Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Hancock County - Buccaneer Beach, Waveland, MS

Buccaneer Beach, Waveland, 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.

Dates: See below

Duration: 1 hour

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: This site mostly consists of a seawall, with limited areas of sandy shoreline. Many jetties and artificial structures exist, where pelicans, eagles, ospreys, terns, and gulls perch. The shorebirds are condensed onto the small patches of sandy shoreline. The opposite side of the road has many perching birds of all varieties on mature vegetation. Some sections have productive marsh habitats, so marsh birds such as herons, egrets, sparrows, and wrens are common.  

Meeting location: Corner of Forest Street and South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520. Limited parking available on the shoulder of the road.

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. West end is at the meeting location. East end is located at state park day use area, east of the campground.

Transect GPS Coordinates: Start- 30.258444N 89.412444W  Stop- 30.263417N 89.395111W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Ned Boyajian at Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Ned to confirm time.


Happy Counting!


To learn more about the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey, visit our website at

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:45 AM 9:00 AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:45 AM 9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 8:15 AM 9:30 AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:15 AM 9:30 AM