Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - Buccaneer Beach, Waveland, MS

Buccaneer Beach, Waveland, MS

Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS)


Join Audubon 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 Brown Pelicans, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, terns, and gulls loaf. The shorebirds are condensed onto the small patches of sandy shoreline. The opposite side of the road hosts many perching birds of all varieties on mature vegetation. The transect also has sections of marsh where Clapper Rails, Sora, Marsh Wrens, and heron can be seen.   

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 Field Operations Associate Tim Guida at or 914-552-5428.  Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Tim to confirm time.

Happy Counting!


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