-bellied Plovers. In winter, Common Loon, Red-breasted Merganser, and Bufflehead can be seen foraging in the nearshore waters. Busy Highway 90 restricts most of the bird observations to the beach or water, but sometimes you may see Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Mockingbirds, and Blue Jays in the live oaks.  

Meeting location: The east side of Pass Christian Harbor, across Highway 90 from Cat Island Coffee House (near intersection of Hwy 90 and Davis Ave.).

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is at the Davis Ave/Highway 90 intersection. The east end is at the Hackett Lane/Highway 90 intersection.

Transect GPS Coordinates: (Start) 30.315072N 89.241240W, (Stop) 30.321361N 89.225194W

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!

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Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, February 17, 2023 8:30 AM 9:30 AM