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, pelicans, and 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: Biloxi Beach parking area at the Pine Grove Ave/Highway 90 intersection, near the public beach bathrooms and across from Surf Style.
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- 30.389611N 88.980667W Stop- 30.391194N 88.964333W
If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Molly Folkerts Caldwell at email@example.com or (334) 703-8608. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Molly to confirm time.