Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - Greenwood Island, Pascagoula, MS-ACBS

Greenwood Island

Site type: Active beneficial use disposal site

Meeting location:  End of dirt road on right hand side, before VT Halter gate. 

Time: 1.5hours

Survey transect: Beginning: (30.344294, -88515147) End: (30.335413, -88.517055)

Greenwood Island is one of the more biologically diverse sites on the Mississippi Coast. It consists of a one-mile long, earthen berm surrounded by salt marsh to the west and south.  The interior is grown up and shrubby with freshwater marsh often containing waterfowl in the winter and herons and egrets year-round.  Along the southern edge, this site is lined with a rip-rap jetty which is often used for roosting by terns, Black Skimmers, and gulls. This site is good for viewing both waterbirds and songbirds.  *Surveyors must have a hold harmless agreement signed with the Port of Pascagoula.

Please contact Stewardship Manager, Melinda Averhart at with questions or concerns. You will receive a follow-up email with additional instructions once signed-up.  

Greenwood Island ACBS Transect