Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Jackson County - Pascagoula Beach, Pascagoula, MS-Audubon Coastal Bird Survey
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: 1.5 hours
Site Type: Mainland Beach
Site Description: Pascagoula Beach is an artificial beach characterized by a rocky seawall on the tide line, significant marsh vegetation and mud flats, and a quiet street lined with live oaks. The seawall often has ruddy turnstones and spotted sandpipers, the mudflats have a variety of plovers, sandpipers, and night herons, and the marsh vegetation hosts sparrows and wrens. The live oaks, adjacent to the quiet street, often have blue jays, flycatchers, shrikes, woodpeckers, and other passerines.
Meeting location: Point Park, 600 Beach Blvd, Pascagoula, MS 39567. Go to the parking area near the boat launch.
Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. West end is at the start of the beach next to the Point Park parking area. East end is at the culvert just west of the 11th St/Beach Blvd intersection.
Transect GPS Coordinates: Start- 30.344306N 88.560306W Stop- 30.476611N 88.544306W
If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Brian Johnston at (228) 806-1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Brian to confirm time.
To learn more about the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey, visit our website at https://www.audubon.org/content/audubon-coastal-bird-survey