Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - Least Tern Area, Biloxi, MS-ACBS

Least Tern Area, Biloxi, MS-ACBS

Join Audubon volunteers and staff to count and document coastal bird species. This survey provides valuable data for addressing the conservation needs of coastal birds that breed, migrate and winter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Site Type: Mainland Beach

Site Description: This site is a mainland artificial beach system. Structures such as a pier, pipes, and jetties allow for loafing gulls, terns, and skimmers. A large muddy area by Broadwater Marina hosts a variety of shorebirds, including plovers, Marbled Godwits, Willets, and Killdeer. Waterfowl, Brown Pelicans, and Common Loons are especially abundant in winter on the offshore waters. Busy Highway 90 restricts most of the bird observations to the beach or water, but sometimes you may see raptors, grackles, starlings, or mockingbirds perched on live oaks.  

Meeting location: Old Broadwater Marina. Park at westernmost end of lot. 

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is across Highway 90 from Surf Style, west of the public beach bathrooms. The east end is at Broadwater Marina. 

Transect GPS Coordinates:  Start- 30.391194N 88.964333W, Stop- 30.389611N 88.980667W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Melinda Averhart at maverhart@audubon.org or (239) 410-6971. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Melinda to confirm time.

Happy Counting!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Friday, May 14, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Friday, May 28, 2021 9:30 AM 11:00 AM